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February 2017

Abrams Books for Young Readers


Carmen Álvarez
, formerly at HarperCollins Children’s Books, has joined Abrams as assistant marketing manager for its Wimpy Kid brand.

Evangelos Vasilakis, formerly at Scholastic, has joined Abrams as managing editor.

Patricia McNamara has been promoted to digital and social media manager.

Nicole Schaefer has been promoted to marketing and publicity associate. 

Alyssa Nassner has been promoted to art director.

Anne Heltzel has been promoted to senior editor.


Children’s Book Council/Every Child a Reader

Audra Bolton has joined the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader as media consultant.

Shifa Kapadwala, formerly publicity assistant at Simon & Schuster, has joined the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader as publicity manager.


Penguin Young Readers

Stephanie Sabol has been promoted to executive director of business development and brand management.

Lindsay Boggs has been promoted to publicity manager.

Bridget Hartzler has been promoted to publicity manager. 

Jennifer Dee has been promoted to publicist. 

Katharine McAnarney has been promoted to publicist. 


Random House Children’s Books


Tara Grieco, formerly marketing assistant at Simon & Schuster, has joined Random House Children’s Books as marketing coordinator for licensed and proprietary brands.

Allison Judd has been promoted to senior publicist. 
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