| GEO World|
| Rice turns author|
| Updated at: 1525 PST, Thursday, February 26, 2009|
WASHINGTON: Former US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, has signed a $2.5-million deal to write a trilogy that will chart her rise from a segregated neighbourhood in Alabama to the top ranks of the White House.
The 54-year-old Rice's yet untitled first book will be a memoir of her years in the Bush administration.
“Ms Rice will combine candid narrative and acute analysis to tell the story of her time in the White House and as top diplomat of US and her role in protecting American security and shaping foreign policy during the extraordinary period from 2001-2009,” a statement issued by the publishers said.
Sources inside the publishing house told the newspapers that the deal is worth at least $2.5 million, with the first book scheduled to appear in the markets in 2011. The second book will be about her family, scheduled for a 2012 release.