Co-authors end book deal with ex-Palin aide

AP News
Posted: Nov 10, 2009 4:22 PM

A California publicist and two co-authors have terminated a book deal with a former aide of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

San Diego-based Releve Marketing and PR announced Tuesday it will no longer represent or co-author Frank Bailey's upcoming book "Renegade: Sarah Palin's Hatchet Man."

Christiana Grace, company co-owner and one of the co-authors, says she can't elaborate on the reasons for the termination. But she adds it was not a falling out with Bailey, her close friend since college.

Bailey could not be reached for comment.

Bailey was embroiled in Troopergate, the investigation of Palin's firing of her police commissioner over allegations he wouldn't fire a trooper who went through a contentious divorce from Palin's sister.

Palin's memoir, "Going Rogue" will be published Nov. 17.