HOUGHTON MIFFLIN Sheila Smallwood, former creative director of the Little, Brown juvenile publishing program, has been appointed Houghton Mifflin Children's Books creative director and will manage day-to-day activities of the Houghton design department as well.

WATSON GUPTILL Bob Nirkind, former senior acquisitions editor, has been appointed executive editor.... Candace Raney, former senior acquisitions editor, has been promoted to executive editor.

AVALON PUBLISHING GROUP Matthew Lore, publisher of Marlowe & Company, has been named v-p of the group.... Krista Lyons-Gould has been promoted to v-p of the group from editorial director.

SCRIBNER Sarah McGrath has been promoted to senior editor. Her previous experience includes working at Knopf.

APERTURE FOUNDATION INC. Linda Stormes was appointed director of sales and marketing, overseeing books, limited edition prints and Internet-related developments.

TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS Dan Balow was named executive director of Tyndale International Publishing Services in addition to director of business development for the Left Behind series.

INNER OCEAN PUBLISHING Karen Bouris, previously marketing director at Harper San Francisco and Conari Press, has been appointed editorial director for the independent in Maui.

PELICAN PUBLISHING Rachel Carner, former bookseller, was promoted to publicist.... Barry Jacques has joined the staff as warehouse manager.... Judith Wenger has been named assistant production manager.

MILKWEED EDITIONS H. Emerson Blake, former editor of Orion Magazine, has been named editor-in-chief, succeeding cofounder Emilie Buchwald, who is retiring.

MARY ANNE THOMPSON ASSOCIATES Mary Anne Thompson has been appointed book scout for Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Germany.

MARKETINGWORKS INC. Richard J. Casabonne has been appointed principal, senior consultant and member of the board of directors. Most recently, he was president of LeapFrog, Education and Training Group.

THE BETH VESEL LITERARY AGENCY Beth Vesel, formerly with Sanford J. Greenberger, has formed her own agency in New York.

THE WOMEN'S REVIEW OF BOOKS Amy B. Hoffmann has been named editor-in-chief of the Wellesley College—based publication following the resignation of founding publisher and editor Linda Gardiner.

SCHOLASTIC Ellie Berger, v-p, deputy publisher, has been appointed publisher, licensed publishing, as well.... Josh Hanft, former v-p, publisher, at Dalmatian Press, was named to the new position of director of licensed publishing.... Stacey Sparrow, director of brand management, will now be responsible for marketing for licensed publishing as well.

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Sarah Greene has been named to the newly created position of director, publishing and new media. She was formerly president and CEO of Praxis Press.

TOKYOPOP INC. John Powers was appointed v-p, marketing, following tenures at Warner Bros., Gemstar—TV Guide, Pepsi Cola and others.

NATIONAL BOOK FOUNDATION Quang Bao, executive director of the Asian American Writers' Workshop; Isisara Bey, v-p, corporate affairs, Sony Music Entertainment Inc.; and Kenneth L. Wallach, chairman, president and CEO, Central National—Gottesman Inc., have all been elected to the board of directors.

HILL AND WANG Joseph Wisnovsky, former executive editor at Princeton University Press, has been appointed consulting editor for science titles for this division of Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

PERSEUS BOOKS GROUP Elizabeth Tzetzo, national accounts sales director, has been promoted to v-p, group sales director.... Eugenia Pakalik, national account sales manager for Barnes & Noble, Barnes & Noble College and barnesandnoble.com, has been named director of national accounts.

PETER RUBIE LITERARY AGENCY LTD. Hanna Rubin has joined the agency full-time, representing nonfiction and fiction projects, following editorial and writing positions with national publications.

—Compiled by Mary Ann Tennenhouse