By Kate Ward
January 22, 2009 at 12:00 PM EST

Actor-dancer-singer Patrick Swayze will soon be able to add “author” to his list of credentials. Sources say The Beast star — who is currently undergoing a very public battle with pancreatic cancer — will be taking offers next week for a book co-written with his wife, Lisa. No word yet on what the book will focus on or when it will hit bookstands, but it’s rumored to be an inspirational-type tome.

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