Breeze is part rebel, part knight in rusty armor, and every ounce his own man. He’s a rugged, reclusive Florida boat bum, living on the outer edges of society. He’s on the run from his past, but that doesn’t stop him from growing dope on one island and brewing rum on another.
Trouble finds him, no matter how far off the grid he goes. He has a knack for getting out of predicaments, mostly of his own making. The women come and go. Breeze is the new anti-hero of Florida Fiction.
Readers are loving this new series. The reviews have been excellent. Click the links above or see all of my books at my Amazon Author Page:
This is a work of fiction. Real people and actual places are used fictitiously. Although some of the events described are loosely based on my true life experience, they are mostly products of my imagination.
I leave it to the reader to sort out truth from fiction.
Here is the working synopsis:
Be introduced to a new anti-hero. Meade Breeze lives on the far outskirts of society with no visible means of support. He survives on his wits and a meager income derived from selling home-grown dope to suburban housewives and home-brewed rum to bums in the park.
He’s also on the run from his past misdeeds. He fears it will all catch up with him someday, so he stays on the move aboard his classic trawler. Explore the Gulf Coast Islands and the Florida Keys with Breeze, but keep one eye over your shoulder.
The plot is outlined and the story is mostly finished in my head. I’ve completed several chapters and I like where it’s going.
Feels good to sit down and write. Look for the finished product in a few months. Look out Randy Wayne White.
That’s a song lyric from my favorite singer/songwriter Jim Morris. Jim is a longtime friend of Randy Wayne White, my favorite Florida novelist. Since moving to Florida Jim and I have become friends. Jim knew Randy before he became a famous, successful writer. They used to fish and drink together when Randy was a fishing guide. I’m honored to call Jim Morris my friend, though I’ve yet to actually meet Randy. I have to settle for good food and drinks at one of his restaurants, Doc Ford’s Rum Bar (Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Island).
The series of Doc Ford books by Randy W. White are set in southwest Florida. Doc lives in a converted fishing shack in Dinkin’s Bay on Sanibel Island. In real life that beautiful body of water is called Tarpon Bay. We’ve visited there a few times, both by land and sea. Doc’s shack is located in/near a marina, which makes for an interesting cast of characters.
Doc had a shadowy past as some sort of deep, dark agent of the government. His skills come in handy from time to time as he encounters bad guys of all types. His life now is as a marine biologist, but that doesn’t prevent him from finding trouble in his travels. Curiously, even though Doc is a serious and straight-laced man, his best friend is a dope smoking, hippie guru. The scenes, the characters and the plots are all very original and unique.
There are 21 Doc Ford novels in print now, with the most recent being Bone Deep. The NY Times calls it a stunning new thriller.
All these have been highly successful, New York Times Bestsellers. Any are good as a stand alone read, but I’ve found a link that arranges them in chronological order if you wish to read them in order.
If you haven’t yet discovered the Doc Ford books, you’ve got a lot of catching up to do.