25 June

Sara Merritt Promoted to Vice President of Marketing at Zonderkidz and Blink YA

We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Sara Merritt to Vice President of Marketing for Zonderkidz and Blink YA, effective immediately.

Sara Merritt has been an integral part of the Zonderkidz team and HarperCollins Christian Publishing for over 15 years. Throughout her tenure, she has excelled in various marketing roles, contributing significantly to the growth and success of our beloved titles and authors. Notably, Sara has led the growth of The Jesus Storybook Bible brand and spearheaded successful campaigns for many of our top new releases, including those by New York Times bestselling authors Ainsley Earhardt and Linsey Davis.

Megan Dobson, Vice President and Publisher at Zonderkidz and Blink YA, shared her excitement about Sara’s promotion, stating, “Sara is an incredible leader who creates innovative book campaigns and executes well on plans while also showing deep dedication and care for her authors and their books. She is a joy to work with and beloved by her team and colleagues. I look forward to seeing how Sara further inspires and leads the Zonderkidz marketing team into the future.”

Sara’s deep understanding of marketing and publicity, along with her strategic thinking, strong communication and leadership skills, and dedication to our mission of inspiring children and families, make her the perfect fit for this role. In her new position, Sara will continue to foster the growth of our brands and authors, ensuring that Zonderkidz and Blink YA remain leaders in the Christian children’s and young adult publishing markets.

Zonderkidz, an imprint of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is dedicated to inspiring young lives through imaginative, innovative, and educational resources that represent a Christian worldview. Blink YA, a young adult imprint of HarperCollins Focus, aims to equip and inspire young adults through captivating stories that blend imagination with uplifting messages.

For more information, please contact Ruthie Spaans at [email protected].

About Zonderkidz

Zonderkidz, an imprint of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is a leading Christian children’s publisher with a long history of beautifully told and illustrated stories. Zonderkidz inspires young lives through imaginative, innovative, and educational resources that represent a Christian worldview and build up God’s children and teens. For more information visit www.Zonderkidz.com.

About Blink YA

Blink is a young adult fiction and nonfiction imprint of HarperCollins Focus. Blink inspires and equips YA readers to lead lives of significance, integrity, and purpose through true stories and fiction that blend imaginative and exciting storytelling and are always uplifting and captivating. For more information visit www.BlinkYABooks.com