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W Publishing Group to Publish First Trade Work
from Best-selling Music Artist Laura Story

“When God Doesn’t Fix It” to release on September 15, 2015

Stephanie Newton
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Worship leader and recording artist Laura Story’s life took an unexpected turn when her husband, Martin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Over the past decade, they have faced the logistical challenge of living life with disabilities resulting from Martin’s brain injury but have also wrestled with the deeper challenge of understanding why a good God would allow such pain and confusion in their lives. And yet, Laura has found joy and a deeper intimacy with Jesus through this and other broken dreams.

W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, has secured the rights for When God Doesn’t Fix It: Lessons You Never Wanted to Learn, Truths You Can’t Live Without (W Publishing Group, ISBN 9780718036973, $16.99, September 2015) – the first trade book by Laura Story. In it, Laura shares how she learned that God may not fix everything. In fact, your situation might never change or get better, but you can get better regardless of your situation.

“It’s been an honor to get to know and to work with Laura, the woman behind the songs that have touched so many of our hearts,” says Debbie Wickwire, Senior Acquisitions Editor for W Publishing Group. “She is just like her music—honest, real, and deeply inspirational. I can’t wait for you to read her story and to learn the secrets that have sustained her through her own many life challenges.”

Kathryn Helmers of Creative Trust represents Laura Story’s literary interests. Laura’s new single “Till I Met You” (Fairtrade Services) will release to radio on May 15 and currently is available on iTunes.

Laura Story is a Bible teacher, worship leader, GRAMMY award-winning singer/songwriter, and best-selling author. “Blessings” was certified GOLD in 2011 and inspired her first book, What If Your Blessings Come Through Raindrops? Laura’s music and writing show God’s love and grace intersecting with real life and serve as a reminder that despite questions or circumstances, He is the ultimate author of our story. Laura and her husband welcomed twin boys Ben and Griffin last September joining 2 and a half-year-old big sister Josie. Laura lives with her family in Atlanta, Georgia, where she serves at Perimeter Church as a worship leader.

Thomas Nelson, Inc., part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is a world-leading provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational product for more than 200 years. 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, please visit