Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin Plan To Write Book
Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, parents of Trayvon Martin, intend to write a book about their son, his death, his killer’s trial and more. Sybrina and Tracy met with publishers, accompanied by Jan Miller, their Dallas-based literary agent. Two publishing executives participated in the meeting and described it as somber and moving.
One publishing executive said Mr. Martin and Ms. Fulton spoke eloquently on social issues of race and religion, suggesting that faith could be a central element of the book. Both have openly stated about their faith. After a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin, Sybrina tweeted:
“Lord during my darkest hour I lean on you. You are all that I have. At the end of the day, GOD is still in control. Thank you all for your prayers and support. I will love you forever Trayvon!!! In the name of Jesus!!!”
Sybrina and Tracy told publishers that they have never fully spoken out about what happened, including their experience at the trial of George Zimmerman. The book has the potential to attract major media attention, especially on cable television, which exhaustively covered the fatal shooting and subsequent trial.
Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin are the epitome of dignity and strength. Because of them, a nation fell in love with Trayvon Martin and was educated on the inner workings of the investigation conducted by the Sanford Police Department that failed to gather and preserve certain evidence. That worked to Zimmerman’s advantage during his trial.
Unlike Mark and Sondra Osterman, and Robert Zimmerman Sr. who self-published their books, publishers want to invest in Sybrina’s and Tracy’s book. That makes professional authors, editors and marketing executives available to them, and their contract should also include any rights to screenplays.
The Ostermans’ book, although promoted on programs such as Dr. Phil, was not successful. Some readers refer to it as the “George said” book. Even those supporting Robert Zimmerman Sr’s book criticized its poor writing and editing.
We wish Sybrina and Tracy the best in this endeavor. Trayvon Martin lives in our hearts forever, and having a book written by his parents is one way of making sure that history is never forgotten.