Thomas Nelson announces first fiction from country music superstar Sara Evans

For Immediate Release
March 9, 2009

Contact:
Katie Bond
Publicist
kbond@thomasnelson.com
(615) 902-2704

Nashville, TN—Platinum-selling country recording artist Sara Evans will publish her debut novel with Thomas Nelson later this year, having signed a four-book deal with the publisher. The novel is the first in a series and will release 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.

Fans of Evans' music will find much to enjoy in the inspirational fiction series. She calls it an "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' debut novel is written with bestselling author Rachel Hauck, known for novels like Diva NashVegas and Love Starts with Elle.

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