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Saturday, February 05, 2005
A PROFITABLE IMAGINATION
As far as I can tell, this book is not yet available in the US but can be ordered from the UK.
Dragon flies off the shelves for author, 13, in a game of success
A SCHOOLGIRL has become a publishing sensation after her first novel sold 50,000 copies in six weeks. A second print run for Emma Maree Urquhart’s Dragon Tamers* has been ordered.
Emma Maree, 13, from Inverness, wrote about a teenager who is dragged into a virtual reality game involving a dragon. If she dies in the game, she dies in the real world.
She said: “It’s a perfect read for the computer generation. Lots of kids out there like playing computer games and this is taking it to a whole new level. The characters go into the world and experience it for real.
As soon as she had finished the novel, Emma Maree consulted the internet to find a publisher. She sent off her manuscript to several, including Aultbea, which responded immediately.
* When I posted the link, it took you to the listing of the book. I suspect that since the story appeared in the news, that particular book site has been swamped.