Posted by: Kathy Temean | August 4, 2016

Kudos: Industry Changes

Let’s beat the drums and clap our hands for the editors and agents who just moved up the ladder in their career.

night music

Love this illustration done by Rafael Lopez for Drum Dream Girl written by Margarita Engle and published by HMH Books for Young Readers in 2015. Rafael won the Pura Belpré Medal
Illustration 2016 for this book.

Elena Giovinazzo has been promoted to senior agent at Pippin Properties.

At Penguin, Lindsey Schwoeri has been promoted to senior editor.

Hannah Fergesen has joined KT Literary as an agent, representing speculative adult, young adult, and middle grade fiction. Fergesen was most recently a literary assistant at Trident Media Group. In addition, Renee Nyen has also been promoted to agent.

Red Sofa Literary, Laura Zats has been promoted to literary agent.

Tor, Liz Gorinsky and Miriam Weinberg are both promoted to senior editor; Jennifer Gunnels and Diana Pho move up to editor; Christopher Morgan is promoted to junior associate editor.

Tor Teen, Whitney Ross has been promoted to senior editor, and Amy Stapp moves up to editor.

Dave Barrett has joined little bee books as managing editor. Previously he was managing editor at Macmillan Children’s.

Jackie Engel will join Little, Brown Children’s as vp, associate publisher on August 1, reporting to Megan Tingley.

Zaneta Jung has joined Chronicle Books as assistant editor. Previously she was an assistant editor, children’s books at Sterling.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. beautiful!


  2. Congrats!


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