Sarah Palin was born February 11, 1964, in Sandpoint, Idaho. Palin is the author of The New York Times best-selling books Going Rogue: An American Life (November 2009), America by Heart (November 2010), and Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas (November 2013). Sarah Palin first made history on December 4, 2006, when she was sworn in as the first female and youngest governor of Alaska. Sarah Louise Heath was tapped as Republican presidential nominee John McCain’s running mate. She is married to Todd Palin. Sarah Palin biography and profile.