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.
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.”
Q: Welcome to Beyond the Books, Morrie Richfield. Can we start out by telling us whether you are published for the first time or are you multi-published?
This is my first time.
Q: When you were published for the first time, which route did you go – mainstream, small press, vanity published or self-published and why or how did you choose this route?
I am self published, it was really the only avenue open to me.
Q: How did it make you feel to become published for the first time and how did you celebrate?
It was a 40 year dream come true, and with a dinner!
Q: What was the first thing you did as for as promotion when you were published for the first time?
At first I was unaware of what I could do, now I have PR people on both coasts.
Q: Since you’ve been published, how have you grown as a writer and now a published author?
I think I know the process better now.
Q: What has surprised or amazed you about the publishing industry as a whole?
How many people want to publish books.
Q: What is the most rewarding thing about being a published author?
To have people tell you that your book made them think.
Q: Any final words for writers who dream of being published one day?
Never give up on your dream you never know when it may come true.