I was deeply saddened this morning to learn of the death of Kelsey Spann, one of my designers at Sheaf House, on Thursday, April 25, at the age of 26. Kelsey joined our team in the fall of 2010 as an intern and then as a part-time contract employee. She designed many exceptional promotional pieces for us in addition to the logo for Narrow Road Press and the covers of Jacob: Journaling the Journey by Michelle Lesley and Irregardless of Murder by E. E. Kennedy She had almost completed the cover for Death Dangles a Participle, to be released in September.
All those who knew Kelsey loved her for her positive attitude, sweet spirit, and outstanding talent. She was truly a joy to work with, and although her time on this earth was brief, she blessed all of us who had the privilege of knowing her. We’ll miss her deeply, but we rejoice that she’s now resting in the arms of her Lord.
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