Juror B37 in the George Zimmerman trial signed (along with her attorney husband) with literary agent and Martin Literary Management president Sharlene Martin.
UPDATE: Juror B37 has dropped her plans to write a book.
CNN’s Anderson Cooper interviewed Juror B37 on his show. TVNewser has more about the context behind the interview.
Along with the other jurors, Juror B37 found Zimmerman not guilty in the controversial trial.
Literary agent Martin had this statement when the juror initially signed with her agency:
My hope is that people will read Juror B37’s book, written with her attorney husband, and understand the commitment it takes to serve and be sequestered on a jury in a highly publicized murder trial and how important, despite one’s personal viewpoints, it is to follow the letter of the law. It could open a whole new dialogue about laws that may need to be revised and revamped to suit a 21st century way of life. The reader will also learn why the jurors had no option but to find Zimmerman Not Guilty due to the manner in which he was charged and the content of the jury instructions.
The juror has chosen to remain anonymous at this point. Gawker shared the juror’s courtroom interview with attorneys as she was be considered for the jury.
According to the literary agency, “it is not known whether they will participate in any media at this time or decide to reveal their identities given the sensitivity of the verdict and the outpouring of mixed reactions by the American public.” The juror contacted Martin on Sunday, “referred by a high ranking producer at one of the morning shows.”
Martin has represented a number of clients in the media spotlight, including Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue by SEAL Team Six, Honor Bound by Raffaele Sollecito and the upcoming Picture Perfect: The Jodi Arias Story by Shanna Hogan.
Editor’s Note: This post has been updated as the story evolved.