Viola Davis To Publish New Novel

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 05: Viola Davis presents the award for Best R&B Song onstage during the 65th GRAMMY Awards at Arena on February 05, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy )

Viola Davis, the celebrated Oscar, Emmy, Tony, and Grammy winner, is venturing into novel writing. She is partnering with bestselling author James Patterson on a new book. This collaboration promises to be a significant literary event. The novel, still untitled, is set in the present-day rural South. It features a dynamic female judge, Mary Stone, facing a pivotal decision.

Davis, known for her powerful storytelling in her memoir Finding Me, is excited about this project. “James’ ability to weave compelling narratives with depth and suspense is unparalleled,” Davis said. “Writing about a character as compelling as Judge Mary Stone has been an extraordinary experience.”

An Unforgettable Story

The novel will follow Judge Mary Stone, a brilliant and dynamic figure. She is on the brink of a decision with “seismic repercussions” for her small county and possibly the nation. According to the book’s synopsis, her career, principles, and life are at stake. Davis and Patterson blend their talents to bring this timely story to life. Patterson expressed his admiration for Davis, stating, “It is an honor to work with Viola Davis. Her gift of storytelling is without peer.”

The novel will be published by Little, Brown and Company. It will be available in hardcover, ebook, and audiobook formats. Hachette Book Group will distribute the book in North America, and Penguin Random House UK will handle distribution in the UK and Commonwealth.

Partnership with Viola Davis

Patterson is a seasoned collaborative storyteller. He has partnered with notable figures like Bill Clinton and Dolly Parton. Davis, although new to fiction writing, brings a fresh perspective and profound storytelling skills. “This collaboration is a dream come true,” Davis remarked. “I can’t wait to share the fruits of our creative synergy with the world.”

Sally Kim, the publisher of Little, Brown and Company, praised the partnership. “James Patterson and Viola Davis are two artists and storytellers at the absolute height of their game,” Kim said. “This collaboration is a thrilling gift for everyone who values story.”

A release date for the novel has not yet been announced. However, anticipation is high among fans of both Davis and Patterson. The publishing world is buzzing with excitement for this unique collaboration. As Davis and Patterson merge their storytelling prowess, readers can expect an unforgettable narrative.