Wednesday, January 15, 2014

PW Daily 1/15/14

Dara Hyde has joined the Hill Nadell Literary Agency as an agent, working out of the company's Los Angeles office. Hyde was an editor at Grove/Atlantic and then, later, the permissions and rights manager there.

Devon LaBerge has been promoted to associate agent at The Rights Factory.

Brianne Johnson has been promoted to senior agent at Writers House.

Shannon O'Neill has joined Lippincott Massie McQuilkin as agent. She was previously editorial director and agent at The Sagalyn Agency. O'Neill will remain based in Washington, DC, focusing on narrative nonfiction, popular science, current affairs, and the history of ideas, as well as literary and upmarket fiction.

Skyhorse's newest imprint is Yucca Publishing, which will publish authors "with intent, literary strength, and fresh, new visions" in partnership with literary agency and book packager International Transactions. Agency president Peter Riva will serve as Yucca's executive editor, and the imprint will launch its first list of 20 titles in fall 2014.


  1. Thanks for keeping me up to date, Helen! Good to follow industry news.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Elizabeth.


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