*Michael Jackson’s mother Katherine has put together a collection of family photographs for a new coffee table book titled, “Never Can Say Goodbye: The Katherine Jackson Archives.

Due this Friday to coincide with the one-year anniversary of Michael’s death, the book features her personal photos of Michael and the family accompanied by her own anecdotes.

“I love looking at photos of my children singing and dancing together, when they looked happy. Not a day goes by I don’t think about Michael,” Katherine told Michael’s former business partner, Marc Schaffel, in a two-hour interview Thursday to promote the book. “It’s hard for me to talk about without getting all choked up. Years will pass by and I’ll still feel the same way.”

She continued: “People with children will understand how I feel when somebody says something ugly about my son, especially when it’s not true. That’s why I’m releasing the book. I’d like him to be remembered as the loving person he was.”

Katherine says she hopes the two-year anniversary of her son’s death in 2011 will be less painful for the family.

“I hope people continue to remember Michael and keep celebrating his legacy,” she said. “I hope that things get better for me in time. His death has already brought the family closer together. I want us to be even more close.”