Bio

Lynn Vincent is the #1 New York Times best-selling writer of eleven nonfiction books with more than 16 million copies in print.

Her latest book, INDIANAPOLIS: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Navy History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man, was an instant New York Times bestseller, debuting at #5 on the list. INDIANAPOLIS was chosen by Amazon editors as the Best History Book of 2018 and the #3 best book of the year overall. The book was also selected as one of the Best of 2018 by Barnes and Noble, Kirkus Reviews, Military Times, and NPR.

Written with award-winning documentary filmmaker Sara Vladic, the book reads like a fast-paced historical thriller and is, as well, a complete reexamination of the sinking of the WWII 5th Fleet flagship. Reviewers from Booklist and Kirkus to the Wall Street Journal and USA Today called it “gripping,” “a must read,” “history writing at its finest,” and a “tour de force” of research and storytelling.

Among Lynn’s other books are Same Kind of Different as Me (with Ron Hall and Denver Moore) and Heaven is for Real (with Todd Burpo.) Heaven spent more than 200 consecutive weeks on the NYT bestseller list, with 77 weeks at #1. In 2014, the book became a Sony major motion picture directed by Randall Wallace (Braveheart, Secretariat), and grossed $91 million in the U.S. alone. The book has sold more than 12 million copies, and in 2015 became one of the top 20 bestselling books in Amazon.com’s 20-year history.

Same Kind of Different as Me spent three years on the NYT list with more than 1 million copies sold, reaching #1 in October 2017 when Paramount released the major motion picture. Directed by Michael Carney, the film stars Greg Kinnear, Oscar winner Renee Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond, Gladiator) and Oscar winner Jon Voight.

While on active duty with the U.S. Navy, Lynn served during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Her military experience proved critical in writing Dog Company: A True Story of American Soldiers Abandoned by Their High Command (Center Street Books.) Written with former 101st Airborne infantry commander Captain Roger T. Hill, Dog Company released in April 2017.

A veteran journalist and author of more than 1,000 articles, Lynn’s investigative pieces have been cited before Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court. She has been profiled in major media outlets, including Newsweek and The New Yorker. She is an accomplished writing instructor and public speaker, as well as the mother of the two handsomest, most brilliant sons in the universe.

Lynn lives in the mountains east of San Diego with Danny, her husband of 30 years (and counting), and their three Labrador retrievers, Riggs, Abby and Treasure.