11 January

Stephanie Quayle shares powerful story of toxic relationship in new book WHY DO WE STAY?

Singer/songwriter Stephanie Quayle teams up with psychologist W. Keith Campbell to write intimate and practical guide to relationship recovery

January 11, 2024 (Nashville, TN) —Harper Celebrate, a gift book imprint of HarperCollins Focus, has announced a forthcoming book with country artist Stephanie Quayle, on sale in April 2024.  WHY DO WE STAY?: How My Toxic Relationship Can Help You Find Freedom combines gripping storytelling and clinical research from psychologist Dr. W. Keith Campbell to offer a compassionate and practical resource to relationship recovery.  New York Times bestselling author Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt says, “Many of us know someone or have found ourselves in a relationship that we know isn’t right. [Stephanie] wrote this book to help others who might find themselves in a toxic relationship, and I know with Stephanie’s honesty and vulnerability, this book will do just that.”

When Stephanie lost her boyfriend in a plane crash, she faced intense grief and pain. Nothing compared, though, to the shock of discovering she had not been the only woman in his life. As her world unraveled around her, Stephanie realized that it had actually been unraveling from the start of their relationship—back when he promised her everything.  In WHY DO WE STAY, Stephanie shares her own story to explain how to spot a toxic relationship, how to get out, and how to heal.  With additional evidence-based advice from mental health expert Dr. Campbell, readers will find tips on identifying warning signs, narcissism, compulsive lying, and gaslighting; making changes; and finding healing and freedom.  

“I know what it’s like to be in the trenches,” says Stephanie. “I’m familiar with what it feels like to be shamed, blamed, minimized, disrespected, love bombed, and gaslighted, because I was in a toxic relationship for years.  I’m excited to welcome readers into my story because I want them to find the healing I fought fourteen years to find.” 

“Quayle writes movingly and transparently about the deep psychological scars experienced in a relationship and the many years it took to heal the subsequent wounds,” says Joshua Miller, PhD, psychologist and professor, University of Georgia. “Dr. Campbell, one of the world’s foremost experts in the study of narcissism, defines psychological terms and discusses strategies for coping with wounds left from these relationships.”

WHY DO WE STAY?: How My Toxic Relationship Can Help You Find Freedom is available for preorder now.  Learn more at HarperCollinsFocus.com/Harper-Celebrate/Why-Do-We-Stay/.  Find WHY DO WE STAY on sale wherever books are sold on sale April 30, 2024.

About Stephanie Quayle: Stephanie Quayle is a touring recording artist based in Nashville, whose music resonates with audiences worldwide. Additionally, she’s a successful entrepreneur, proudly owning her own record label, Big Sky Music Group. Rolling Stone Country called her “an artist you need to know,” CMT named her as part of its “Next Women of Country” franchise, and she’s appeared on popular programs like “The Kelly Clarkson Show” and” The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” As an indie artist with two Billboard charted singles, “Selfish” and “Whatcha Drinkin ’Bout,” she has repeatedly performed at CMA Fest and the Grand Ole Opry. The Montana native has teamed up with recognizable brands like Wrangler, Harley-Davidson, Bass Pro Shops, Montana Silversmiths, as well as Lucchese Bootmaker in the creation of her exclusive boot line. Quayle’s latest album On the Edge chronicles her personal experience in a toxic relationship and the healing she’s gone through since —inspiring others and redefining her future. For more information, visit www.stephaniequayle.com.

About Harper Celebrate: Harper Celebrate publishes projects such as daily readers; lifestyle books on topics like hospitality, home decorating, organization, and crafting; journals; photography-driven books and anthologies; poetry; mindfulness; and occasion-focused books such as holiday celebrations, graduation, and gifts for special persons. For more information, visit www.harpercollinsfocus.com/harper-celebrate.

About HarperCollins Focus: HarperCollins Focus, LLC owns and operates a collection of publishing imprints, that enlighten and empower readers to transform their hearts and minds, connecting through story, advice, mentorship and community. The company’s mission is to inspire the world with content that equips people to lead lives of significance, integrity and purpose. The company is based in Nashville, TN. For more information, visit www.harpercollinsfocus.com.


MacKenzie Collier, Harper Celebrate, [email protected]