‘Every song tells a story’ Dolly Parton to release album, novel with James Patterson

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Run Rose Run photo courtesy of Little Brown Publishing

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Dolly Parton has always been a storyteller through her music, now she is taking that talent to the page as well. She and author James Patterson have teamed up to write a novel together. Parton also plans to release a 12-song album of songs inspired by the book.

On Twitter, Patterson described the book, Run, Rose Run, as a “thriller about a young singer/songwriter on the rise and on the run…and determined to do whatever it takes to survive!” Also on Twitter, Parton shared her excitement for the novel and her plan to release an album to go along with the book “based on its characters and situations.”

“Every song tells a story,” says a description by the book’s publisher, LIttle Brown Publishing. “Run, Rose, Run is a novel glittering with danger and desire—a story that only America’s #1 beloved entertainer and its #1 bestselling author could have created.”

The book is scheduled to be published on March 7, 2022, and it is available for pre-order now.

This is not the first venture Parton has taken on within the literary world. She has also worked to inspire a love of reading in many through her Imagination Library.

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