About PS We’re Reading

Publisher Spotlight, a service of Myrick Marketing & Media, is a discovery place where librarians, teachers and parents can find great books for kids and teens. Our blog, PS We’re Reading, offers discussions of titles, themes, topics, curriculum connections and more. It also features illustrations from the books we discuss and sound clips from the audiobooks noted.

Meet the Readers (who are also the bloggers)

Ellen Myrick

Ellen Myrick has been working with children’s books, publishers, librarians, teachers, and professional conference exhibit promotions for more than 25 years. As a marketer, she knows the children’s book audience and how to match its interests in quality fiction, nonfiction, diverse, and international choices from a stable of publishing clients, the mission of Publisher Spotlight.


Stacey Ashby

Stacey Ashby has been working with Ellen and Publisher Spotlight from the company’s beginning, managing the business needs of coordinating and planning for both conferences and ongoing publicity work.


Francisca Goldsmith came to Publisher Spotlight from a long career in libraries and as  a longtime professional reviewer in a broad number of categories. She handles Publisher Spotlight social media and contributes knowledge and awareness of the changing landscape of children’s literacy and access to reading options.

V 1-2Veronica Crisler comes to the Publisher Spotlight team with an interest in children’s books and publishing. A newly minted journalism graduate, she handles the coordination of our many reviewers as well as contributing to various marketing channels beyond conferences.

img_8366-copyMichaela Whatnall arrived at Publisher Spotlight with many editing skills. She’s worked with the team for a few years, first as an intern and now as our Facebook point person, blog tour manager, and ace proofreader.

Carrie Oliva
Carrie Oliva handles the shipping, receiving, sorting, and many other necessary details of a publicist’s office.



Jessica Young, children’s author and art teacher, regularly contributes to PS We’re Reading’s expansive library of engagement materials.

While our staff also can be found at any of Publisher Spotlight’s 10+ conferences each year, you may meet these wonderful book talkers at our booth as well:

  • Lisa Dugan, experienced bookseller and former picture book selector
  • Mary Burkey, school librarian and Booklist writer
  • Sharon Grover, youth services librarian and ALA author
  • Josalyn Moran, experienced teacher, bookseller and children’s book selector

You can follow Publisher Spotlight on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest

Myrick Marketing and Media
6670 New Nashville Highway, Suite 12015097034887_0c7b77fc2a_m
Smyrna, TN 37167

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