Stacy Creamer, v-p and publisher of Touchstone, will be leaving parent company Simon & Schuster November 15, Susan Moldow, president of the Scribner Publishing Group, told S&S employees in a memo this morning. Creamer joined S&S in April 2009 and took over as publisher of the imprint from Mark Gompertz. Under her direction, Touchstone dropped the Fireside part of its name in an effort to give the unit, which publishes hardcover and trade paperback titles, a clearer identity.

Moldow said that until further notice, she will serve as publisher of Touchstone. “I am looking forward to taking a more active role in the day-to-day operations of the imprint, and working closely with the top-notch group of editors and publishing professionals she has assembled as we look to build upon their success to date,” she said.

Moldow credited Creamer with having “a sharp eye for talent, both on the page and in the office. Her editorial guidance has brought great value and higher list placement to authors as diverse as J.A. Jance and Kurt Eichenwald. Her range and unique style have indelibly shaped the imprint.”