Dr. Bradley Nelson (author of the bestselling The Emotion Code)
Jonathan Gottschall (author of the acclaimed The Storytelling Animal)
Dr. Cristal Glangchai (author of the bestselling VentureGirls)
Charles Casillo (author of Marilyn Monroe: The Private Life of a Public Icon)
Dr. Fred Pescatore (author of the bestselling The Hamptons Diet)
Ivor Cummins and Dr. Jeffry Gerber (authors of Eat Rich, Live Long)
Garrett Peck (author of The Great War in America)
Raj Kumar (author of The Business of Changing the World)
prize-winning novelists Steven Sidley, Keith McDermott, and Victor Bumbalo
Tom Miller joined Liza Dawson Associates as a senior literary agent in summer 2018 after three years as literary agent with the Carol Mann Agency. Prior to becoming an agent, Tom held executive and senior-level editorial positions with Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Wiley, and McGraw-Hill. As an editor, Tom acquired and edited numerous New York Times bestselling and prize-winning books by authors including Deepak Chopra, Jared Diamond, Judy Collins, Steve Forbes, Drs. Michael and Mary Dan Eades, Erica Jong, Jack Cafferty, Ginger Rogers, Kirk Douglas, Dame Beryl Bainbridge, Shirley Temple Black, Anna Murdoch, Oliver North, Annette Funicello, Dr. Loren Cordain, Charles Busch, Brian Wilson, Erich Schiffmann, and Peter Straub. He graduated from Harvard College with a degree in English, French, and German literatures.
What he's looking for
Tom is an expert in developing and selling both commercial and serious nonfiction. He’s especially looking for nonfiction by credentialed experts with strong platforms in these areas: mind-body-spirit, narrative nonfiction, popular culture, health and wellness, psychology and self-help, spirituality, current affairs, biography, history (including cultural and social history), science, business, cooking, children’s nonfiction, LGBT interest, and sports. He’s also open to considering beautifully written and powerful memoirs by well-connected authors.
Regarding fiction, Tom is looking for authors of literary fiction with compelling characterizations and plots; well-written thrillers, mysteries, and women’s fiction; and children’s fiction.
Please send a query letter with no more than 20-25 pages of sample writing, a concise author bio, and your platform description copied and pasted into the body of the email (no attachments or snail mail) to [email protected]. Thank you!