Sara Evans becomes novelist
Monday, March 16, 2009
– Sara Evans is turning author. Evans will publish her debut novel with Thomas Nelson later this year, part of a four-book deal. The novel will be out in conjunction with a new album by Evans on RCA Records. She is currently in the studio writing and recording and will perform at various tour dates throughout 2009.
"Signing well-known entertainers to write stories in synch with their established brands is a great way to satisfy fans who are hungry for more from their favorite celebrities," said Allen Arnold, Senior Vice President and Publisher, Thomas Nelson Fiction on Evans' web site.
Evans described the book as "emotional, Southern-flavored, multi-generational tale, featuring a compelling love story." Evans drew inspiration for the characters from her own family life and experiences growing up.
"I believe there is power in great stories," said Evans. "This is the kind of book I love to read and share."
Evans' novel was written with bestselling author Rachel Hauck, known for novels like "Diva NashVegas" and "Love Starts with Elle."
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