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Anne Hoppe to Move to Clarion Books

Anne Hoppe will be moving from HarperCollins Children’s Books to Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group.

Hoppe spent 18 years at HarperCollins. She will begin in her new role as senior executive editor starting January 23, 2013.

Some of the authors on her list include When I Grow Up author “Weird Al” YankovicDiscworld series author Sir Terry Pratchett, Carnival of Souls author Melissa Marr and Animorphs series author Katherine Applegate. In a past interview, Yankovic talked about how he and Hoppe came together for his debut picture book project.

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Weird Al Yankovic On Writing in Verse

In celebration of both April Fool’s Day and National Poetry Month, we bring you an interview with Grammy Award-winning parody musician Weird Al Yankovic (pictured, via Seth Olenick).

As we reported, Yankovic’s children’s book (When I Grow Up) recently climbed The New York Times‘ bestseller list. Here are highlights from the interview…

Q: How did you land your book deal?
A: I was approached a few years ago by Anne Hoppe, an editor at HarperCollins. She was a fan of my songwriting, and thought that the wordplay and sensibility displayed in my lyrics suggested that I might be adept at writing children’s books. I readily agreed, having felt the same thing for quite some time.

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Melissa Marr Lands Deal for YA Trilogy

marr23.jpgYA novelist Melissa Marr has inked a deal with HarperCollins for a trilogy about “a girl assassin, a demon with a soul, and a world where myth and science meet.” Publication is tentatively scheduled for fall 2013.

Marr (pictured) hit bestseller lists in 2007 with her debut novel, Wicked Lovely. The popular series will conclude in February 2011 with its fifth book. Writer’s House agent Merrilee Heifetz negotiated the deal with Wicked Lovely editor Anne Hoppe.

HarperCollins Children’s Books president Susan Katz had this statement: “We’ve been consistently impressed by the tidal wave of support for her books and the innovative ways Melissa has engaged and broadened her readership, capitalizing upon her online savvy and traditional networking efforts.”

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this post misidentified the deal.