We know what California Democrat BARBARA BOXER will do during the Senate's next filibuster--write her novel, an untitled yarn of politics and romance due next fall from Chronicle Books. Boxer joins a bipartisan band of politicians getting paid for telling tales.
LYNNE CHENEY Known for her kids' books, the Veep's wife also wrote a frontier novel, Sisters, in 1981. But--search the bunker--it's out of print.
NEWT GINGRICH The ex-Speaker's second novel in a series, Grant Comes East, fictionalizes the Civil War. Unlike the man, the books have bipartisan appeal.
JIMMY CARTER With his Revolutionary War book, The Hornet's Nest, Carter became...