Gabriel Farago

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Gabriel Farago is the international, bestselling and award-winning Australian author of the Jack Rogan mysteries and thrillers series for the thinking reader.

As a lawyer with a passion for history and archaeology, Gabriel Farago had to wait for many years before being able to pursue another passion—writing—in earnest. However, his love of books and storytelling started long before that.

‘I remember as a young boy reading biographies and history books with a torch under the bed covers,’ he recalls, ‘and then writing stories about archaeologists and explorers the next day, instead of doing homework. Whilst I regularly got into trouble for this, I believe we can only do well in our endeavours if we are passionate about the things we love; for me, writing has become a passion.’

Born in Budapest, Gabriel grew up in post-War Europe, and after fleeing Hungary with his parents during the Revolution in 56, he went to school in Austria before arriving in Australia as a teenager. This allowed him to become multi-lingual and feel ‘at home’ in different countries and diverse cultures.

Shaped by a long legal career and experiences spanning several decades and continents, his is a mature voice that speaks in many tongues.Gabriel holds degrees in literature and law, speaks several languages and takes research and authenticity very seriously. Inquisitive by nature, he studied Egyptology and learned to read the hieroglyphs. He travels extensively and visits all of the locations mentioned in his books.

‘I try to weave fact and fiction into a seamless storyline,’ he explains. ‘By blurring the boundaries between the two, the reader is never quite sure where one ends, and the other begins. This is of course quite deliberate as it creates the illusion of authenticity and reality in a work that is pure fiction. A successful work of fiction is a balancing act: reality must rub shoulders with imagination in a way that is both entertaining and plausible.’

Gabriel lives in the Blue Mountains in Australia just outside Sydney, surrounded by a World Heritage National Park. ‘The beauty and solitude of this unique environment,’ he points out, ‘give me inspiration and the energy to weave my thoughts and ideas into stories which, I sincerely hope, will in turn entertain and inspire my readers.’

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy;
For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemmingway;
East of Eden; by John Steinbeck;
Paradise Lost; by John Milton;
To Kill a Mockingbird; by Lee Harper;
The River God; Wilbur Smith
The reason I love these books is this: they are totally original, brilliantly written, inspirational and therefore timeless. For a writer like me who is always striving for excellence, they are shining examples of what can be...
What do you read for pleasure?
Not surprisingly, I love reading thrillers. Perhaps this has something to do with wanting to find out what the ‘competition’ is up to...
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Historical Thrillers for the Thinking Reader
If you like historical thrillers, excitement, mystery and suspense, if you enjoy exotic settings, colourful characters and fast-paced action, if you like to learn about interesting, well-researched subjects that tease your intellect and imagination, then please come with me, step inside, and I will show you my world; the world of the storyteller. Shaped by a long legal career and experiences spanning several decades and continents, mine is a mature voice that speaks in many tongues.

The Hidden Genes of Professor K [Official Trailer] A Medical Mystery Thriller
Cutting-edge medical research meets the ruthless, dangerous world of pharmaceutical empire billionaires, where unbridled ambition and greed threaten to destroy the dreams of a visionary scientist with the power to change the future of medicine, and the journey of man.

The Hidden Genes of Professor K: A Future To Look Forward To...
The Hidden Genes of Professor K was inspired by, and is dedicated to, the many talented scientists who work at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, in Sydney. In awe of nature, but not seduced by its beauty, or cowed by its terror, they are always on the lookout for inspired ideas to improve the journey of man.

Books

The Hidden Genes of Professor K
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 173,760. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A dark, disturbing and nail-biting medical mystery thriller. Cutting-edge medical research meets the ruthless, dangerous world of pharmaceutical empire billionaires, where unbridled ambition and greed threaten to destroy the dreams of a visionary scientist with the power to change the future of medicine, and the journey of man.
The Forgotten Painting
Price: Free! Words: 30,210. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A historical mystery thriller novella When celebrated author Jack Rogan stumbles upon a hidden diary, he can’t resist investigating. Honouring the last wish of a dying friend, he is irresistibly drawn into a web of intriguing clues, hinting at a long forgotten treasure.
The Disappearance of Anna Popov: A dark page-turning psychological thriller
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 124,520. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
A page-turner that will keep you up all night; wanting more! When Jack Rogan stumbles on a mysterious clue pointing to the disappearance of two girls, he can't resist investigating. Soon. Rogan and his friends enter the dangerous world of an outlaw bikie gang ruled by a cruel, evil master without fear. Will Rogan succeed, or will the forces of evil crush a desperate mother's hopes and dreams?
The Empress Holds the Key
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 141,720. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Religious
A nail-biting ride through history that will have you glued to the edge of your seat! An old photograph hints at dark secrets reaching back to ancient Egypt and reignites a deadly quest for a holy relic. What is this dark secret so feared by the Vatican? Will truth and justice succeed, or will pious fanatics foil this quest which could destroy their Church and challenge Christianity itself?
Going It Alone: Why Just Writing Your Book Is Not Enough! A Personal Guide To Self-Publishing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,580. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Becoming a self-published author doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It is a journey of discovery, with highs and lows, many challenges – sometimes disappointments – but also triumphs and success. Self-published international thriller author, Gabriel Farago, shares his journey to demystify self-publishing, and provides a practical guide to help you understand this complex, and often misunderstood subject
Letters From The Attic: Step Behind the Scenes of the 'Jack Rogan Mysteries'
Price: Free! Words: 16,300. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
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What goes on in the mind of a thriller writer? Where do authors draw their inspiration from? What you always wanted to know ... Step behind the scenes of the Jack Rogan Mysteries and discover the intriguing world of an international historical thriller writer.

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