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Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator whose 11-hour legislative filibuster of an abortion bill gave her instant fame in the Democratic Party, is about to take the next logical step in her political ascent: writing a memoir.

Davis, a candidate for governor in Texas, has signed with Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, to write a book about her personal life and career, the publisher said Thursday.

“Everyone deserves to have a say in their future,” Davis said in a statement. “I hope telling the story of how I went from being a single mom to serving in the Texas state Senate to running for governor will remind others that with the right leadership in government, where you start has nothing to do with how far you go.”

The book will be released in the fall of 2014.