Ginny Anson, v-p and director of manufacturing at Penguin Young Readers Group, will be retiring at the end of the year. She began her publishing career in 1977 as a production assistant at Dial/Delacorte, and came to Penguin Young Readers 31 years ago. She will be replaced by Nadine Britt, who has been named v-p and executive director of production, Penguin Young Readers Group, as of December 15. She was previously executive director of juvenile production, Penguin Young Readers.
Author, editor, and workshop leader Lorin Oberweger has joined Adams Literary as a literary agent.
Valerie Howlett has joined Running Press as children’s publicist and marketing manager. She formerly worked in marketing and publicity at Bloomsbury Publishing, Running Press, and Quirk Books.
Jessica Harold has joined Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing as marketing assistant. She was previously an intern at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency.
Danielle Smith, formerly an agent at Red Fox Literary, has launched Lupine Grove Creative, a literary agency. Smith will continue to represent both authors and illustrators, working in picture books through young adult novels, and can be reached here.
Lauren Morgan has been promoted to subsidiary rights assistant manager at Random House Children's Books, from subsidiary rights coordinator.
Matthew Zoni is being promoted to director of development and publisher relations at the ABA; he is currently the manager of the ABC Children’s Group.
Scholastic has several promotions and new hires. Jody Corbett has been promoted to senior editor; she was previously editor. Erin Black has been promoted to editor; she was previously associate editor. Paige Hazzan has been promoted to editor; she was previously associate editor. Weslie Turner has been promoted to assistant editor, Arthur A. Levine Books; she was previously editorial assistant. Elizabeth Krych has been promoted to senior production manager; she was previously marketing manager. Stephanie Peitz has been promoted to manager, cross channel marketing; she was previously associate marketing manager. Teresa Harris has joined as licensing & brand manager, licensed publishing; She was previously assistant brand manager at the Joester Loria Group. Angie Chen has joined as production editor for picture books and Cartwheel; she was previously at the Aperture Foundation. Rachel Gluckstern has joined as production editor for hardcover. Previously, she was an editor at DC Comics. Melissa Schirmer has joined as assistant production editor. She was most recently a bookseller at Books of Wonder.
Audrey Ingerson has joined Delacorte as editorial assistant; she was previously a sales coordinator for the retail field team at Random House Children’s Books.
Suzy Capozzi has joined Simon Spotlight as editor. She was most recently a freelance editor.
Scholastic has several new hires and promotions. Kiffin Steurer has joined Scholastic as managing editor for Klutz; he was previously at HarperCollins Children’s Books. Chloe Fraboni has joined Scholastic as editor, licensed publishing; she was previously at Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing. Kirk Benshoff has joined Scholastic as art director for Readers, Branches and Nonfiction; he was previously at Hachette Book Group. Erin McMahon has been promoted to senior designer, licensed publishing; she was previously designer. Emily Feliberty has been promoted to associate director of marketing and publicity for Klutz; she was previously marketing manager. Jenna Ballard has been promoted to associate editor, licensed publishing; she was previously assistant editor. Brooke Shearouse has been promoted to publicist; she was previously associate publicist. Hillary Doyle has been promoted to rights manager; she was previously associate manager. Emily Clement has joined as rights manager; she was previously editor at Arthur A. Levine Books. Milena Giunco has been promoted to publicity coordinator; she was previously publicity assistant. Christine Reedy has been promoted to marketing coordinator; she was previously marketing assistant. Courtney DeVerges has been promoted to sales coordinator for Klutz; she was previously sales assistant.