Lindsey Rose will join Dutton as executive editor, acquiring commercial fiction including thrillers and suspense, starting January 22. Most recently she was senior editor at Grand Central.
At Crown, Meghan Houser has been promoted to editor; Rose Fox to associate editor; and Jon Darga and Jillian Buckley to assistant editor. Donna Loffredo has been promoted to senior editor for Harmony Books and Rodale Books, and Michele Eniclerico moves up to associate editor for the two lines. In the Crown rights department, Rachel Berkowitz becomes deputy director of foreign rights and Claire Posner moves up to associate manager, subsidiary rights.
Lisa Yoskowitz has been promoted to editorial director, nonfiction at Little, Brown Children’s.
Alexis Aceves Garcia was promoted to operations & finance associate at Catapult/Counterpoint/Soft Skull, as Mallory Soto moved up to assistant editor at Catapult Magazine.
Charlie Ilgunas has been promoted to associate editor of Little Bee Books and Yellow Jacket, and Rebecca Webster has been promoted to senior editor of BuzzPop.
In the UK, Rachel Mills has left Furniss Lawton to create Rachel Mills Literary, which “will specialize in books that effect positive change, or that illuminate the past, present or future – and books to make people happier.”
Alex Malarkey, the subject of the 2010 bestseller The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven, has refiled his legal case against Christian publisher Tyndale in DuPage County, IL. Malarkey initially filed suit against the publisher in April 2018, claiming seven charges including defamation, appropriation of his likeness, exploitation of a person with a disability, and more, but a circuit court judge dismissed five of the seven counts. The three new counts include appropriation, publicity given to private life, and financial exploitation of a person with a disability. The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven was pulled from shelves in 2015, after it was determined that Malarkey’s father fabricated the story.