New Memoir Relives Joplin’s Catastrophic 2011 Tornado

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Author Danielle C. Stammer announces the release of her new book

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On May 22, 2011, Joplin, Mo., was hit by a tornado, historic in size. The path it left changed the city and its inhabitants forever. In “Singing Over Me: A Joplin Tornado Survivor's Journey” (published by WestBow Press, April 2012) Danielle C. Stammer reveals how her family survived the Joplin tornado and recounts the emotions and choices they made to get their family through the tornado and the following days, weeks and months.

While “Singing Over Me” tells an honest and heart-wrenching account of one of the costliest natural disasters to hit America’s Midwest, the book also speaks in broad strokes of overcoming any personal hardship. Stammer, through her story of loss and recovery, encourages readers to trust in their fortitude and in the fortitude of those around them.

“Everyone walks dark roads and experiences loss, grief, confusion, suffering,” remarks Stammer. “‘Singing Over Me’ walks these roads honestly and offers hope and inspiration.”

An excerpt from the book:

“Once inside, she turned around and immediately realized she would not be taking a second trip to the car. After pulling his barefoot little girl out of the car and up to his chest, Andrew went around the front of the van. The wind had gotten strong fast. Danielle watched him hunched over, struggling against the wind to get to safety, only to realize safety wasn’t safe.”

About the Author
Danielle C. Stammer and her family experienced firsthand the EF-5 tornado in Joplin, Mo. She and her husband, Andrew, have since relocated to Jefferson City, Mo., where Stammer is a full-time mom. “Singing Over Me” is her first publication.

WestBow Press is a strategic self-publishing alliance of Thomas Nelson, Inc., the world’s largest Christian publisher, and Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI) — the world leader in the popular self-publishing industry segment. Through this partnership, authors benefit from the rich publishing heritage of Thomas Nelson and the speed-to-market advantages of the ASI self-publishing model. Titles published through WestBow Press are evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication under the Thomas Nelson imprint. Thomas Nelson, Inc. continues to “inspire the world” with distribution of products in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information, or to start publishing today, visit or call (866)-928-1240. Follow us @westbowpress on Twitter for the latest news.

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