Rebecca Gardner is joining The Gernert Company as its rights director. She was most recently vp and director of sub rights at the Random House Publishing Group.
Kensington editor Kate Duffy, 56, died recently after a long illness. Among the many honors she received, Duffy won the Romance Writers of America’s inaugural Industry Award in 1991. Her long career as a romance editor included serving as founding editor of Silhouette Books and founder of Harlequin’s Worldwide Library imprint and Pocket’s Tapestry Books, while at Kensington she established Brava Books. A memorial service will be scheduled soon.