Danielle became an agent at NLA in January 2017. Previously, she was an agent at HSG Agency and interned at top literary agencies and publishers such as Writer's House and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, among others. She graduated from Hamilton College with a dual degree in creative writing and women's studies.
She represents YA and MG along with select mystery and women's fiction. She particularly enjoys complex female characters, quirky adventures, narratives that ask the reader to think deeply, girls with swords, and seaside novels. Danielle also looks for a strong narrative voice and characters she wants to spend time with. For more information about her wishlist, check out NLA's Submission Guidelines page. You can find details about her recent sales on Publishers Marketplace.
I haven’t seen this! I think there will always be children who read and who love stories. Whether they prefer physical books, e-books, or audio books, the stories will find their audience.
I’m looking for every genre in YA and middle grade! What I really want to see is a spectacular voice and a story that keeps me fully immersed. It is more about the experience of the read than it is about a specific genre. On the adult side, I’m taking on select women’s fiction. I only have so many slots on my client list so, regardless of genre, I’m looking for books that won’t let me say no.
I think that the relationships haven’t actually changed much with the introduction of self-publishing. If an author chooses to solely self-publish, he or she doesn’t interact with agents or with publishers because the author fills every role him or herself. It is a daunting task, but it can work very well for the people who truly commit to it. Authors who want to take a more traditional route and have the weight and support of a publisher behind them still go through the same process as before. Self-publishing and traditional publishing are two very different paths with the same end goal so, while they exist closely alongside one another, they don’t necessarily cross very often, at least not when it comes to author/agent/publisher relationships.