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Posts Tagged ‘Elin Hilderbrand’

Michelle Aielli Moves to Hachette Books

Hachette LogoMichelle Aielli has been named executive director of publicity at Hachette Books. She will report to publisher Mauro DiPreta.

In new new role, Aielli will oversee the publicity for both the division’s brand and the titles on its list. The start date for her new position has been set for November 17th.

For the past 10 years, Aielli has worked in the Little, Brown PR team. She launched and managed campaigns for James Patterson, J.K. Rowling, Donna Tartt, Keith Richards, Elin Hilderbrand, Jonathan Safran Foer, and more.

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Elin Hilderbrand Opens Up About Her Cancer Battle

ErinWriter Elin Hilderbrand published a long piece in The Huffington Post today about her current battle with cancer.

Hilderbrand (pictured, via) received her diagnosis one month before the release of her latest book, The Matchmaker. In an ironic turn of events, one of the protagonists from that novel, Dabney Kimball Beech, also battles this disease. In her essay, Hilderbrand revealed how she discovered her sickness and how she plans to treat it. Here is an excerpt:

“I told myself that if I could write a character like Dabney, then I could be like Dabney. I would accept the fact that my body and its current failings were my own, and I would fight and I would smile and I would do everything in my power to live to write thirteen more novels and sit on my throne and let the ocean lap at my feet.”

Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, & Elin Hilderbrand Join Hachette Reading Group Day

Hachette Book Group is hosting the “Hachette Reading Group Day” on Saturday, September 7th. More than a dozen authors spanning a range of genres will participate.

Thriller writers Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child will deliver the opening keynote. Beautiful Day author Elin Hilderbrand will give the closing speech.

The publisher has enlisted McNally Jackson, a New York City-based independent bookstore, to serve as the ticket and book vendor for this event. Each ticket costs $50.00 and includes a light breakfast, lunch, and a swag bag full of books.