By Jen Heger - Radar Assistant Managing Editor
Casey Anthony has been keeping a journal ever since her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, disappeared and was later found dead and hopes to turn the contents into a best seller book, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
"Casey has been keeping a journal and spends the majority of her days now writing," a source close to the situation tells RadarOnline.com. "She has also been spending a lot of time going through her past journal entries and including excerpts that she wants included in a book that she wants to write.
“Make no mistake, Casey will absolutely be releasing a book, it's just a matter of time. Casey feels this is the only way that she can get her story out and she feels that the public wants to hear from her. It's unlikely that Casey will have to submit a book proposal and her lawyer, Cheney Mason, has been in discussions with several different publishers, although the response from most has been lukewarm at best.
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“The big publishing houses fear the backlash from the public and aren't lining up to sign Casey. However, she isn't concerned about it and Casey feels that she will be able to find a publisher.
'Look, Casey has got bills to pay, she has to pay her lawyers. She has been unable to work for the past year, and she is counting on the book deal to not only set the record straight, but to give her much needed cash infusion."
Meanwhile, Anthony's one-time attorney, Jose Baez, is releasing his book, Presumed Guilty, next month through Ben Bella, the same publisher that John Edwards' mistress, Rielle Hunter, used for her current tell-all.
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As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Baez has said that Anthony won't be profiting or getting any money from his book.
Anthony sort of broke her silence last week when she spoke briefly to CNN's Piers Morgan. The infamous “Tot Mom” spoke to Morgan on the telephone for ten minutes, and the Brit subsequently shared her comments with his viewers. "If anything, there's nothing in this world I've ever been more proud of and there's no one I loved more than my daughter," Morgan recounted Casey saying, going on to say she called Caylee her "greatest accomplishment." Casey also told Morgan that she's "ashamed in many ways" of her former behavior, but at 26 -- and having "gone through hell" -- she's matured.
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Anthony was acquitted of murdering her daughter, but was convicted of several misdemeanor charges of lying to law enforcement.
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