Pam Spengler-Jaffee has been promoted to senior director, publicity and brand development for Avon/Voyager.
Simon & Schuster Children's announced a number of new hires and promotions across several departments. Matt Pantoliano has been promoted to associate director of digital marketing for the children's division, while Carolyn Swerdloff moves up to assistant marketing director for Aladdin and Simon Pulse. Anthony Parisi has been promoted to associate marketing manager, education and library. In addition, Candace Greene has joined the group as marketing manager. Previously she was assistant marketing manager for author events and trade conventions at Scholastic's education & library marketing group. In the production department, Tamika Brown has been promoted to production manager, Little Simon and Simon Spotlight, while Heather Faulls moves up to production supervisor.
Ashley Woodfolk has joined Random House Children's Books as assistant marketing manager for the Trade team. Previously she was assistant marketing manager at Ballantine Bantam Dell.
The Triangle Awards were presented Thursday night, and for the first time, the top prize in two categories -- for LGBT Fiction and for Debut Fiction -- went to the same book,¬†Sara Farizan's YA novel IF YOU COULD BE MINE.