NEW YORK (CNN) -
Martha Stewart has written to about 100 friends and acquaintances asking them to write on her behalf to the judge who will determine her sentencing, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
"If you would be so kind to write such a letter, please include your opinion of my character, my work ethic, my integrity and my probity," Stewart wrote.
"If possible, include any memorable experiences you have had with me to explain the basis of any expressed opinion(s)."
The full letter is posted on gawker.com, according to the source, who confirmed its authenticity.
U.S. District Court Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum is scheduled to sentence Stewart on June 17.
Legal experts say Stewart faces between 10 and 18 months in prison for her conviction on four charges -- obstruction of justice, conspiracy and two counts of lying to federal investigators about her sale of ImClone (IMCL: Research, Estimates) stock.
Stewart spokesperson George Sard said, "It is standard practice in the sentencing process to explain to people who have expressed interest in writing letters of support how to go about doing it."
Separately, Martha Stewart Living magazine Wednesday was selected as a finalist for the prestigious National Magazine Award in the categories of General Excellence and photography.