Posted by: Kathy Temean | August 21, 2015

Free Fall Friday – In The News


Hope everyone out there is taking some time to play, feel the sand between your toes, and have some fun. Only a month left to summer.

The above illustration was created by Diana Ting Delosh. She is an illustrator, a hand letterer, and a writer. She creates whimsical and elegant art, independently and by assignment. She was featured on Illustrator Saturday

The Wylie Agency is launching a new venture, The Wylie Agency España, with Cristóbal Pera overseeing the new unit, starting in September. Pera previously spent more than a decade at Penguin Random House Mexico, where he was most recently editorial director.

Quarto will launch a new children’s book imprint, Seagrass Press, in fall 2016, publishing 12-16 titles annually. Overseeing the imprint is Josalyn Moran, who most recently was vp, publishing at Albert Whitman and children’s publishing director at Chronicle Books.

At Scholastic, Rick DeMonico has been promoted to senior art director and Elizabeth Herzog has been promoted to art director, Nonfiction and Branches. Finally, Elizabeth Schaefer has joined Scholastic as editor, licensed publishing. She was most recently an associate editor at Disney Book Group.

Samantha Metzger has joined Simon & Schuster Children’s as subsidiary rights manager. Previously she worked in subsidiary rights for Macmillan Children’s.

Nicole Tourtelot will join DeFiore and Company as an agent. She was most recently an agent at Kuhn Projects.

Maya Ziv will join Dutton as executive editor on September 8. Previously she was a senior editor at HarperCollins.

Judy Heiblum is leaving Sterling Lord Literistic after eight years with the agency. She will be taking on freelance editorial and consulting work and may be reached at

At Maria Campbell Associates, Rachel Horowitz has been appointed senior scout for US children’s publishing. Also joining the company as senior scout is Annabelle Saks, working with Warner Bros Feature, WBTV, New Line, and Horizon.


Talk tomorrow,


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