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Meet the Authors
Nicholas Tomalin was literary editor for the "New Stateman" and a featured columnist for the "Daily Express," the "Sunday Times," and the "Evening Standard" of London. He was nominated Reporter of the Year for his coverage of the war in Vietnam. ýRon Hall is a leading British journalist. He was cofounder of the "Sunday Times"' (London) "Insight," where he was editor from 1964 - 66, and he became joint managing editor of the "Sunday Times" in 1969. ýJonathan Raban is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the editor of "The Oxford Book of the Sea," and author of ten critically acclaim
Denver Moore was born in rural Louisiana in January 1937. He eventually went to live on a plantation in Red River Parish with his uncle and aunt, who were share croppers. Around 1960, he hopped a freight train and began a life as a homeless drifter until 1966 when a judge sentenced him to 10 years in Angola Prison. He was released in 1976 and spent the next 22 years homeless on the streets of Fort Worth, Texas. During this time, he would occasionally ride the rails visiting cities and hobo jungles across America. He met Miss Debbie in 1998 and his life changed. He became an artist, public speaker, and volunteer for homeless causes. In 2006, was named Philanthropist of the Year by the citizens of Fort Worth for his work with homeless people at the Union Gospel Mission. He was also the co-author of Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together with Ron Hall and Lynn Vincent. He died on March 31, 2012 at the age of 75.
Lynn Vincent is the New York Times bestselling writer of Same Kind of Different as Me, the story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy white art dealer and a homeless African-American man; and Going Rogue: An American Life, the memoir of former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
The author or coauthor of nine books, Vincent worked for eleven years as senior writer, then features editor, at the national news biweekly WORLD Magazine where she covered politics, culture, and current events. A U.S. Navy veteran, Lynn is also a lecturer in writing at the World Journalism Institute and at The King's College in New York City. She lives in San Diego, California.