Vanessa Williams to write motivational book

Last Updated: Apr 21, 2011, 12:27 PM IST

London: Singer-actress Vanessa Williams is writing a motivational book for women with her mother.

The "Desperate Housewives" star has signed a deal with Gotham Books to write about family, fear, success and loss and she`s enlisted her mother, Helen Tinch Williams, to help, reports Williams` mother is a retired, award-winning music teacher.

The book, which is yet untitled, is slated for a 2012 release.