Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland is not sitting on his hands while serving six years in the big house for fraud, instead he is writing a memoir about the doomed festival.
According to a report by New York Magazine, McFarland’s girlfriend, Russian model Anastasia Ermenko, said he was writing a book titled Promythus: The God of Fyre.
Ermenko emailed freelance editor Josh Raab with the news in the hope of signing him up to ghost write the book.
“Last month 2 documentaries came out about the FYRE FESTIVAL but unfortunately both misrepresented the real events and Billy would like to share his story,” she wrote.
Raab then spoke to both McFarland and Ermenko, who hinted that they wanted to publish the book before the “next events take place”.
“Putting in terms of Wolf of Wall Street, the Festival will not be a one and done event — it’s happening again, so the original story will lose the potential to be told and set the stage if it’s not done before the next events take place,” McFarland wrote in an email.
McFarland claimed in his emails he’s been struggling to “fully come to terms with” the number of people adversely affected by the collapse of the festival.
The book, which was going to be 800 handwritten pages by McFarland from prison, would help him financially as he owes US$26 million in restitution to investors.