After leaving in 2010 to work as editorial director at Penguin’s Putnam imprint, Marysue Rucci has returned to Simon & Schuster. She will now serve as editor-in-chief of Simon & Schuster’s adult trade imprint.
Rucci spent 13 years at the publisher before heading to Penguin. Some of the titles on her list include Little Bee by Chris Cleave, The Spellman Files series by Lisa Lutz and The House at Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper.
In other revolving door news, Marisa Russell will join Penguin Young Readers Group as publicity manager.
Prior to this appointment, Russell served as senior publicist at HarperCollins Children’s Books. Some of the authors she has worked with include Pinkalicious series creator Victoria Kann, Pretty Little Liars series writer Sara Shepard and Hallowed trilogy writer Cynthia Hand.