Dolly Parton Teams Up With James Patterson to Write First Novel ‘Run, Rose, Run’

Dolly Parton has teamed up bestselling author James Patterson to release her first novel!

Run, Rose, Run, will be published by Little, Brown and Company on March 7, 2022. Dolly will also release a new album to coincide with the book’s release.

Run, Rose, Run follows a young woman who moves to Nashville to fulfill her dreams of becoming a star. “The source of her heart-wrenching songs is a brutal secret she has done everything to hide,” according to the press release. “But the past she has fled is reaching out to control her future—even if it means destroying everything she has worked for.”

Dolly told PEOPLE, “All new songs were 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 all together!”