My cousin is an extraordinary little girl from an extraordinary family. She was featured last Christmas on NBC Nightly News.
I have discussed with her about writing a book about their story because it needs to be told and people need to read about it. I write pretty well but don't have a publishing background and they don't have anyone seeking their story rights.
I was thinking about offering to write the book on spec optioning their rights on spec for something like 6 months and then we would each receive half of the profits of the book.
Does anyone have any experience writing books in this situation? Does this seem like a fair deal on both sides?