Monday, March 16, 2015

Secret Agent Unveiled: Danielle Burby

Thanks and applause to the astute, thorough, and adorable Danielle Burby of the Hannigan Salky Getzler Agency for being our Secret Agent this month!

Danielle's Bio:

Danielle graduated from Hamilton College with honors and a double major in Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Before finding her home at HSG, she interned at Writers House, Clarion Books, Faye Bender Literary Agency, Dunow Carlson and Lerner, John Wiley and Sons, and SquareOne Publishers (along with stints as a waitress and a farmers’ market vendor).

Her passion lies in YA, Women’s Fiction, and mysteries. She gravitates toward stories with a strong voice and particularly enjoys complex female characters, narratives that explore social issues, and coming-of-age stories. Genres that appeal to her include contemporary YA, medieval fantasy, historical fiction, cozy mysteries, and upmarket Women’s Fiction. She finds it hard to resist gorgeous writing and is a sucker for romantic plotlines that are an element of the narrative, but don’t dominate it.

Danielle was involved in way too many singing groups in college and is always up for karaoke. She also enjoys both tea and coffee, managing to defy the naysayers who claim they’re an either-or thing. She is, however, distinctly a chocolate person. You can follow her on Twitter HERE.

What Danielle is currently looking for:

"Right now I am pretty actively looking for contemporary YA, fantasy in general, but specifically medieval fantasy, and upmarket women's fiction."

Winners forthcoming!


  1. It was lovely of Danielle to participate. She made very informative comments, especially about narrative pacing, and I got some helpful information about the current YA market.

  2. who cares...waste of many more more talented gals...grow up