“We would just really just exchange our ideas, and I started writing songs that I thought would really add to what we were doing. I would send him the lyrics for him. And then he’d incorporate some of my thoughts and ideas…. before you knew it, we had an album, and we had a book.” Dolly Parton on writing Run, Rose, Run with James Patterson on a special edition of NPT’s A Word on Words.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth to age five, no matter their family’s income.
Special thanks to honorary host Amy Williams
and the Ingram Content Group.
Images of Dolly Parton provided by RCA Records,
Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.