Posted by: Kathy Temean | July 1, 2012

Industry News

Tara Lazar’s LITTLE RED GLIDING HOOD, with an icy twist on the familiar fairy tale, where Little Red is desperately searching for a partner in the upcoming doubles skating competition was sold to Heidi Kilgras at Random House Children’s, by Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency (World).  Congratulation’s Tara!

At Ten Speed Press, Lisa Westmoreland has been promoted to senior editor.

Running Press:  Kristen Wiewora was promoted to senior editor, Cindy de la Hoz was promoted to editor, along with Jordana Tusman.

Running Press Children’s Lisa Cheng now reports directly to publisher Chris Navratil, while Marlo Scrimizzi reports to Cheng.

At S&S Children’s, Jacqui Hudson has been named ebook developer and specialist for the Free Press, Aladdin, Simon Spotlight, Paula Wiseman, McElderry, Little Simon, and Atheneum imprints, moving over from the desktop publishing department. In addition, Ciara Gay has joined the Simon Spotlight/Little Simon design team as Junior Designer. she was most recently an intern at Random House/Schwartz & Wade.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Thanks, Kathy, for mentioning my recent deal. I hope everyone loves Little Red as a figure skater!


    • Look at you, Tara! Right at the top of the Industry News. I love it!


      • Tara,

        Exactly where she belongs.



  2. Yay for you, Tara! 🙂 I can just picture Little Red’s partner dressed up as the wolf! I don’t know how you play it out, but I bet it would be very entertaining in actuality, right? 🙂


  3. Donna, lots of fairytale characters make an appearance in the story. No one is left out! Old MacDonald, Jack Sprat and his wife, the Seven Dwarves…and I’m sure the illustrator will put in even more old favorites!


    • Now it’s reminding me of Shrek and we all know how much fun THAT was! Can’t wait to see it, Tara 🙂 It’s probably too soon to know a release date?


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