Dolly Parton is co-authoring her first novel and releasing an album inspired by the book.
Run, Rose, Run, will be co-written with bestselling author James Patterson, will be released next March 7.
Dolly shared on Facebook,
“I cannot be more excited about the release of my very first novel ‘Run Rose Run’ with the great James Patterson…
I also have a new CD to go along with the book. All new songs written based on the characters and situations in the book. I hope you enjoy the book and the songs as much as we’ve enjoyed putting it together.”
Patterson tweeted that he’s,
“delighted to team up with America’s most beloved superstar”
The book, according to Little, Brown and Company is a 400-page novel that’s
“a thriller about a young singer-songwriter on the rise and on the run, and determined to do whatever it takes to survive.”
Nashville is where she’s come to claim her destiny. It’s also where the darkness she’s fled might find her. And destroy her.”
This is not her first time at the rodeo, however. Parton has authored multiple books, including a coffee table book last year telling stories behind more than 170 of her songs.
In 1995 she started the Imagination Library program, which has mailed free books to millions of children between birth and the start of kindergarten. Parton this year presented the 100 millionth book donation from Imagination Library to the Library of Congress’s collection.
I am delighted to team up with America’s most beloved superstar, @DollyParton, to bring you Run, Rose, Run a new thriller about a young singer/songwriter on the rise and on the run…and determined to do whatever it takes to survive!— James Patterson (@JP_Books) August 11, 2021
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(Photo, Facebook; via USA Today)