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A Spring/Summer 2023 Buzz Book | Coming July 25, 2023 from Kensington
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agent :
Danielle Egan-Miller
Browne & Miller Literary Associates
Coming September 5, 2023 | Atria Books/Simon & Schuster

Founded in 1971 by Jane Jordan Browne, Browne & Miller Literary Associates specializes in full-service representation of a select clientele. I have been owner and president of the agency since 2003.

I'm an intrepid reader, my taste is eclectic, and I look for exceptional writing and very fine storytelling. My roster includes several New York Times bestselling authors, numerous prize- and award-winning writers, and many talented debut novelists. I am always interested in promising new voices and those kinds of books that draw me in, fully capture my attention, and then hold it until the very last page. If my heart races a little bit along the way, all the better.

For 2023, I am most interested in the following:


I'm partial, always, to substantive, classic-feeling novels featuring Midwestern voices and Midwestern settings. Think THIS TENDER LAND and ORDINARY GRACE.

Book club fiction, historical or contemporary, that's charming and uplifting. I adored Lessons in Chemistry.

Stories by Native American authors.

Glam historicals, including ones that fictionalize real people and great love stories. Might feature a little mystery/suspense. I love Hollywood and anything about American family dynasties, especially stories about high society behaving badly. I am also particularly interested in Oona O'Neill Chaplin and her set. Also Elizabeth Taylor. Mid-century through early 1970s-set counts as historical!

Female-led literary-leaning mystery/crime/suspense/thrillers including highly original family dramas, domestic suspense stories, and tales with surprising bents and diabolical twists. I'd really love something set in New Orleans.

Elevated and sophisticated cozy mysteries starring a seasoned ensemble cast and featuring lots of twists and lots of charm. I'd absolutely love a clever, clever reimagining of The Mousetrap/Clue/Gosford Park, maybe with an updated Hollywood vibe.

Stories with magical realism, tales that are horrific without being only horror and possibly address motherhood, literary-leaning novels with witches or the occult. Gothic fiction is a personal favorite.

A rom-com set in the world of professional TENNIS!


Modern mind/body/spirit projects that marry an urban sensibility with practical simplicity.

Elegantly written narrative non-fiction by nationally-recognized authors.

Forgotten stories, lost histories, slices of (dark) Americana, in the vein of the late Lee Sandlin or Erik Larson.

I also love rock-n-roll stories. I’m a longtime Dead Head, so take that for what it is.

I'm a dog lover (and dog owner), so I'd be open to a great dog memoir (or dog novel!), especially if it stars a Scottish or Sealyham Terrier.

My White Whales (i.e. book ideas relentlessly pursued over a long period of time, but I still haven’t found them. The quest continues!)
* An expertly-crafted, Chicago-set historical thriller in the vein of The Alienist.
* A golf-themed mystery. An ideal protagonist might be a golf pro.
* The next The Thorn Birds. Forbidden love is a favorite romance trope!

Sorry, but Browne & Miller is no longer accepting submissions of (Adult) Memoirs or of Young Adult fiction; no children's books of any kind; and I do not represent genre horror, sci fi/fantasy, or screenplays. I am also not interested in books that have already been self-published.

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years experience: 30+
General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller, Biography, History, Religious, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Lifestyle, Cookbooks, Sports, Science
* Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers (Now a Major Motion Picture!)
* This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger, #1 National Bestseller
* Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger, 2014 Edgar Award winner for Best Novel
* In the Shadow of Lakecrest by Elizabeth Blackwell, a #1 Amazon bestseller
* All the Little Children by Jo Furniss, an Amazon Charts and #1 Amazon bestseller
* Pretty Girls Dancing by Kylie Brant, an Amazon Charts and #1 Amazon bestseller
* A Splendid Ruin by Megan Chance, a #1 Amazon bestseller
* Gemini Summer by Iain Lawrence, winner of the 2007 Canadian Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Literature
*"...And Ladies of the Club" by Helen Hooven Santmyer, #1 New York Times bestseller
A DANGEROUS EDUCATION by MEGAN CHANCE (Lake Union W23); THE PROMISE OF EASTER by MARTA PERRY (Berkley W23); THE LEVEE by William Kent Krueger (S&S Audio W23); WHERE COYOTES HOWL by SANDRA DALLAS (St. Martin's Press SP23); THE YEAR OF JUBILEE by CINDY MORGAN (Tyndale House SP23); INDIGO ISLE by T.I. LOWE (Tyndale House SU23);THE LONG WAY BACK by Nicole Baart (Atria Books SU23); THE WOMAN FROM LYDIA by ANGELA HUNT (Bethany House SU23); THE WOMAN IN THE CASTELLO by Kelsey James (Kensington SU23); THE RIVER WE REMEMBER by William Kent Krueger (Atria Books F23); STAR OF WONDER by Angela Hunt (Bethany House F23); THANKSGIVING BLESSINGS by Marta Perry (Berkley F23); OPULENCE & ASHES by Kate Belli (Crooked Lane Books F23); WHAT A WAVE MUST BE by Angela Hunt (Tyndale F23); RELATIVE STRANGERS by A.H. Kim (Graydon House SP24)
February 1, 2023 - THE ART OF ILLUSION, by Megan Chance
Digital: Fiction: General
Author of A SPLENDID RUIN and A DANGEROUS EDUCATION Megan Chance's THE ART OF ILLUSION, a look at the power of reinvention at its most decadent, pitched as Edith Head meets The Talented Mr. Ripley in this 1950s Hollywood-set story of a fractured female friendship gone awry, starring the most in-demand costumer of her era and teeming with both stars and spies, to Danielle Marshall at Lake Union Publishing, in an exclusive submission, by Danielle Egan-Miller at Browne & Miller Literary Associates (world).

