On Wednesday, August 11, Dolly announced that she has teamed up with James Patterson to write a new book titled Run, Rose, Run. The book will be published on March 7, 2022, by Little, Brown and Company. To make the announcement even more exciting, the book will be released alongside an album of 12 original songs written and performed by Dolly and produced by Richard Dennison and Tom Rutledge. The album will be released by Dolly's own Butterfly Records in partnership with a yet-to-be-determined label. Dolly initially let it slip that she was working on a novel with Patterson in July 2020 during an interview with Eddie Stubbs on WSM.
The companion album is the previously announced bluegrass album, which Dolly had mentioned would be released in early 2022.
Book synopsis from the publisher's website:
From America’s most beloved superstar and its greatest storyteller—a thriller about a young singer/songwriter on the rise and on the run, and determined to do whatever it takes to survive.
Every song tells a story.
She’s a star on the rise, singing about the hard life behind her.
She’s also on the run. Find a future, lose a past.
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.
Run, Rose, Run is a novel glittering with danger and desire—a story that only America’s #1 most beloved entertainer and its #1 bestselling author could have created.
Run, Rose, Run @ Little, Brown and Company