Timothy and Nancy McDaniel of New Milford announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Marie McDaniel, to Thomas William Dyer II of Fairfax, Va., son of Thomas and Barbara Dyer.

The future bride graduated from New Milford High School and Pace University with a master's degree in publishing. She works for Harlequin Books in New York City.

The future groom graduated from Pace University with a bachelor's degree in theater.

An October wedding is planned, with a wedding trip to Portugal.