New Book, Movie Coming from Arlington Author Julie Murphy
By Office of Communication
Posted on October 08, 2019, October 08, 2019

Bestselling author and Arlington resident Julie Murphy recently announced deals for two major upcoming projects.

Murphy released her first middle grade novel "Dear Sweet Pea" on Oct. 1, 2019. Just days later, Disney announced it optioned the rights to the book to develop into a Disney Channel Original Movie. 

Disney Channel Vice President Lauren Kisilevsky spoke with Deadline about the decision to adapt the book, saying, "The themes of self-discovery and navigating the new normal of a nontraditional family echo Disney Channel’s commitment to entertaining and inspiring programming.”

Murphy also announced she is writing young adult novels based on Valiant Comics character Faith Herbert. "Faith Taking Flight" is scheduled to be released in July 2020. 

Murphy was an active member of the Arlington community growing up and now calls the City home. She works out of Union Worx Coworking in Downtown's Urban Union and was featured in MyArlingtonTV's "Dream Chapter" series.  

Click here to learn more about Julie Murphy and her upcoming projects. 

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