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Posts Tagged ‘Rosemary Brosnan’

Lexa Hillyer Lands Two Book Deal for Debut Novel

Former HarperCollins Children’s Books and Razorbill editor Lexa Hillyer has inked a two-book deal. HarperCollins Children’s Books will publish the poet’s debut novel in 2015.

The book was described as “a lyrical, heart-wrenching novel about four girls who miraculously relive the summer they were fifteen, discovering friendships, second chances, and one devastating secret.”

Foundry Literary + Media agent Stephen Barbara negotiated the deal with Kate JacksonRosemary Brosnan will edit both books.

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HarperCollins Children’s Books Editorial Director Retires

HarperCollins Children’s Books editorial director and SVP Barbara Lalicki will retire at the end of the month after 40 years in publishing.

Rosemary Brosnan will be promoted to replace Lalicki. Editor in chief Kate Jackson broke the news in an internal memo. Here’s more from the EIC:

Barbara began her career at Coward, McCann/Putnam, moved to Four Winds Press/Scholastic, and Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, and then served as Vice-President and Editorial Director at Bradbury Press/Macmillan, National Geographic Society, Morrow Junior Books, and HarperCollins, where she has been Senior Vice- President and Editorial Director since 1999. Barbara has worked on many award-winning books, including the Newbery Honor Books Hatchet by Gary Paulsen and Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun by Rhoda Blumberg, and the Coretta Scott King Award winner Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World and the Coretta Scott King Honor Book Mississippi Challenge, both by Mildred Pitts Walter. She also worked extensively with Beverly Cleary, Dan Gutman and Susan Jeffers.