Vince Flynn was born in St Paul, Minnesota, in 1966. He studied Economics at the University of St. Thomas Academy.In 1990 he applied for a career in the United States Marine Corps.However he was rejected for a medical condition he suffered while growing up.
Although diagnosed with Dyslexia in school at this time he started to consider writing a book.We worked on his ideas in his part time while employed by United Properties, a real estate company. Later he quit to work full time on the book that would become “Term Limits” It took five years and over sixty rejection letters from publishers until he took the route of self publishing.The book became a Number one seller in the Twin Cities and within a week he had signed a 2 book deal with Pocket Books (Simon and Schuster),
Term limits hit the New York Bestseller list which became a trend for all Vince Flynn novels. Vince Flynn books are so popular as he fully researches the area he write about.They have been read by presidents and are taken seriously enough for one high-ranking CIA official to tell his staff, “I want you to read Flynn’s books and start thinking about how we can more effectively wage this war on terror.”
The level of specific detail displayed in the Mitch Rapp series has even come under the scrutiny of the Department Of Energy. Memorial Day garnered a security review by the DOE due to concerns that the book contained classified material surrounding nuclear security.
Sadly Vince Flynn died on 19th June 2013 after losing his battle with cancer.