Catherine Onder will join Bloomsbury Children’s on September 3 as editorial director, reporting to publishing director Cindy Loh. Most recently she was senior editor at Disney Hyperion. Loh says in the announcement: “Cat’s publishing vision perfectly dovetails with Bloomsbury’s plans for the future. We have three ambitious new lines launching next year and a fresh, new focus. I can’t wait for Cat to lead our team and grow the list in even more exciting directions.”
The latest “cover reveal” is for Sue Monk Kidd’s January 7, 2014 release, THE INVENTION OF WINGS.
The 14-title longlist for the FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year award was released. The six-title shortlist will be announced next month.
Mystery author Barbara Mertz, who wrote over 35 books as Elizabeth Peters and 29 suspense novels as Barbara Michaels, died yesterday at home in Frederick, MD. She was 85.