Dolly Parton and James Patterson hit the road – virtually.
The country music legend and thriller author embarks on an online tour to promote their new novel, Run, rose, runparton announced on Twitter.
“Can’t wait to see your smiling faces on my virtual book tour with @JP_Books!” Parton tweeted. “It was so much fun writing #RunRoseRun together and we can’t wait to share the characters’ stories with you all.”
Run, rose, runabout an aspiring country singer with a secret she desperately tries to hide, the first collaboration between the “9 to 5” singer and the A spider passed by author. A critic of Kirkus wrote of the novel, “The fairytale characters and details of the country music scene are so much fun you won’t mind the silly plot.”
Parton and Patterson will participate in seven events, the first virtual launch of an independent bookstore on March 6, the eve of the novel’s publication. The other events will take place March 9-25 and are sponsored by Books-a-Million, Indigo, Waterstones, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and AARP Books.
For fans who can’t wait for March, Parton and Patterson will appear on February 16 at Talk Shop Love, where they will discuss their novel, and the accompanying album Parton recorded for it.
Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and a regular contributor to NPR.