Thursday, November 8, 2012

Guest Post and Giveaway: Morrie Richfield

I am pleased to welcome Morrie Richfield, author of Mr. Breeze, who is here today to discuss his novel and the reasons behind the fact it has no chapters, which is an interesting and different concept.  Take a look:


MR. BREEZE (the title is inspired by a song by the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd) follows the increasingly amazing experiences of freelance photojournalist Michael Ryan as he hears of stories about a man named Zack, who can seemingly perform inhuman feats that could be called miraculous. Ryan eventually meets Zack and becomes, at Zack's insistence, Zack's messenger. Along the way, a dog named Rover, who also possesses otherworldly powers, joins Zack and Ryan in their adventures, which include a remarkable visit to the Centers for Disease Control, in Atlanta, in search of a cure for AIDS.

The secret of who Zack is and why he has chosen Ryan to tell his story to the world forms the surprising and moving climax to the book.

And there is a MR. BREEZE sequel in the works, Richfield notes. The working title is REVELATION: THE RETURN OF MR. BREEZE. “The second book is about how we take that message (from the first book) and what we do with it.” In the meantime, Richfield hopes that readers of MR. BREEZE find the storytelling compelling. I also would like them to be entertained and to want to tell others about it. If they come away wanting to be a better human being, that would be a huge plus.”

The Story Behind Mr. Breeze

It was near the end of 2009 I was going through a very painful divorce and fighting for joint custody of my twin sons. My business had yet to recover from the loss of customers due to the financial crisis and whenever I turned on the news or read the newspaper all I saw was more bad news. It seemed that the world was in a very bad place and I began to think about what our maker would think if he or she was to suddenly appear before us.

I asked my assistant to buy me a computer and I decided that I would write something just to keep my mind off what was going on in my own life. I had been writing since I was fourteen years old and I never thought when I sat down on January 1st, 2010 that Mr. Breeze would turn out the way it did nor did I think it would end up being a novel.

I used no notes I just wrote what came out of my head. People have asked why no chapters. There are no chapters because I don’t think in chapters. I woke up every morning at four and I wrote with my dogs and my cat sitting on the floor keeping me company. On October 30 2010 I finished what would become Mr. Breeze. As I write the sequel I find myself looking back at what I wrote over two years ago and I sometimes wonder where my mind must have been that day.

About the Author: Morrie Richfield lives in Pennsylvania with his two sons, his dogs and his cat. He is working on his next novel, and he still dreams that someday the world will be a better place for all of us to live. His latest book is the inspirational novel, Mr. Breeze. Visit his website at www.mrbreezethenovel.com.

About the Book: MR. BREEZE (the title is inspired by a song by the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd) follows the increasingly amazing experiences of freelance photojournalist Michael Ryan as he hears of stories about a man named Zack, who can seemingly perform inhuman feats that could be called miraculous. Ryan eventually meets Zack and becomes, at Zack’s insistence, Zack’s messenger. Along the way, a dog named Rover, who also possesses otherworldly powers, joins Zack and Ryan in their adventures, which include a remarkable visit to the Centers for Disease Control, in Atlanta, in search of a cure for AIDS. The secret of who Zack is and why he has chosen Ryan to tell his story to the world forms the surprising and moving climax to the book.




Giveaway

 a Rafflecopter giveaway


3 comments:

  1. Thank you for having me here and I hope everyone enjoys reading Mr. Breeze, and stay tuned for Mr. Breeze the film!

    ReplyDelete
  2. i think the world would be a much better place if there were no racism, prejudice, or hate

    kmichellec87(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  3. Well, this sounds entirely different! Thanks for featuring it!

    ReplyDelete