At Abrams Children’s, Maggie Lehrman has been promoted to executive editor and Traci Todd moves up to editorial director. Pamela Bobowicz will join on October 2 as executive editor of licensed publishing, reporting to Todd. Previously she was senior editor for Harper Children’s.
At Massie & McQuilkin, Lexi Wangler has been promoted to junior agent & foreign rights associate.
Laura Brown has been promoted to editor at Harper.
Veronica Wasserman has joined HMH Children’s as executive director of marketing and brand strategy. Previously she was brand director of Wimpy Kid marketing at Abrams. Lisa DiSarro has been promoted to executive director of marketing.
Connie Le joins Random House Children’s as brand manager. Previously she worked for ebook publisher Tumble Books.
Publisher at Globe Pequot Jim Childs will retire October 31, after three years at the press and 40 years in publishing. Previously he was president of Time Home Entertainment and publisher of Oxmoor House, and during his career Childs also worked at Prentice-Hall, the Wall Street Journal, Harper Collins, Wiley, and the Taunton Press. He says in the announcement: “My time at Globe Pequot has been rewarding and I especially enjoyed working with such a dedicated, creative and innovative team. I know that I am leaving the press in good hands and wish my colleagues all the best in the coming years.”
The October Pennie’s Pick at Costco is The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille.
Carleigh Baker, Bad Endings (Anvil Press)
Claire Cameron, The Last Neanderthal (Doubleday Canada/Little, Brown)
David Chariandy, Brother (McClelland & Stewart/Bloomsbury)
Omar El Akkad, American War (McClelland & Stewart/Knopf)
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, This Accident of Being Lost (House of Anansi Press/Astoria)