Mike Farragher is the author of 6 books, including “The Last Temptation of Mary,” his latest.
He has inspired countless other authors to commit their stories to the pages through a series of virtual workshops. He has led these classes for Monmouth University and Project Write Now.
“When I first started writing books, I used to get a huge charge out of seeing my name splashed on the cover,” Farragher says. “That’s still a thrill, but I now get an even bigger charge seeing my name on page 2 of someone else’s book, when they acknowledge the small part I might have played in helping them get their story out. Publishing my work in various forms has been the adventure of my life, and I love inspiring others to take the plunge!”
Mike’s stories have leapt off the page and onto the stage and screen. He had 2 plays produced off-Broadway at The Manhattan Repertory Theater. You can view those performances on our PLAYS page: https://thisisyourbrainonshamrocks.com/the-plays/
He optioned his “This Is Your Brain on Shamrocks” books for the screen; a pilot episode of a comedy series was produced and won numerous awards at film festivals on either side of the Atlantic, including the prestigious Dublin International Comedy Film Festival.
During the pandemic, he launched LoveLetters Profiles www.lovelettersprofiles.com and CareerLetters www.careerletters.com which helps people craft their dating profiles and career profiles/resumes respectively. The hilarious and heartbreaking stories that came out of hand crafting the dating profiles inspired Mike to write “LoveLetters Profiles,” a dramedy series. The pilot episode script was selected as a finalist in the London International Screenwriting Festival in 2021.
“The Last Temptation of Mary” is a story that has been years in the making, which was also inspired in part by the dating profile writing business. “I don’t recall any biblical stories that put Lucifer and Mary the Mother of Jesus in the same room,” Farragher explains. “The pair of them are the most famous characters in all of religion and literature, and there have been many pop culture treatments of Lucifer over the years. I thought pairing him with The Blessed Mother would be an interesting take. Mary married Joseph in an arranged marriage, as was custom in those times. What if she came back to find love in her own terms, and Lucifer saw an opportunity to get back into heaven if he helped her find that special someone? The idea took off from there.
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