Run Rose Run by Dolly Parton  James Patterson  

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Monday 4th April 2022

 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Why Dolly Parton’s book with James Patterson was written the old fashioned way

Dolly Parton has revealed why she wrote her first novel, Run, Rose, Run, on paper instead of a computer.

Dolly Parton has revealed the old-fashioned way she wrote her first novel with James Patterson—and we can’t help but adore her all the more for it.

The American country singer released her debut book on Monday, 7 March 2022 much to the delight of her loyal fanbase.

Co-written by bestselling author, James Patterson, and inspired by Dolly’s own experiences in the music industry, ‘Run, Rose, Run’ tells the thrilling story of a young woman determined to escape abuse and ‘make it’ as a singer-songwriter in Nashville. The novel graced the No. 1 spot on the Amazon bestseller list before it was even published and has already received rave reviews online.

Dolly has also released an accompaniment album of the same name, which consists of 12 songs based on the characters of the book.

Dolly’s obviously no stranger to writing, having reportedly penned over 3,000 songs throughout her incredible career in entertainment. The 76-year-old is the mastermind behind the bulk of her most iconic tunes, including the 1980 bop ‘9 -5’ and the 1973 hit ‘Jolene’, and has even written material for the likes of Whitney Houston and Elvis Presley. She’s also won countless accolades for her lyrical genius, including 11 Grammy awards and 13 Academy of Country Music awards.

With most authors typing their work these days, it might come as a surprise to learn that Dolly hasn’t updated her writing tool in over seven decades. Speaking to the BBC this week, she admitted that she prefers to use a pen because it’s easier to read than font on a screen.

“I still write longhand,” she said. “I’ve got these big legal yellow pads and I just write, just scribble it out with my Sharpie pen so I can read it now.” This echoes her previous statements from 2016, in which she shared with her Facebook followers that she can’t be creative on a laptop or computer.

“I can’t think unless I’ve got a pen or a pencil in my hand, with a big old yellow legal pad,” she said. “I think my writing is as good as it ever was.”

By Emma Dooney

 

Run Rose Run by Dolly Parton  (Author), James Patterson  (Author)

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Century (7 Mar. 2022)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 448 pages

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1529135672

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1529135671

 

FIND A FUTURE. LOSE A PAST.

She’s a star on the rise, singing about the hard life behind her.

She’s also on the run.

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: a story glittering with danger and desire.

Also available: an album of 12 original Dolly Parton songs made for the novel!

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REVIEWS

‘Like having Dolly in the room with you’ VAL McDERMID

‘Unforgettably good stuff’ TONY PARSONS

‘A diverting duet’ FINANCIAL TIMES

‘Told with passion and sensitivity’ DAILY MAIL

‘Deserves to be a runaway success’ EXPRESS

‘Enthralling, terrifying, moving’ LEE SMITH

‘A thrilling journey’ KATHLEEN GRISSOM

‘I absolutely loved it!’ ROSS KING

‘A sublime partnership’ SUN

‘One great read’ LISA GARDNER

‘This is going to be BIG’ THE TIMES

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SELECTED AS A BOOK TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2022 BY:

THE TIMES

DAILY TELEGRAPH

GUARDIAN

DAILY MAIL

NEW STATESMAN

BBC NEWS

SUN

DAILY MIRROR

DAILY EXPRESS

SUNDAY EXPRESS

SCOTSMAN

IRISH EXAMINER

RTE

PRESS ASSOCIATION

UNCUT

 

About the Authors

Dolly Parton is a singer, songwriter, actress, producer, businesswoman and philanthropist. The composer of more than 3,000 songs, she has sold over 100 million records worldwide and has given away millions of books to children through her non-profit, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

 

JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 400 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including stand-alone thrillers and non-fiction.

 

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, Dog Diaries, Treasure Hunters and Max Einstein series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the past thirteen years in a row. He lives in Florida with his family.

 

TOP THIRTEEN OF THE DAY

Top 13 Tracks from Run Rose Run  Album  – Dolly Parton

Tracklist

01           Run                                                                        Dolly Parton

02           Big Dreams and Faded Jeans                            Dolly Parton

03           Demons                                                                 Dolly Parton

04           Driven                                                                    Dolly Parton

05           Snakes in the Grass                                             Dolly Parton

06           Blue Bonnet Breeze                                            Dolly Parton

07           Woman Up (And Take It Like a Man)            Dolly Parton

08           Firecracker                                                            Dolly Parton

09           Secrets                                                                   Dolly Parton feat. Joe Nichols

10           Lost and Found                                                    Dolly Parton

11           Dark Night, Bright Future                                 Dolly Parton

12           Love or Lust                                                         Dolly Parton

13           Rose of My Heart [bonus track]                       Dolly Parton

 

REMEMBER: The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

– Nicolas Chamfort

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

“A little progress each day adds up to big results.” —Satya Nani

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…Dolly Parton…and James Patterson.

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

Did you hear the joke about the wandering nun? She was a Romin’ Catholic.

LOVE IS…

Love is…the song that reminds you of your loved one.

TURN…TURN…TURN!

A time to write and perform top popular and country songs…A time to write a bestselling novel.

 

 

 

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