Tom Miller

Select Clients

  • Dr. Bradley Nelson

    New York Times Bestselling Author of THE EMOTION CODE (St. Martin's Press) and holistic physician
  • Jonathan Gottschall, PH.D.

    New York Times Editor's Choice Author of THE STORYTELLING ANIMAL (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • Cristal Glangchai, PH.D.

    Author of VENTURE GIRLS and PROFESSOR, University of Texas at Austin (HarperCollins)
  • David Santos Donaldson

    Author of the literary ghost story GREENLAND (Amistad/HarperCollins)
  • Beverly Engel

    Author of the bestselling THE EMOTIONALLY ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP (Wiley)
  • Bob Brier, PH.D.

    Author of TUTANKHAMUN and THE TOMB THAT CHANGED THE WORLD (Oxford)
  • Terrance Dean, PH.D.

    Author of BLACK GRACE (Beacon Press)
  • Anita Nowak, PH.D.

    Author of PURPOSEFUL EMPATHY (Broadleaf Books) and professor at McGill
  • Garrett Peck

    Author of THE GREAT WAR IN AMERICA (Pegasus)
  • Raj Kumar

    Author of THE BUSINESS OF CHANGING THE WORLD (Beacon Press)
  • Debra Whitman, PH.D., EVP, AARP

    Author of THE SECOND FIFTY (Norton)

Tom Miller

Tom Miller joined Liza Dawson Associates as a senior literary agent in 2018 after several years as an agent with the Carol Mann Agency. Prior to becoming an agent, Tom held executive and senior editorial positions with Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Disney, 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, Gabor Maté, Judy Collins, Steve Forbes, Erica Jong, Jack Cafferty, Ginger Rogers, Kirk Douglas, Dame Beryl Bainbridge, Eric Bogosian, Drs. Michael and Mary Dan Eades, Dave Asprey, Aphrodite Jones, Shirley Temple Black, 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 and comparative literature.

What he's looking for

Tom has a demonstrated expertise in developing and selling both commercial and serious nonfiction. Regarding nonfiction, he’s looking for credentialed experts with strong networks and platforms in these areas: mind-body-spirit, narrative nonfiction, social and political science, health and wellness, current affairs, biography, psychology and self-help, business, spirituality, popular culture, history (including cultural and social history), science, cooking, 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 beautifully written literary fiction with compelling characters and story lines, exceptionally well-written and distinctive thrillers and mysteries, LGBT fiction, and YA fiction.

Please send a query letter with a detailed overview of your project, no more than 20 to 25 pages of sample writing, a concise author bio, and a list of your network and platform details copied and pasted into the body of your email (no attachments or snail mail) to [email protected]. Because of the large number of queries Tom receives, if he doesn’t respond to your query within six weeks feel free to follow up with him; if you don’t get a response, you may assume that Tom is not available to represent your project. Thank you.