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August 2017


Lora Grisafi has joined Abrams as trade marketing designer for children’s books.

Tessa Meischeid, formerly assistant editor at HarperCollins, has joined Abrams as associate publicist for children’s books.

Erin Vandeveer has returned to Abrams in the new role of senior production manager; most recently she was studio manager at St. Martin’s, and had been a production associate at Abrams.

Hannah Babcock is joining Abrams Children’s in the newly-created position of assistant manager of subsidiary rights.

Mercedes Padro is joining Abrams Children’s as assistant designer.

The Children’s Book Council

Laura Peraza has joined the Children’s Book Council as content and design manager; most recently she was social media manager for World Book Night U.S. 

Chronicle Books

Taylor Norman has been promoted to editor of children’s books at Chronicle Books.

Jamie Real, formerly managing director at Litquake, has joined Chronicle Books as assistant managing editor of children’s books.


Fabled Films Press


Gisselle Guillén, formerly PR account manager at Rachel Litner, has joined as publicity and marketing manager.

Nicole Wheeler is being promoted to brand marketing and sales manager.


Macmillan Children’s Books

Mark Podesta
 has joined Henry Holt Books for Young Readers as editorial assistant.

Ebony Lane has been promoted to senior rights manager, rights and permissions, from rights and permissions manager. 

Catherine Kramer has been promoted to subsidiary rights associate, from subsidiary rights assistant. 

Jordan Winch is joining the company​ as subsidiary rights assistant.

Amanda German is joining the company as marketing assistant.

Kathryn Little has been promoted to director of marketing 

Penguin Young Readers Group


Stacey Barney has been promoted to executive editor at Putnam Books for Young Readers.

Kate Meltzer has been promoted to associate editor at Putnam Books for Young Readers.


Random House Children’s Books

Mary Ellen Owens has been promoted to senior production manager, from production manager. 

Shameiza Ally
 has been promoted to associate production manager, from production supervisor.

Noreen Herits, formerly director of marketing and publicity at Workman, is rejoining Random House Children’s Books as executive director.

Jillian Vandall is being promoted to senior manager of publicity at Random House Children’s Books.

Chelsea Eberly has been promoted to senior editor, from editor.

Stephanie McKinley has been promoted to senior digital developer at Random House Children’s Books.

Kelly McGauley has been promoted to senior marketing manager of trade marketing at Random House Children’s Books.

Mallory Matney has been promoted to associate manager of marketing operations and consumer shows at Random House Children’s Books.

Alissa Nigro has been promoted to marketing associate for trade marketing at Random House Children’s Books.

Rodale Kids

Jason Wells, formerly executive director of marketing and publicity at Abrams, has joined Rodale as associate publisher and director of marketing and publicity for the Rodale Kids imprint.
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