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Kelly O'Dell Stanley

Kelly O'Dell Stanley is a graphic designer, writer, and author of Praying Upside Down: A creative prayer experience to transform your time with God. Her book is the junction of all of her passions—faith, art, and writing. With more than two decades of experience in advertising, three kids ranging from teens to young adult, and a husband of more than two decades, she's learned to look at life in unconventional ways—sometimes even upside down.

A regular monthly contributor to Internet Café Devotions, Kelly's work has appeared in several publications, and her awards include first place in Inspirational Writing in the 2013 Writer's Digest competition. Her design work has been included in design anthologies and in PRINT Magazine's Design Annual, and she's received design awards from the NAHB, Public Relations Society of America, the Webby Competition, and Art Directors Club of Indiana.

Kelly lives in Crawfordsville, Indiana, where she has lunch with friends, coffee with her iPad, and spends any otherwise-unscheduled evenings on the couch with her husband—though those evenings don't come as often as she'd like. She is full of doubt and full of faith, constantly seeking new ways to see what's happening all around her. You may connect with her on her blog,, on Facebook (Kelly O'Dell Stanley, Author), or on Twitter (@kellyostanley).