Posted by: Kathy Temean | January 26, 2022

Book Winners – VWR Update – Industry Changes


Lindsey Aduskevich won LOOKING FOR SMILE by Ellen Tarlow

Melisa Wrex won PINWHEEL DAYS by Ellen Tarlow

Becky Ross Michael won SOMEDAY WE WILL by Pam Webb

Sue Leopold won Evie’s Field Day by Claire Annette Nolan

Please email me at: kathy(dot)temean(at)hotmail(dot)com with your mailing address so I can arrange getting your book out to you.


UPDATE: Possible full manuscript with Marlo Berliner at Jennifer De Chiara Literary and 25 pages with Carlisle Webber at Fuze Literary at the Writing and Illustrating Virtual Writer’s Retreat. Please email if you are interested in the spot. Click here for the details.


Random House Children’s:

Caroline Abbey has been promoted to associate publisher, Random House Books for Young Readers, reporting to Mallory Loehr.

Loehr will oversee a newly-formed RHBFYR trade team and continues to manage the Random House Studio, Labyrinth Road, Doubleday Books for Young Readers and Crown Books for Young Readers imprints.

Sonali Fry moves over to Crown Books for Young Readers as vp and co-publisher, while continuing to server as publisher, Little Golden Books and Sesame Street, and publishing liaison, Little Tiger Group. She reports to Loehr.

Michelle Nagler has been promoted to svp, publisher, RHCB Brands and RH Graphic, reporting to Barbara Marcus.

Penguin Young Readers:

Dana Leydig has been promoted to executive editor, Viking Books for Young Readers.

Rob Valois has been promoted to associate publisher, editorial director, Penguin Workshop.

Ellice Lee has been promoted to vp, senior art director, Viking/Flamingo/Philomel.

Folio Literary Management:

Quressa Robinson joins as a literary agent. She was previously at Nelson Literary Agency.

Yates & Yates

Karen Yates has been promoted to literary agent.

Lucinda Literary

Roseanne Wells has joined as agent, expanding the agency’s children’s list as well as representing nonfiction and SFF. She was previously at the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency.


Talk tomorrow,



  1. Congrats to all! Thanks for the updates, Kathy. 🙂


  2. I’m excited to be a winner for Evie’s Field Day by Claire Annette Nolan.

    Thank you, Kathy.


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