Texas Book Festival has named Lois Kim chief executive and Steph Opitz literary director. Kim was formerly associate director of university extension at the University of Texas at Austin; Opitz was formerly the programs and strategic communications director for CLMP.

Shannon Criss has been promoted to associate editor of Harlequin Kimani. She joined Harlequin in 2010 as an editorial assistant.

Joan Strasbaugh joins Abbeville Press as senior editor. He was previously publisher of Jones Books in Madison, Wisc. Diana Griffin has been promoted to marketing and publicity manager. She was previously marketing and publicity assistant.

Julia Kenny is joining the Dunow Carlson & Lerner Agency as an agent. Previously she worked at the Wendy Weil Agency.