June Steenkamp to release memoir

'Reeva- A Mother's Story' is scheduled for release in November.

Barry and June Steenkamp, parents of Reeva Steenkamp, listen as judgment is handed down in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius at the High Court in Pretoria on 11 September 2014. Picture: Pool.

JOHANNESBURG - Reeva Steenkamp's mother June has announced she will be writing a memoir of her daughter and about her experience during Oscar Pistorius's murder trial.

Reeva - A Mother's Story is scheduled for release in November and is said to be a painfully honest and unflinching account of her daughter's life.

Pistorius was last week found guilty in the North Gauteng High Court of culpable homicide for the 2013 killing of Steenkamp.

The double-amputee has always maintained he fired through the door into the toilet cubicle in the mistaken belief he was defending himself from a burglar.

Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled that the 'Blade Runner' could not be found guilty of murder.

The book's description says the model's mother will talk about what went through her mind as she sat in court during Pistorius's murder trial.

She is also expected to discuss how she is coping with the aftermath of the verdict, which she and her husband Barry have already publicly stated they're unhappy with.

June says her daughter was a beautiful and intelligent woman and she was always so much more than simply someone's girlfriend.

She says the book is her way of ensuring Reeva will not be forgotten.

Speaking in an interview with NBC News after the ruling , June said justice has not been served.

She also said she still doesn't believe Pistorius's version of events.

"I just don't feel this is the right sentence. They believe his story, and I don't believe his story - that's the difference."

Pistorius will return to court for sentencing on 13 October.

Masipa based her culpable homicide decision on the fact Pistorius had acted negligently when he fired four shots from a 9mm pistol into a toilet door in his luxury Pretoria home, killing Steenkamp, who was behind it, almost instantly.

Steenkamp's dramatic death has shattered the image of Pistorius as an embodiment of triumph over adversity for both his Paralympic victories and his success against able-bodied athletes at the 2012 London Olympics.