ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Sarah Palin has taken to her Facebook page to complain about her new neighbor — a writer working on a book about her.
Author Joe McGinniss has taken up residence in a house next to Palin's lakeside home in Wasilla.
McGinniss previously wrote a critical expose on Palin and her natural-gas pipeline plan for the Conde Nast publication Portfolio last year, and is planning a book about the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate. It's tentatively titled, "Sarah Palin's Year of Living Dangerously" and could be on the shelves in the fall of 2011.
"Yes, that Joe McGinniss. Here he is about 15 feet away on the neighbor's rented deck overlooking my children's play area and my kitchen window," Palin posted on Facebook late Monday, hours after returning from a trip to the Lower 48 and learning of McGinniss' presence.
McGinniss is renting the place "for the next five months or so," Palin wrote.
His publishing house, Broadway Books, released a statement.
"Well regarded for his in-depth, up-close reporting, Mr. McGinniss will be highly respectful of his subject's privacy as he investigates her public activities," the statement says. Palin has promised to ensure that privacy.
"And you know what they say about 'fences make for good neighbors'? Well, we'll get started on that tall fence tomorrow," she wrote on Facebook.