111WHoustonDead021112_X17crop230-1.jpgCissy Houston, gospel singer and mother of Whitney Houston, is planning to publish a book on her late daughter's life.

Ms. Houston met with publishers in New York this week at the St. Regis Hotel to shop a book deal around about the deceased Grammy winner, who she affectionately calls “Nippy,” after her childhood nickname.

The 78-year-old wants the book to tell the real and definitive story of the pop legend, who died on Feb. 11 in Beverly Hills at the age of 48.

“It’s going to be the bad, it’s going to be the good,” she told one publisher, but it is still unclear just how much Houston is prepared to disclose but she is eager to set straight what she called “lies” about her daughter, after her death.