At Viking and Penguin, Shannon Twomey has been promoted to associate director of publicity, and Kristin Matzen has been promoted to publicity manager.
At Harlequin, Joanne Grant has been promoted to editorial director, Harlequin Mills & Boon; Bryony Green moves up to executive editor, UK acquisitions; and Flo Nicoll has been promoted to senior editor, Harlequin Presents.
At Beacon Press, Caitlin Meyer has been promoted to publicity manager and Nicholas DiSabatino has been promoted to publicist.
Alice Seiler joins Chronicle as designer, children’s on July 5. Previously, she was a senior graphic designer at Old Navy.
Bookseller Mandy Medley is joining Coffee House as publicist on July 13. Previously, she created event programming for two different bookstores and worked with Chicago Humanities Festival to secure their fall and spring literary line-ups.
In Canada, Cheryl Fraser will retire from Ampersand, where she is a partner, on December 31 after more than 22 years with the company. Separately, Morgan Young rejoins Ampersand as partner and vice president on August 1, and Ryan Muscat has been hired as a full time account manager. Finally, Vanessa Di Gregorio is scheduled to return November 7 from her maternity leave.