Posted by: Kathy Temean | June 29, 2016

Kudos and Industry Changes

Congratulations to Laurel Decher – She is the winner of the book giveaway for Nanci Steveson’s debut book SWING SIDEWAYS!

amalia fish with girl

Amalia Hoffman took second place in the art exhibit at the 21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference this month for the above illustration.

Adrienne Szpyrka will join Running Press Kids as associate editor on July 11. Previously, she was editor at Sky Pony Press.

Tara Gonzalez has been promoted to associate agent at the Erin Murphy Literary Agency

Michelle Howry will join Hachette Books as executive editor on July 11. Previously she was executive editor at Touchstone.

Laurie Chittenden has moved over to St. Martin’s Press as executive editor from Thomas Dunne Books, where she held the same position.

Jordan Kost has been promoted to creative director at Albert Whitman.

At Macmillan, Jonathan Hollingsworth has been promoted to ebook channel associate director.

Julie Stevenson will join Lippincott Massie & McQuilkin as an agent to expand her list of literary and upmarket fiction, narrative nonfiction, YA and children’s books. Previously she was an agent at Waxman Leavell and Sobel Weber Associates. She will divide her time between New York and her hometown of Missoula, Montana.

Liz Kossnar has been promoted to associate editor at Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers.

Jordan Hamessley has joined Insight Editions as senior editor, children’s. She was previously editorial director for Adaptive Books.

Kelly Barrales-Saylor has joined Sourcebooks as editorial director, children’s nonfiction.

Erin Wicks has been promoted to associate editor at Harper.

David Lamb has joined Hachette Books as assistant editor.

Congratulations, everyone!

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Congratulations to all!


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