Wynonna Puts ‘Heart’ Into New Novel
Wynonna is taking the old adage 'write about what you know' to heart. The singer's forthcoming novel, 'The Restless Heart,' is a fictional story based on her own experiences as a performer thrown into the limelight at a young age.
Wynonna says the character in the book is younger than she was when she and her mother, Naomi Judd, became one of the most popular duos in country music as The Judds. "She's more in the range of the Miley Cyrus age group," Wynonna explains, adding, "The story is about following your dreams, having stars in your eyes."
One of the reasons Wynonna wrote the novel is to connect with teenagers. "These are their major formative years and I'd like to teach them," she explains.
The story line follows a young woman from Kentucky who works hard at following her dream of becoming a singing star. While pursuing her career, she maintains her connection to family and friends while undergoing love, loss and success.
While this is Wynonna's first fictional novel to be published, it is not her first effort at writing a book. She is a New York Times best-selling author, having penned her autobiography, 'Coming Home to Myself,' in 2005. That book was released in conjunction with a live CD and DVD, 'Her Story: Scenes From a Lifetime.'
'The Restless Heart' is scheduled for a spring release next year.