Mary Lee Donovan has been promoted to editorial Director at Candlewick Press. Donovan has been with the company since it first opened its doors in May 1991, working most recently as an executive editor.

At Hachette Nashville, Patsy Jones will join as v-p of marketing on February 24. Jones recently served for five years as the v-p of sales and marketing for books at Anderson Merchandisers.

Sarah L. Welsch has joined the U.S. arm of the Nicholas Brealey Publishing Group as sales and promotions manager, working out of the Boston office. She replaces Chuck Dresner, who is now handling special projects.