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My Big News!!

Oct 08, 2012 Uncategorized 50 comments

Yes!!! This is THAT big news: I. Have. An. Agent! *insert cheesy grin and maybe a squee or two*

I know! Cool, right?

And do you know how hard it was not to say anything last week?!! Well I assure you, it was hard.

So who is this agent you ask? The wonderfully fabulous Victoria Marini of Gelfman Schneider Literary Agents, Inc.

She read my manuscript in one sitting guys. And when she e-mailed me, she used words like “wonderful,” “marketable,” and “fabulous.” I’ve read others’ experiences so many times, and wondered if an agent could ever really love my little book enough to offer representation. Seriously, I am all agog at the fantastickness of it.

I have a whole long “How I Got My Agent” post written out in my head with all kinds of thanks involved which I’m sure will be coming shortly, not to mention a celebration of some sort, but for now I give you the mandatory ‘I’m-signing-my-contract’ picture. (And yes, my desk is always that clean. Why do you ask?) 

So what is your good news, today?


50 Responses to “My Big News!!”

  1. Emily Sovich says:

    Wow! Oh, I'm so happy for you! Congratulations!!

  2. Jessica Bell says:

    Congrats! Fabulous news!

  3. Suzie F. says:

    Congratulations, Janet! How awesome!

  4. Mara Rae says:

    congratulations! victoria has read two of my novels (and passed on both, obviously) and she's just lovely. so excited for you!

  5. !!!!!!! CONGRATS, Janet! *YAY*

  6. Vicki Rocho says:


    So happy for you!!! Best news I've read all morning!

  7. JANET!!!! This is so amazingly awesome awesome. So happy for you!! The hacky sack club rejoices!!!!

  8. Woo hoo! Congrats, Janet!

  9. storyqueen says:

    Congratulations!! I knew it was just a matter of time!


  10. Old Kitty says:

    Janet Summer Johnson!!!!!!

    You utter star!! WOW!! Huge congratulations!!! Am doing a happy hacky sacky dance just for you!! Watch me kick up my heels and go "yeeee-haaaaa"!!!! Yay!!

    Take care

  11. Congratulations! So excited for you!

  12. CONGRATS, Janet! That is AWESOME news. I'm so happy for you. : )

  13. Woohoo! That's fantastic news! Congratulations! I've heard wonderful things about her, and I bet it's going to be a great match. Good luck with your submissions (and your revisions, if you have any). Yay!!!

  14. Julie says:

    Janet, that is wonderful! Congratulations!

  15. Lori M. Lee says:

    Congrats, omg!!! YAY!!!

  16. HUGE congrats!! I'm so happy for you!

  17. Vidya Sury says:

    That's such exciting news, Janet! Congratulations! Squeeeeeee, Indeed! Huge hugs to you!

  18. Hurray! Fantastic! Congratulations! And my big news is that I'm so happy for you! 🙂

  19. Julie says:

    Congratulations!! That's wonderful news! 🙂

  20. Emy Shin says:

    Yay, congratulations! 🙂

  21. Congratulations, Janet! 😀

  22. MomMac says:

    Wow! I am so happy for you. But I knew it was only a matter of time.

  23. Hooray hooray for the official contract! And I'm so glad to find you have a blog! I love it.

  24. Congratulations! And, what awesome feedback. Good luck in the next step!

  25. Great news! Congratulations

  26. Sarah Ahiers says:

    Woo hoo! I saw all your comments on Query Tracker! So glad to hear your official good news!

  27. Grinning from ear to ear with you, Janet. Congrats!!!

    Oh, my big news? I'm finally getting my trees trimmed today! Yay!

  28. Shallee says:

    Yay for you!!!! Congrats, Victoria is awesome! So happy for you!

  29. Jemi Fraser says:

    WOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! So excited for you! I think you 2 will make a great team!! Now off to do a happy dance for you (although it may not be as lovely as Amy's…) 🙂

  30. Congrats! It is always wonderful to read this kind of news!

  31. Happy dancing for you right now! Woo hoo! 😀

  32. CONGRATULATIONS! That's awesome! 🙂

  33. JANET!! Squeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!! I'm doing a happy-hula-hackey-sack dance for you right now!!! 😀 😀 😀
    Catherine Denton

  34. Beth says:

    That is fabulous news, Janet. Congratulations!!!

  35. LTM says:

    OK, I knew, but SQUEE!!! again! SQUEE!!! I'm so happy for you, CUF!!! You are awesome, and your books are hilarious and fantastic and marketable and all those great things she said.

    Can't wait to watch you soar (on your little fairy wings, of course)~ :o) <3

  36. Lynn says:

    Congratulations Janet! That is wonderful news!

  37. Congratulations! This is awesome news Janet! Wishing you and your agent a long prosperous life together!


  38. Lydia Kang says:

    Oh my and oh my! Janet, I am so thrilled for you! Congratulations!

  39. !!!!!!! So happy for you, Janet!

  40. WOWZERS!!! Congrats! What exciting news 🙂 (still hoping we run into each other soon!)

  41. Marcia says:


  42. I just saw the announcement on QT!!!! I was like – is that MY Janet Johnson???? when I saw "peanut butter and jelly" I knew it was!!!!

    Giddy with happiness for you and your book!

  43. Brenda Drake says:

    I'm so thrilled for you! I've loved this since the first workshop we were in together. Congratulations!

  44. Hi Janet .. that is brilliant isn't it – enjoy the weekend .. I'm sure you will – cheers Hilary

  45. Karen Akins says:

    Congrats!! I'm a fellow Victoria client, and she's just wonderful. You're going to love her! Here's to a fast sale!! 🙂

  46. Dee says:

    I just saw your success story on QT! I've loved the idea of your book since I first saw it last summer. So happy for you!! Yay!

  47. Jess says:

    FANTASTIC news!! SO happy for you 🙂

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