Thomas moves to Orion Children’s

Thomas moves to Orion Children’s

Helen Thomas will this July join Orion Children’s Books as editorial director.
 
Thomas, who is currently fiction editorial director at Scholastic, will acquire titles across the Orion Children’s and Indigo YA lists, and will report to m.d. and publisher Fiona Kennedy.
 
“We’re delighted to welcome Helen to the Orion Children’s team as our editorial director and look forward to working with her,” said Kennedy. “Her experience and keen eye for the very best books will make a great contribution to our list.”
 
Thomas, who has also worked for Walker Books, added: “I'm thrilled to be joining the brilliant team at Orion Children's Books, particularly at such an exciting time for Hachette Children's. I've long admired Orion's rich and varied list, with its wonderfully talented authors and strong core value of excellent story-telling.”
 
Former Orion Children’s editorial director Amber Caraveo left the company last year to set up the Skylark Literary Agency.