Tara Weikum to Helm New HarperCollins Children's Imprint

Tara Weikum has been promoted to VP and publisher of a new imprint at HarperCollins Children's Books, launching in winter 2025. The as-yet-unnamed imprint will publish fiction for middle grade and teen readers. Weikum will report to HarperCollins Children's Books VP and publisher Erica Sussman. 

Also working on the imprint are Sarah Homer, who has been promoted to editor and will continue to report to Weikum, and executive editors Kristen Rens and Amy Cloud and editorial assistant Christian Vega. 

At HarperCollins, Weikum has previously published such children's titles as the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi, the One and Only series by Katherine Applegate, and the I Am Number Four series by Pittacus Lore.

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