Emma D. Dryden, founder of drydenbks LLC and former v-p, publisher at Simon & Schuster, has joined Month9Books, a publisher of speculative fiction for teens and tweens, as an advisor to publisher Georgia McBride. Dryden will offer advice at a senior level to McBride and Month9Books on operations, acquisitions, marketing, editorial, and promotion. Dryden also serves on the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Board of Advisors and offers independent editorial and publishing consultancy services to writers, illustrators, agents, and publishers through drydenbks.