Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Meet the ghostwriter behind "Sarah Palin."


Yesterday, HarperCollins announced that Sarah Palin's much-anticipated memoir will now be released on November 17. Originally slated for spring 2010, the 400-page book's release was moved up after a quick finish by Palin and ghostwriter Lynn Vincent.

Diane Bell of The San Diego Union-Tribune, has some interesting details today on Vincent's involvement with Palin's forthcoming memoir, "Going Rogue: An American Life." Apparently, Palin spent much of August in San Diego working with Vincent.

Vincent began her career as an air-traffic controller for the Navy, which stationed her in San Diego from 1986 to 1991. Vincent later spent 10 years working for the Christian World Magazine before taking time off to work with Palin this summer.

Along the way, Vincent published several other books, among them memoirs focused on Christian pop singer Michael English, former PLO member Kamal Saleem, and Delta Force leader Lt. Gen. William "Jerry" Boykin. Vincent is also a credited author on "Donkey Cons: Sex, Crime, and Corruption in the Democratic Party," a take-down of the Democrats co-written by conservative author Robert Stacy McCain, and "Same Kind of Different As Me," a New York Times bestseller about a rich art dealer who befriends a homeless drifter (which has since been optioned for the big-screen by The Pursuit of Happyness producer Mark Clayman).

No details have yet emerged about the contents of Palin's memoir, and Vincent's nondisclosure agreement will most likely keep her mum until the book's official release.

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