Feature on Mickey J Corrigan & Me Go Mango

  This week's Feature on Author is on Mickey J Corrigan. She has a new book out, Me Go Mango.

Originally from Boston, Mickey J. Corrigan writes tropical noir with a dark humor. Novels include Project XX about a school shooting (Salt Publishing, UK, 2017) and What I Did for Love, a spoof of Lolita (Bloodhound Books, UK, 2019).

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Q: Do you think someone can be a writer if they don't feel emotions strongly?

A:  Of course. Who's to say just how strongly people feel their emotions anyway? Some people show their emotions, others do not—but this does not mean they cannot feel anything.

I would guess there are many authors who appear unemotional but can write beautifully about situations and characters that make others laugh, cry, become angry, or feel something else: shock, terror, optimism, wonderment. Writing is a craft, it's a talent you hone and hone, practicing and perfecting until you can help readers to see and hear, smell and feel what it is you wish to share with them. How strongly they—or you—feel is, I believe, unknowable.

Q: Describe an early experience where you learned that language has power.

A: I learned to read when my older brother was being tutored by my parents. I picked it up quickly, just by being in the room. But he had a learning disorder and could not see the words on the page like I did, or like other people do. His brain would reverse the letters and the words, making it almost impossible for him to read. His dyslexia went undiagnosed until he was in the fifth or sixth grade. In the meantime, he hated reading (understandably) and school (of course), and was often angry and frustrated. I took to hiding from his outbursts in my beloved books. I traveled in my imagination, I escaped because I had access to worlds he did not. My ability to read gave me that kind of power. Language provided me, and anyone who could read—or write, I soon discovered—with power.

Q: As a writer, what would you choose for your sprit animal?

A: A worker bee. I'd love to say a queen bee, but I'm not. I'm a worker, head down, stinger ready to defend the colony.

Tell us about your book:

Me Go Mango is actually two novellas which my publisher decided to re-release together as a single book. The two novellas are: 1. Me Go Mango; and 2. Dream Job.

Me Go Mango features a rollicking reunion of four college girlfriends who are dealing with a variety of midlife crises. They meet in small town Vermont for a weekend of secrets spilled like wine and issues needing to be resolved. A hot chef at a nearby restaurant provides some steam.

Dream Job has been called strange and bizarre, with good reason. After Adrianna starts her new job at a weird software company called DreamCorp International, she begins to have starkly realistic dreams. Some feature her sexy and mysterious boss, others feel like dangerous stalkings by an old boyfriend. Then her boss instructs her to get in the rooftop hot tub for a software demo…

Both novellas are quick reads so I won't say more. But there's humor, romance, and some unpredictable twists in each story. Hopefully, readers will enjoy them.



Me Go Mango Anthology: Two Women Find Their Bad Selves 

Two novellas in one fun anthology: a group of college friends revisit their past, and a young woman gets a job that launches her into a very surprising future. Who doesn’t want a chance to rewrite their past?

Erin Monahan reformed her bad girl ways, only to discover the good girl act can’t save her marriage. Hiding out in a love hotel with a bottle of Two Buck Chuck, she calls for reinforcements. Her college friends organize a weekend reunion in small town Vermont.

Ellen has money from suspicious sources. Maggie seems perfect, but she's got a big dark secret. And Sandy's a mess—plus she's hiding something. When Ellen proposes the four of them go in on a business venture, a retreat for middle-aged bad girls, Erin thinks she’s crazy.

Then Erin meets Roberto, a hot Cuban chef. Soon she decides she doesn’t want the mango to end.

After Adrianna sleeps with her hunky boss, she has to face him every day at the office. She has to test the company’s software with him in the office hot tub. She has to ignore the fact that she’s fallen madly in love with him—but is her infatuation only a dream?

To make Adrianna's life in tropical Florida even more confusing, Davis, a geeky guy from her past, is stalking her—but only in the murky dream world they appear to share.

Something strange is happening to Adrianna. And it’s making her wonder about her dreams. Could it be that dreams are the entry way to another world? A real world? A hyperreal world?

Available from Amazon and Champagne Books.


  1. Great cover. Thank you for sharing these about yourself. Congratulations on the new book

    1. Thanks! The artist did a great job on the cover. It was tricky with 2 different stories, but she captured the essence of each and their thematic overlap.

  2. This book sounds great, I've been seeing it around the net today. Good luck to her for the book launch!

    1. Oooh, so glad to hear you've been seeing it around! Thanks for your comments.

  3. I like the sound of this story.

  4. I must have both books. The rethought Lolita and the life changing Mango!

    1. Thank you, Elizabeth. Let me know what you think of them...

  5. I do like novellas sometimes. It's nice to read something quickly.

    1. The two books in one are both fast reads. Hope you like them.


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