Meet Bristol Palin’s Ghostwriter – Me!

Meet Bristol Palin’s Ghostwriter – Me! July 12, 2011

Politico has a profile of yours truly, which begins:

Nancy French signed up to ghostwrite the memoir of a “young Christian person” earlier this year without knowing the identity of the author. To her surprise, she ended up working with a member of the Palin family.

“It turned out to be Bristol,” she said. So French, 36, moved from Tennessee to Alaska for a month to help the 20-year-old daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin tell her story. A married mother of three, French with her husband recently co-wrote a book called “Home and Away: A Story of Family in a Time of War.”

“I had no idea I was going to be living with the Palins,” said French. But for a month, she slept in the building where Sarah Palin’s television studio is located next to the family’s home. On the shelves in the small compound: a pink BB gun, a painting of former President Ronald Reagan and a Bible with the name of the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee on the cover.

French had a seat at the family dinner table, where home-cooked meals like salmon and spaghetti were served. She described the inside of the Palins’ home as “not ostentatiously decorated” with “baby gates up and a big bear rug and an amazing view of a frozen lake.” Their kitchen featured a large island around which family and friends often gathered to chat.

Read it all here.

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