At Basic Books:
Betsy DeJesu is leaving Basic to begin a new life in Atlanta, Ga. She joined Basic in 2013 as assistant director of publicity, was subsequently promoted to publicity director and, last year, to director of publicity and marketing. Her last day is Friday, June 22.
Liz Wetzel is joining Basic as director of publicity, starting on Monday, June 18. She is currently publicity manager at Crown. Earlier she worked in publicity at both HarperCollins and Penguin Press.
Brandi Larsen, v-p, publishing, at DK, will leave the company on Friday, June 22, and relocate to Cleveland, Ohio, where she will focus on coaching and her passion for writing. She may be reached via e-mail.