Rachel Ekstrom is joining the Irene Goodman Literary Agency as an agent, representing women’s fiction, YA, thrillers, mysteries, romance, and historical fiction. She was most recently publicity manager at St. Martin’s Press.
At Tarcher/Penguin, Kevin Howell has been promoted to marketing manager, and Molly Brouillette moves up to senior publicist.
At Chronicle Books, Deirdre Merrill has been promoted to Contracts Director.
In the UK, Joe Pickering will join Random House imprints Jonathan Cape and The Bodley Head as publicity director on May 8. He was most recently publicity manager for Penguin and replaces Chloe Johnson-Hill, who is moving to a new role working on group events.