Following the 2014 release of Lacey Sturm‘s widely praised debut book, “The Reason”, the former FLYLEAF singer has announced another deeply personal memoir, “The Mystery: Finding True Love In A World Of Broken Lovers” . Due on October 4 from Baker Books, the book touches on the topics of love, relationships, divorce, depression and suicide, inspired by Sturm‘s own experiences.
In “The Mystery”, Sturm guides readers through her own journey and struggles — from childhood through her current marriage — providing personal insight into love and relationships. Reaching out to those who have learned to define love through their own wrecked relationships, shattered romances and dysfunctional families, Sturm offers new, healthy ways to think about and pursue love.
Lacey‘s debut solo album, “Life Screams”, was released on February 12 via Followspot Records with The Fuel Music distribution.
Sturm in 2014 opened up about some of the reasons why she quit FLYLEAF in the fall of 2012, shortly before the release of the band’s third album, “New Horizons”. Speaking in a video to promote her memoir, Sturm said that several events, including getting married, having a baby and enduring the death of the band’s sound engineer Rich Caldwell changed her priorities.
Sturm explained: “The one that hit the hardest was the death of our sound engineer. We did one last show with FLYLEAF as a benefit for his wife Katy and their son Kirby. And it was really hard to do a show without him, and it was really hard to think it could be our last show. So I remember looking at my son after Rich had passed and just wondering to myself, if this was the last year I had with my son, how would I spend it?”
Sturm added: “It was really amazing to recognize this season changing in my life and the freedom that I was gonna be able to focus on my family. And I’m so thankful for that time. And although it was really hard, I’m thankful. And that’s the reason I stepped down from FLYLEAF.”
FLYLEAF recruited singer Kristen May as Sturm‘s replacement and released its fourth album, “Between The Stars”, in September 2014. May has since left the group.