Mary Krienke has been promoted to agent at Sterling Lord Literistic.
Elizabeth Vogt has been promoted to associate editor at Viking Penguin.
Hannah Ladds will join the Madeleine Milburn Agency as dramatic rights agent on October 5. She was most recently at David Higham Associates.
Harper Children’s announced a new leadership structure at their flagship Harper imprint, with vp, director of publishing, the Harper Group Rich Thomas leading the line. VP, publishing director, Nancy Inteli will lead the picture book and programs teams and vp, publishing director Erica Sussman will lead the middle grade, teen, and IP teams. Both will report to Thomas, along with vp, editorial director Tara Weikum; editorial director for Harper Alley Andrew Arnold; and executive editor for licensed publishing Tomas Palacios.
Married YA authors Nicola Yoon and David Yoon will work with Random House Children’s to help acquire titles and curate the list for a Joy Revolution imprint, publishing YA romance. Launching in 2022, Wendy Loggia at Delacorte will oversee the imprint, and an editor will be hired. Nicola Yoon says in the announcement, “Joy Revolution is not focused on stories of Black pain or immigrant struggle. Our books won’t be issue-oriented or polemical. The Joy Revolution imprint is all about telling stories of big love. The characters in them have big ideas about the world and their place in it. I believe love stories are truly revolutionary. Because love has the power to unmake and remake the world.” David Yoon adds, “After a literal lifetime of waiting for more romantic literary heroes who look like us—largely to no avail—we’re thrilled to help take the lead in making sure those heroes’ stories are told to a wide and beautifully diverse audience.”
The Yoons will “work with the team at Random House Children’s Books throughout the publishing process to bring their books to market.” And both will continue to write and publish through PRH. Jodi Reamer at Writers House negotiated the deal for the imprint.
Reese Witherspoon‘s October book club pick is His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie.