Tyndale House Publishers Releases Book by Lauren Scruggs
Lauren “Lolo” Scruggs, the 23-year-old Texan accidentally struck by a moving plane propeller last December, has signed with Tyndale House Publishers’ newest imprint, Tyndale Momentum, to pen – for the first time – the details of the day that forever changed her young life, reports Dan Wooding, Founder of ASSIST Ministries.
According to a news release from Melany Ethridge of A. Larry Ross Communications, the tragic incident, which occurred after Scruggs had been a short flight in a small aircraft to look at neighborhood Christmas lights, resulted in the loss of her left hand and eye and generated many additional obstacles on the long and painful road to her physical recovery.
Scruggs, founder and editor-in-chief of the online fashion magazine LOLO, has released her debut book “Still Lolo,” co-authored by New York Times best-selling writer Marcus Brotherton and includes insights from her parents Jeff and Cheryl, in this November 2012 release – nearly one year after the accident.
“We are very gratified to be working with Lauren and her family on ‘Still LoLo,’” said Jan Harris, publisher of Tyndale Momentum. “Lauren is an amazing young woman whose faith and determination, as well as her strong and supportive family, have been crucial in her ongoing recovery. This is going to be a truly inspiring book for anyone who has faced adversity themselves or loved someone who is dealing with it.”
Since that fateful December evening, news regarding Lauren has attracted national interest and fascination and generated genuine concern and heartfelt prayers among countless individuals, as evidenced by myriad media requests and more than 1.5 million visits to her Caring Bridge page.
Not only has Lauren’s story inspired others to re-examine their lives and to make every day count, her journey to recovery has been a testament to her faith, perseverance and courage – unifying principles and personal attributes that were the foundational inspiration for, and will be reinforced in, “Still Lolo.”
In addition to the event happenings, “Still Lolo” will unveil details of Scruggs life after the accident and the personal faith which helped her and her family cope to conquer all odds and persevere together. Scruggs will also address difficult questions she has since faced – and which many individuals have asked at some point in life – including, “What kind of future will I have?,” “Where is God in all this pain?” and “Will anyone ever be able to love me now?”
“Still Lolo” is a compelling and fiercely beautiful story of faith, determination, and staying true to oneself – regardless of circumstances and no matter what. The book will specifically be written for women and teen girls who have struggled with body image and insecurity as Lauren honestly shares her realized struggles related to idols, beauty, love and acceptance and how she found peace and comfort through her spiritual beliefs.
In addition to founding LOLO, Scruggs is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University where she majored in communications; a contributing editor at PR Couture, MyItThings.com, Fashionreporters.com, SMUStyle, and PR Couture; and editor-at-large for Fashion Reporters. She worked in the Michael Kors showroom and has reported for various industry outlets on Fashion Weeks from New York, Paris, and Montreal. She currently lives in Dallas.
Lauren’s parents, Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs, are popular conference speakers, professional counselors, founders of Hope Matters Marriage Ministries and authors of “I Do Again.” They have appeared on The Today Show, Focus on the Family’s Tim Tebow commercial and as “Seconds” on www.IamSecond.com, the official website for the I am Second movement.
Brotherton is the New York Times bestselling writer of more than 25 books.
Tyndale House Publishers, founded in 1962, is one of the world’s largest privately-held Christian publishers of books, Bibles and digital media. Tyndale Momentum, Tyndale’s non-fiction imprint, is the publisher of many New York Times bestsellers and is known for integrity in building lasting personal relationships with authors and agents. Tyndale extends the ministry of its authors by contributing its dividends and a portion of its profits to the non-profit Tyndale Foundation, which makes grants to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of people around the world. For additional information, visit www.tyndalemomentum.com.
Note to Editors: To request to be sent an a copy of the book, please contact Melany Ethridge at 972.267.1111 or via e-mail at Melany@alarryross.com.