CLEVELAND -- Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus will be writing a book about their time in captivity, according to a law firm representing the two girls.
"Our clients have a strong desire for privacy, but it is a reality that confronts them every day," according to the statement from Jones Day. "Gina, Amanda and their families have decided to take control and are now interested in telling the story of what happened to them."
Berry and DeJesus, along with Michelle Knight, were kidnapped by Ariel Castro and held in his Seymour Avenue home for about a decade. It was announced today that Knight will appear on "Dr. Phil" Nov. 4, 5 and 6 to talk about her ordeal and efforts to move forward.
Berry and DeJesus will collaborate with Mary Jordan, a Cleveland native and Pulitzer-prize-winning writer for the Washington Post, and Jordan's husband and Washington Post colleague Kevin Sullivan to write their book.
According to James R. Wooley from Jones Day, "Mary is someone I have known for 25 years. Her brother Pat was my best friend. She is a woman of great integrity and character."
He added: "Now Gina, Amanda and their families want to begin the process of telling this remarkable story -- a story, above all else, about human dignity and human survival. They will be in control."