Danielle Egan-Miller is president of Browne & Miller Literary Associates. Danielle learned the business of book publishing from the agency side as she began her career as the assistant to, later the associate of, legendary literary agent Jane Jordan Browne.
She went on to hold editor positions with Dearborn Trade, NTC Business Books/Contemporary Books, and McGraw-Hill Trade, where she acquired adult non-fiction titles with a strong emphasis on business subjects. In 2002, Danielle rejoined Jane as her partner and the agency was renamed Browne & Miller Literary Associates; she became owner and president of the agency in 2003. Danielle holds a BA in English from Loyola University of Chicago and is a graduate of the Radcliffe Publishing Course. She is also a member of the Association of American Literary Agents (AALA), Mystery Writers of America, and the Authors Guild.
As an agent, Danielle has sold hundreds of books, with a heavy emphasis on commercial adult fiction. Her roster includes several New York Times bestselling authors and numerous prize- and award-winning writers. Many of Browne & Miller’s authors have won prestigious awards including the Edgar Award, the Canadian Governor General’s Award, the RITA Award, the Anthony Award, the Colorado Book Award, the Minnesota Book Award, the Western Spur Award, the Willa Award, the Barry Award, the Dilys Award, the Midwest Booksellers Choice Award, the ECPA Golden Medallion, the Golden Quill, and the Christy Award. Books by Browne & Miller authors are frequently recognized for their excellence and regularly land on both “most anticipated” and “best of” lists across the industry.
Danielle spends most of her free time with her family which includes her husband and college-age son, her beloved Scottish Terrier, Scarlett O’Hara, and newest family member Bodhi, a Sealyham Terrier. She is a retired football mom, an avid gardener, a home improvement enthusiast (she must be, as she lives in an “antique house” built in 1889 and plaqued by the local historical society), an enthusiastic cook, a strong swimmer, and a beach vacation lover. She remains an avid, intrepid reader and binge reads on her iPad. Though Danielle reads ample non-fiction (she enjoys biographies in particular), most of her long-time favorite books are novels. They include: everything by Jane Austen, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, The Alienist by Caleb Carr, Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, the entire epic Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, The Secret History by Donna Tartt, Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls, The Witching Hour by Anne Rice, Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, and the Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. More recent favorite reads include books by Tana French, Lisa Jewell, Madeline Miller, Maggie O’Farrell, and Taylor Jenkins Reid.