NEW YORK – Christine O’Donnell has lost an election, but gained a book deal.

The Delaware Republican and tea party favorite, defeated in last month’s voting for the U.S. Senate, will offer her take on the campaign and her “frustrations” with the political process, St. Martin’s Press announced Thursday.

Publication is scheduled for August 2011.

Backed by Sarah Palin, O’Donnell was a surprise winner in the GOP primary, but was widely ridiculed for her lack of experience and for past comments, including statements about her youthful interest in witchcraft and her opposition to masturbation.

O’Donnell offered up this statement on Twitter: “The 2010 midterm elections were just the beginning — the first rumblings of a revolution that has not fully erupted. I plan on making my book one of the revolution’s catalysts.”

She’ll “take the reader behind the scenes of her race for the Senate and embody O’Donnell’s identification with America’s frustrations and concerns with the current political climate,” the publisher said in a news release.

On Wednesday, O’Donnell said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” she believes the outcome of her race would have been different if Republicans had united after her upset primary win.

She said there was too much infighting after she beat establishment favorite Rep. Mike Castle in the GOP primary.

Katie Couric to portray herself on ‘Glee’

NEW YORK – CBS News anchor Katie Couric is returning to high school for a guest appearance on the hit Fox television series “Glee.”

A Couric spokesman confirmed Thursday that she is booked for a cameo role on a future episode of the show, which tracks the musical adventures of a high school glee club.

He said Couric will portray herself.

It was unclear whether Couric, who in her own school days was a cheerleader, will be singing or dancing on the episode.

Chuck Norris to become honorary Texas Ranger

GARLAND, Texas – Actor Chuck Norris for years played a Texas Ranger on television. Now he has become one in real life.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry presented the actor and executive director of “Walker, Texas Ranger” with a designation as an honorary member of the famed law enforcement group Thursday.

Ceremonies to honor the 70-year-old martial arts star and entertainment action hero, who is known for doing good and going after bad guys and gals in the long-running TV series, took place at a Texas Rangers office in suburban Dallas. Perry also honored the actor’s younger brother, 59-year-old stunt coordinator and producer Aaron Norris, as an honorary Texas Ranger.

The television show, in which Norris played karate-kicking lawman Cordell Walker, ran on CBS from 1993 to 2001.

Franklin: Surgery successful

NEW YORK – Aretha Franklin says her surgery was “highly successful” and thanks well-wishers for their prayers. In a statement released Thursday, the Queen of Soul said: “God is still in control. I had superb doctors and nurses whom were blessed by all the prayers of the city and the country.”

Franklin did not say what she was being treated for. Last month, the 68-year-old singer announced she was canceling all concert dates and personal appearances through May on the orders of her doctors.