The book, about their years of imprisonment and daring escape, will be co-written by
Also on Berry and DeJesus' side is Washington attorney Robert Barnett, who has negotiated book deals for
"Many have told, and continue to tell, this story in ways that are both inaccurate and beyond the control of these young women," Berry and DeJesus' attorney James Wooley told ABC news. Gina, Amanda and their families have decided to take control and are now interested in telling the story of what happened to them."
As young women, Berry and DeJesus -- along with a third woman,
All three women are thought to have kept diaries documenting their experiences in captivity.
Castro pleaded guilty to 937 counts and was sentenced to serve life in prison plus 1,000 years. He was found hanged in his prison cell in September.
Although the AP reports that so far, Barnett has not met with any potential publishers, similar stories of survival from Elizabeth Smart and Jaycee Dugard have been bestsellers.