Stephenie Meyer will make a rare promotional appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show this Friday. She blogs on why she is “making an exception” from “doing the hermit thing”: “I am so pleased and amazed and thrilled with what Chris Weitz has done with New Moon that I want to talk about it, and to show my support for him.”
Gwendolyn Heasley will join Artisans and Artisans as an agent, focusing on young adult. Her own debut YA novel, Confessions of a Teenage Recessionista, was sold to Harper Collins in a two-book deal in July.
Vook has hired Peggy Garry as legal counsel and Tenesha Gleason as senior director of business development. Garry has been in private practice, counseling literary agents, book designers and authors, and previously worked at Disney (including Hyperion), Golden Books and Wiley. Gleason was a senior business development manager at Amazon, leading the Mechanical Turk team.
David Leach has joined Greenleaf Book Group in the new position of director of book sales, reporting to ceo Clint Greenleaf. Leach was at Thomas Nelson for 12 years, most recently as national key account manager, special sales.