At the Random House Publishing Group, Annette Melvin has been promoted to director, creative services.
Countryman Press announced a number of new hires and promotions. Ann Treistman has been promoted to editorial director. Dan Crissman has joined as senior editor. Previously, he was senior editor at Overlook. Finally, Devorah Backman has been hired as publicity and marketing associate. She was previously at Weinstein Books.
Nathalie Le Du has joined Workman Publishing as a senior editor in the children’s group, overseeing the workbooks and activity books program (including Brain Quest and Star Wars Workbooks). She was most recently an editor at Kumon Workbooks.
Author of women’s fiction Drusilla Campbell, 74, died October 24 in San Diego, CA from stage-four lung cancer. She published several novels with Grand Central, most recently IN DOUBT , published in August, and earlier, WHEN SHE CAME HOME (2013) and THE GOOD SISTER (2010). A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in San Diego, with further details to be announced.