Author produces debut novel on Blackberry

Helen Clifford, 15 Nov 2012 11:49

A Scottish woman produced her debut novel on her Blackberry during her daily commute from Ayrshire and Glasgow.
As the Daily Record reports, Dr Sharon Baillie typed up 'Magenta Opium' from the tiny keyboard of her mobile phone over a six-month period while taking the train to work.
The 38-year-old then saw her story picked up by the American ebook publisher New Libri, with the novel now available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
As the title suggests, the plot is centred on drugs with a young scientist making a new discovery in a tale set to promise an exciting blend of kidnapping, piracy and "extreme tattooing".
Dr Baillie, who holds a PhD in science, told the news provider: "Everyone else on the train was reading books. I just thought I could spend my time in a more valuable way."
She currently resides on the west coast of Scotland with her husband and two children and counts 'Perfume' by Patrick Suskind among her favourite books.

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