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(CLA) Loanstars #1 Top Pick for April 2022 | CBC One to Watch Spring 2022 |"A superb read about helplessness, power, wealth, honesty, and truth...nightmarishly compelling." Booklist (starred review) | Viking Canada/Viking
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A 2022 Spring/Summer BUZZ BOOK! | "a spellbinding, beautiful story written by a graceful hand with just the right amount of mysticism." - New York Journal of Books | Harper Muse
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Danielle Egan-Miller
Browne & Miller Literary Associates
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Instant National Bestseller! NYT|USA TODAY|WSJ|PW| Amazon Editor's Pick for Romance

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 2022, I am most interested in the following:

Fiction:
I'm partial, always, to substantive novels featuring Midwestern voices and Midwestern settings. Think THIS TENDER LAND.

Book club fiction, historical or contemporary.

Stories by Native American authors.

Mystery/crime/suspense/thrillers including highly original family dramas, domestic suspense stories, and tales with surprising bents and diabolical twists. I am definitely on the lookout for tense and twisty thrillers. I've been on a Riley Sager kick of late, I'm also a big fan of Tana French and Lisa Jewell. I'd really love something set in New Orleans.

Gothic/Gothic-styled book club fiction - and it can lean a bit horror and/or speculative. Gothic fiction is a personal favorite and I'm still on the lookout for a new V.C. Andrews-esque contemporary writer. Think VERITY by Colleen Hoover. I am big fan of SERVANT on AppleTv, a truly delicious modern gothic offering!

High-concept speculative thrillers, stories with magical realism, tales that are horrific without being only horror, literary-leaning novels with witches or vampires.

Anything about Oona O'Neill Chaplin – I am fascinated by her story.

Clever, voice-driven Millennial and (adult) Gen Z rom-coms with charming and interesting twists, especially stories from authors/starring characters with under-represented backgrounds and experiences.

Non-fiction:
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 love Old Hollywood and anything about American family dynasties, especially stories about high society behaving badly.

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, 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.

Send to mail@browneandmiller.com


years experience: 30+
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller, Biography, History, Religious, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Lifestyle, Cookbooks, Sports, Science
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
* 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
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
THE LADY'S MINE by FRANCINE RIVERS (Tyndale House W22); AN UNTHINKABLE THING by NICOLE LUNDRIGAN (Viking Canada SP22); THE LOST BOOK OF ELEANOR DARE by KIMBERLY BROCK (Harper Muse SP22); LITTLE SOULS by SANDRA DALLAS (St. Martin's Press SP22); FIRE ON HEADLESS MOUNTAIN by IAIN LAWRENCE (Margaret Ferguson Books/Holiday House SU22); FOX CREEK by WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER (Atria Books F22); WELL BEHAVED WIVES by AMY SUE NATHAN (Lake Union Publishing F22); A DANGEROUS EDUCATION by MEGAN CHANCE (Lake Union Publishing F22); TREACHERY ON TENTH STREET by KATE BELLI (Crooked Lane Books F22)
MOST RECENT RIGHTS SALES
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).

October 19, 2021 Marta Perry's next Amish series
Fiction: Women's/Romance
Author Marta Perry's next Amish series, three love stories set in a rural Pennsylvania Amish community, to Tina James at Love Inspired, in a three-book deal, by Danielle Egan-Miller at Browne & Miller Literary Associates (world).

October 4, 2021 Next Sandra Dallas children's novel
Children's: Middle Grade Fiction
A 2021 inductee into the Colorado Authors' Hall of Fame and winner of the 2020 Western Writers of America's Spur Award for Best Juvenile Fiction Sandra Dallas's next novel, about a young girl in a 19th-century Colorado mining town who learns valuable lessons while assisting her doctor father as he cares for those in need, to Barb McNally at Sleeping Bear Press, in a nice deal, for publication in fall 2022, by Danielle Egan-Miller at Browne & Miller Literary Associates (world).

August 25, 2021 - INDIGO ISLE by T.I. Lowe
Fiction: Women's/ Romance
Author of UNDER THE MAGNOLIAS T.I. Lowe's INDIGO ISLE, pitched as a prodigal daughter meets Beauty and the Beast, about a Hollywood film location scout who, when her latest job puts her just a stone's throw from all that she left behind in rural South Carolina, collides with the reclusive inhabitant of tiny barrier island off the coast of Charleston, a man known locally as the “Monster of Indigo Isle,” to Karen Watson at Tyndale, with Jan Stob editing, in a good deal, in an exclusive submission, in a two-book deal, for publication in 2023, by Danielle Egan-Miller at Browne & Miller Literary Associates (world English).

July 9, 2021 - THE LOST BOOK OF ELEANOR DARE by Kimberly Brock
Fiction: General/Other
Kimberly Brock's THE LOST BOOK OF ELEANOR DARE, pitched for fans of Kate Morton and Kristin Hannah, in which a World War II widow and her young daughter explore the importance of preserving female history through an imagined family legacy traced back to Eleanor White Dare of the famed Lost Colony of Roanoke; pitched as inspired in part by the real Dare Stone, a large rock etched with a cryptic survival message and signed E.W.D. that was discovered in the 1930s and became an international sensation, to Amanda Bostic at Harper Muse, with Kimberly Carlton editing, in a six-figure deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in April 2022, by Danielle Egan-Miller at Browne & Miller Literary Associates (world English).

June 28, 2021 - A LESSON IN CONTAINMENT by MEGAN CHANCE
Digital:Fiction:General
Author of A SPLENDID RUIN Megan Chance's A LESSON IN CONTAINMENT, a 1950s-set atmospheric thriller; when a student - the troubled daughter of an influential member of Washington's House Committee for Un-American Activities - is found dead at a posh girl's reform school, all evidence conveniently points to the new home economics teacher, who has secrets of her own, to Jodi Warshaw at Lake Union Publishing, in an exclusive submission, by Danielle Egan-Miller at Browne & Miller Literary Associates (world).

SPECIALIZED TRAINING, WORK EXPERIENCE, HONORS
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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KEY PERSONNEL
Mariana Fisher, Foreign Rights Manager
Mariana@browneandmiller.com

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SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Query to mail@browneandmiller.com. 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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