During his long commute to work, Lee Doty (BS ’93) took advantage of his hours on the train to write his first novel, Out of the Black, which topped the Amazon.com 2011 sales rankings for fantasy/sci-fi on the Kindle and was a 2009 Independent Publisher Book Awards thriller semifinalist. The book was originally published print-on-demand, but when Doty formatted the book for e-readers, it jumped from 20 sales a month into the thousands.
Doty’s career as a software engineer at an international investment bank influences his fiction. He likes to speculate where technology and society are going. Out of the Black is an amalgam of cop thriller, science fiction, and fantasy.
With so much success and still a long commute, Doty is busy on his next novel.