He went back to work in marketing and in his spare time began work on his book, which eventually led him to start writing full time. After five years and many rejections, Flynn decided to self publish his book. It paid off. After hitting number one in the Twin Cities, he got a book deal with Pocket Books and Term Limits became a New York Times Best Seller. Since then, he has written 13 novels, all of which have been bestsellers. Flynn lives in the Twin Cities with his family.
As a child, Vince Flynn was diagnosed with dyslexia in sixth grade, making reading and writing difficult for him. He graduated from college with a degree in Economics and worked for Kraft in account and sales marketing. While at Kraft, Flynn decided to go to the Marine Aviation Program, but at the last minute he was medically disqualified. During this experience, he began to think about writing a book.