Farrell McNulty


Farrell McNulty, the last of four children born in 1963 to Irish immigrant parents, was raised in the Chicagoland area where he still resides. Over the years, he'd dabbled in community theater, but his heart belongs to the written word. He came up with the idea for his first novel, "A Cracked Egg" in the early 1990s, influenced by soap operas and John Waters films as well as British television.

He is presently working on his second novel.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on the south side of Chicago, in an Irish Catholic community, which mostly influenced the character of Jimmy Quinn. My ill-at-ease, awkward feelings of attending mass every week also played a part in how Jimmy and Bruce felt when they were attending services at this church of theirs. When I read "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up" a long time ago, I thought something was a bit amiss. I thought it was a bit too light, that it didn't reflect any thoughts or reactions I had growing up in the same atmosphere, which, trust me, wasn't my idea. As a child, you really can't choose the religion or neighbors or teachers that had been foisted upon you.
When did you first start writing?
In childhood. Back then my favorite thing about school was when we wrote compositions. Sometimes I would try to write something light It was sort of foisted upon Catholic schoolchildren to write cute, light material which was considerably different from some of the tv shows and albums I was gleefully exposed to - such as Monty Python, Mary Hartman, Maude, George Carlin, Lenny Bruce, Cheech & Chong, etc.
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Where to find Farrell McNulty online

Twitter: @LarryBirdWeaver
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A Cracked Egg
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 145,930. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A Cracked Egg is the story of a man who appears to have everything, yet feels he has nothing. He decides an affair with a woman he meets at a train station would be just the thing for him. Little does he realize a chance meeting with her would expose him to a chain of unforseeable events which would bring about a complete spiritual awakening.

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