Marian Lee (MarianLee on QT) has signed with agent Carly Watters of P.S. Literary Agency.
Eight years ago, Julia Basham lost her chance at happily ever after - all thanks to her fairy godmother who didn't show up for work.
Wait, slighted by your own fairy godmother? How can that be? After all, showing up just as you hit rock bottom and giving you everything you need to 'land your man', is basically the fairy godmother's sole job description, right? So we've been told… Bibbity, Bobbity, Do-Over, is a 70,000 word, quirky-contemporary women's fiction novel, where unfortunately, there is no little old lady with wings handing out 'happily ever afters'.
Julia's life seemed to be falling perfectly into place. She had a great job, seemingly endless prospects, and a wonderful fiancé, Nick Kerkley, who she was totally in love with. Nick however, while being completely devoted to Julia, did not have the potential or stability to be worthy of someone like her - or at least that was Julia's sister Lisa's opinion. Reluctantly following Lisa's advice, Julia ended the relationship, forcing herself to believe it would all be for the best. Little did she know, that one decision would begin the slow but steady deterioration of her entire life. As the story opens nearly a decade later, Julia is the quiet shadow of the woman everyone thought she'd be, who's once fulfilling life has fallen into a stale and safe existence. Her shell of a world is thrown into upheaval when she finds out that the financial planning team she works for has taken on a new client; a now successful and very rich Nick Kerkley. Stuck in a horribly awkward situation, Julia makes a decision - take charge, step up, and find her own happy ending. However, she quickly realizes that fairy tales aren't as strait forward as we've been brought up to believe. Sometimes, to get to happily ever after, you have to stop waiting for fate, take charge, strap on a pair of wings, and be your own fairy godmother.
Jane Austin's Persuasion, is one of my all time favorite novels, and it makes me sad that it has taken something of a backseat in the world of classic literature. Bibbity, Bobbity, Do-Over puts a modern yet whimsical spin on Austin's classic love story, and serves as my personal tribute to that amazing, yet somewhat under-appreciated work.
As for me, I am 27 years old and live in Chicago with my husband and two daughters. While this is the first novel I am seeking publication for, I would love to one day make writing my career.
Thank you for your time and consideration.