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WORLD Magazine's Lynn Vincent to Pursue Book Publishing Career

Vincent Remains On WORLD's Masthead As Senior Writer

Contact: Warren Smith, 704-661-9137

ASHEVILLE, NC, May 22 /Christian Newswire/ -- Lynn Vincent, who for 10 years has served as a senior writer and features editor for WORLD Magazine, will take a leave of absence from WORLD Magazine to pursue her book publishing career.  WORLD is a national biweekly that reports world and national news from a Christian worldview.

Marvin Olasky, WORLD's editor-in-chief, said, "We are, of course, sad to see Lynn go, because not only do we know her as a world-class reporter and writer, we are also privileged to call her 'friend.'  However, our sadness at her departure is balanced by our enormous pride in her book publishing success, and by the knowledge that our relationship is not ending, just changing." 

Vincent will continue to be listed on WORLD's masthead as a "senior writer" and will contribute stories as her book writing schedule allows, Olasky said.

While at WORLD, Vincent established a reputation as a tenacious reporter and compelling story-teller.  She is also a seasoned book collaborator.  Vincent co-wrote Same Kind of Different as Me, the dual Southern memoir of a wealthy, white art dealer and an illiterate, black former sharecropper whose meeting at a Fort Worth homeless shelter changed both their lives. The book has been on the New York Times best-seller list for more than 59 consecutive weeks.

Vincent has also worked with public figures trying to set the media record straight. In 2008, Hachette Book Group released Never Surrender: A Soldier's Journey to the Crossroads of Faith and Freedom, which Vincent wrote with retired Lieutenant General William "Jerry" Boykin, a founding officer of Delta Force, the Army's elite counterterrorist unit. Boykin later served as commander of U.S. Army Special Forces, then as Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. 

That book sought to debunk the media attack Boykin weathered in 2003 after speaking to Christian audiences about what he saw as the clash of religious worldviews underlying the terror war.  Vincent, a veteran of the U.S. Navy who served in the first Persian Gulf War, brought both her writing and her military experience to bear on this project.   In April 2009, Howard Books/Simon & Schuster released another Vincent collaboration: The Blood of Lambs: A Former Terrorist's Memoir of Death and Redemption, the memoir of Kamal Saleem, an ex-PLO jihadist.

WORLD magazine, with 120,000 paid circulation, is the nation's most widely-read Christian news magazine.  WORLD maintains staff writers in Washington, New York, and other key U.S. cities, and has a network of correspondents around the world.  

NOTE TO EDITORS:  WORLD's Editor-in-Chief Marvin Olasky is available for interviews.  For scheduling, contact Warren Smith at 704-661-9137.

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