- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 12, 2019

“Diamond and Silk”: They are well-known and much appreciated by millions of Republicans and conservatives for their consistent, straightforward and spirited support of President Trump and his administration. Now they have a book deal to tell their own story.

It is “heartrending and epochal,” said Suzanne Balaban, the New York-based literary agent, who with partner Elliott Balaban, brokered the deal with Regnery Books. The conservative publisher has added sisters Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson — their real names — to an impressive roster of authors which includes Mr. Trump himself.

The as-yet untitled book arrives in August 2020.

“Diamond and Silk are such a dynamic force and have made an important contribution to our current national conversation with both style and substance. We are thrilled to be publishing their very first book project.” said Marji Ross, president and publisher of Regnery.

“Diamond and Silk’s memoir depicts the against-all-odds ascent of a pair of practically invisible, black sisters during a pivotal period in history, to become the spark and emblem of a working-class rebellion and the friends of an American president,” say advance notes supplied by agent Ms. Balaban.

Based in North Carolina, the two sisters immediately landed on the public radar after producing and releasing a video challenging then-Fox News personality Megyn Kelly following her aggressive questioning of Mr. Trump during a 2015 candidate debate.

The video went viral — and many more were to follow. In the meantime, Diamond and Silk continue to support the president in no uncertain terms through personal appearances, social media and YouTube. They have since joined the cast of Fox Nation, the on-demand streaming service launched by Fox News last year.

“Diamond and Silk’s defiance of the orthodoxies of their community and ability to articulate the views of a broad, Reaganesque coalition, make them two of the most powerful women in America today. Coming on the threshold of what promises to be the most acrimonious presidential election in history, their book will serve as a rallying cry for a smoldering swath of the citizenry pushed to the brink by the impeachment of the president,” the advance notes say.

The sisters are poised for their next phase of public life.

“We are humbled by the opportunity to write a book for such a time as this. We hope it gives voice to the voiceless, remembers the forgotten, and redeems the irredeemable. From the shadows of darkness to the light of truth, we will walk you through our personal journey, from the bottom to the uprising,” they said in a statement.

• Jennifer Harper can be reached at jharper@washingtontimes.com.

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