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Rosie Rivera signs book contract with W Publishing Group

Nashville, Tenn., November 23, 2020 – Thomas Nelson Publishing today announced Rosie Rivera has signed a one-book contract with W Publishing Group. God Is Your Defender: Learning to Stand After Life Has Knocked You Down will share how Rivera leans on God in the midst of life’s hurts while also grappling with the strong desire for justice. Simultaneously released in Spanish by Grupo Nelson, God Is Your Defender is planned for release in June 2021.

Rivera is represented by Beth Davey of Davey Literary & Media. World rights were acquired.

“Rosie’s life reads like a movie script,” said Stephanie Newton, associate publisher, W Publishing Group. “While she has endured tragedy, heartbreak, success, and love, it is clear that God serves as the central character in her life. W Publishing Group is honored to bring her experiences and learnings to all people who have been hurt and long for peace.”

“At Grupo Nelson, we’re thrilled for the opportunity to work with Rosie Rivera on her next book,” said Cris Garrido, vice president and publisher, Grupo Nelson. “The combination of personal stories and practical Biblical truth will resonate well with her large audience as well as with new ones that will find hope and empowerment.”

Rosie Rivera is an author, entrepreneur, and the testamentary executor of Jenni Rivera Enterprises, as well as an international speaker, author and an influential public figure. Rosie uses her platform to lift up, motivate, and give hope to sexual abuse victims as a survivor and counselor. Rosie has co-hosted the top Spanish morning shows such as Despierta America and Un Nuevo Dia. She cohosts a marriage podcast called The Power of Us on Revolver Podcast with her husband, Abel Flores. The couple live in Lakewood, California, where they raise their three children.

Thomas Nelson is a world leading publisher and provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational product for more than 200 years. As part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., the publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, cookbooks, curriculum and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson is headquartered in Nashville, TN. For additional information visit

Contact: Allison Carter, Director of Publicity, W Publishing, 615-902-2143,