Convicted murderer Amanda Knox has been meeting with Italian elected official Rocco Girlanda, who now says he's writing a book about her, a representative for Knox's parents said.
Among the book's reported revelations: Knox, 23, dreams of adopting children someday.
"We knew that Girlanda had been meeting with her in prison, but he's never spoken with Amanda's family or her lawyers, that we are aware of, specifically about a book," said David Marriott, a Seattle public relations specialist the Knox family hired. "The family has no idea what this book is going to say."
Knox was convicted in December of last year of killing her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, whose throat was slashed. Knox was a University of Washington student who went to Italy to study but ended up being the focus of one of Europe's most salacious trials. She was sentenced to 26 years. Her former Italian boyfriend was also convicted and is serving time.
Marriott said that it's unclear if Girlanda took written notes during his prison visits with Knox or if the interviews were recorded. "We're assuming it's going to be an accurate reflection of conversations she's had with him," he said.
According to The Guardian newspaper: "Everything grew from a desire to get to know an American girl, the same age as one of my daughters, who has found herself to be living in the most dramatic experience of her life," Girlanda writes.
Knox's father is in Italy now and visited his daughter last Wednesday, Marriott said. "I assume he's going to ask her what she told Girlanda," he said.