Stephanie Lauritzen, who joined Signature Books in September 2016 as marketing manager after teaching six years at Jordan High School, has decided to dust off those teaching skills and return to Utah’s public-school system. Steph was gearing up to promote some exciting soon-to-be-released titles when Canyons School District came knocking with a great offer at Hillcrest High School.

The entire staff at Signature Books loved working with Steph. But the kids at Hillcrest will now be the beneficiaries. Steph received a bachelor’s degree at the University of Utah and went on to earn a master’s degree from Westminster College before starting her teaching career. “I loved working at Signature, learning new things from my coworkers, and will miss my adopted dogs,” she said upon departing the publishing world. We will miss her too. Her marketing and people skills, enthusiasm for our forthcoming titles, and fun sense of humor will be missed by all. We wish her all the luck in the world.