November 16, 2022 - THE LEVEE, by William Kent Krueger
Audio rights
William Kent Krueger's THE LEVEE, a novella following a group of men on a mission to save a family from their ancestral home on the Mississippi during the most destructive river flood in U.S. history, to Lara Blackman at Simon & Schuster Audio, in an exclusive submission, for publication in February 2023, by Danielle Egan-Miller at Browne & Miller Literary Associates (world).

June 29, 2022 - FINDING AMELIA by A.H. Kim
Fiction: General/Other
Author of A GOOD FAMILY A.H. Kim's FINDING AMELIA, pitched as a modern-day SENSE AND SENSIBILITY meets Tales of the City, featuring two Korean American sisters journeying toward romance and reinvention at a Northern California retreat center while supporting their newly widowed mother through a contentious estate battle with a man who claims to be their half-brother from Seoul, to Susan Swinwood at Graydon House, in a nice deal, in an exclusive submission, by Danielle Egan-Miller at Browne & Miller Literary Associates (NA). Translation:

May 18, 2022 - THE WOMAN IN THE CASTELLO, by Kelsey James
Fiction: Debut
Kelsey Blodget writing as Kelsey James's THE WOMAN IN THE CASTELLO, pitched as for fans of MEXICAN GOTHIC and EVELYN HUGO and set in 1960s Italy, in which a young American starlet lands the lead role in a horror movie to be filmed at her aunt's crumbling castle, but when her aunt vanishes and the movie's nightmarish elements start seeping into reality, it's clear the beautiful ingenue isn't the only one giving a star-worthy performance, to John Scognamiglio at John Scognamiglio Books, in a good deal, in a three-book deal, by Danielle Egan-Miller at Browne & Miller Literary Associates (world).

May 4, 2022 - OPULENCE AND ASHES, by Kate Belli
Fiction: Mystery/Crime
Author of DECEPTION BY GASLIGHT and BETRAYAL ON THE BOWERY Kate Belli's OPULENCE AND ASHES, book four in the Gilded Gotham Mystery series, in which a socialite journalist and millionaire lawyer are closer than ever when they're drawn into investigating a series of crimes targeting prominent New York City reformists; but when she disappears under mysterious circumstances, he must quickly determine is she's left him on purpose or if something sinister is afoot, to Faith Black Ross at Crooked Lane, in a nice deal, by Danielle Egan-Miller at Browne & Miller Literary Associates (world).

May 3, 2022 - PHILIPPI, by Angela Hunt
Fiction: Inspirational
Author of A WOMAN OF WORDS Angela Hunt's PHILIPPI, about a seller of purple and her attempts to rescue a formerly demon-possessed slave girl healed by the Apostle Paul; the first in a new biblical series THE EMISSARIES, each book exploring the struggles of early Christians and set in a city where Paul planted a church, to Rochelle Gloege at Bethany House, in a very nice deal, in an exclusive submission, in a three-book deal, by Danielle Egan-Miller at Browne & Miller Literary Associates (world).

April 27, 2022 - THE YEAR OF JUBILEE, by Cindy Morgan
Fiction: Debut
Grammy-nominated Nashville singer/songwriter and multi-time GMA Dove Award winner Cindy Morgan's THE YEAR OF JUBILEE, a coming-of-age novel set in the early 1960s about a young girl in a small Kentucky coal-mining town struggling to save her little brother during one turbulent and life-changing summer, to Karen Watson at Tyndale, with Jan Stob editing, in an exclusive submission, in a two-book deal, for publication in spring 2023, by Danielle Egan-Miller at Browne & Miller Literary Associates (world English).

The late Jane Jordan Browne started the agency in 1971, after holding editorial positions with numerous NYC publishers. A founding member of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Center for the Book, Ms. Browne was also on the board of the Modern Poetry Association, and a member of the AAR, RWA, MWA and SCBWI. She remained active in the agency until her death in early 2003.

Danielle Egan-Miller held several editor positions before joining the agency as Jane Jordan Browne's partner in 2002; she became owner and president of the agency in 2003. She is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago and of the Radcliffe Publishing Course. She is also a member of the AALA, MWA, and The Author's Guild.

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Query to Query only, as we do not read unsolicited materials and we do not open email attachments. NO to Memoirs, Fantasy novels, Young Adult or children's books of any kind! NO previously self-published books! We reply as quickly as possible!
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