Laney Katz Becker has joined the Markson Thoma Literary Agency as an agent. She was previously at Folio Literary Management.
Former publisher of Harcourt Children’s Lori Benton has joined educational children’s publisher Capstone as general manager/publisher of their fiction imprints, which include Stone Arch Books and Picture Window Books.
Cornelia Funke‘s next book RECKLESS (and the first in a new series) will have an international laydown on September 14. Little, Brown Children’s says they will print a million copies for the US market, joined on publication date with releases from Chicken House in the UK and Dressler in Germany. The book “introduces brothers Jacob and Will Reckless whose
thrilling adventures take them to a magical, yet haunting world.” It book was “inspired by Grimm’s Fairy Tales and developed with film-maker Lionel Wigram.”