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Mom Writes Novel on Her Blackberry Phone – Wins Book Deal

by Bryan Thomas Schmidt 

The Kickdown Girls

After a ‘bet’ with her 14-year-old daughter Lorra, Georgina Campbell wrote all 55,600  words of her first novel on her BlackBerry smartphone. As soon as she started writing  on her BlackBerry she became ‘immersed’ in the task, and poured out 200 pages in four months.

The end result,  The  Kickdown Girls about a group of  girls growing up in south London, has now been published by Memoir Books per an article on Described as a gritty thriller, it may be one of the first novels composed entirely on the Blackberry memopad app, which is ordinarily used for shopping and to-do lists or small memos.

Miss Campbell, a former chef at  the US Embassy in London and the  trendy Beach Blanket Babylon bar in Notting  Hill used the Blackberry because it was something she had with her all the time and could use anywhere.

“I was writing on the train, on breaks at  work, waiting for a bus, having a bath, when I was walking around – anywhere,” Campbell says. “It completely took over my life – all I  thought about morning to night was writing the book.”

On sale through Amazon,  The  Kickdown Girls can be  bought at booksellers including WH Smith, Waterstones and Barnes and  Noble.

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To read our previous article about fantasy writer Peter V. Brett, who created his novel on an IPad during subway rides, check out:

Bryan Thomas Schmidt is an author and editor of adult and children’s science fiction, fantasy and humor books, short stories and articles. A frequent contributor to blogs like SFSignalAdventures In SF PublishingGrasping For The Wind and To Be Read, he also hosts Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer’s Chat under the hashtag #sffwrtcht on Twitter and blogs about writing and creativity on his own blog at Connect With Bryan On Google+

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