AUTHOR Marian Keyes, who recently claimed baking cakes helped her battle depression, has found a new obsession – Twitter.
The bestselling author, who only recently broke her silence about a crippling two year bout of depression, has gained over 4,000 followers since joining the site on Friday.
She has taken to the social media site with great enthusiasm and thanked fans for the welcome she has received, tweeting “Thank u 4 such warm welcome to twitter! Am SO feeling d love. Want to say sumtim mad witty n funy 4 1st go but performance anxiety...”
The ‘Watermelon’ author received her first tweet from Newstalk presenter Tom Dunne, and she excitedly responded “o tom! ure my 1st ever tweet! only set up me account hour ago! I am so THRILLED. Feck the bins! you tweeted me!”
She posted a newsletter on her website yesterday detailing her new found addiction to the rapidly growing site, which has almost 200 million members. She said “When I woke up on Sunday morning, I felt hungover, I literally actually did. Not from drink mercifully, but from the twitters. And all I wanted to do was start again!”
The Author recently broke her silence on how baking helped her through a severe bout of depression. Through her online newsletter, the first since May 2010, she told fans “I’d started baking cakes because I was so totally unable to do anything else and I found it comforting and it got me through the day.”