”The Living Wills” by Brendan Sullivan and Rick Kaempfer (2011, Eckhartz Press) is a novel that has received great reviews from critics and readers alike.
”Rollicking and real on so many levels…”
- Rick Kogan
”Rich with emotion and local (Chicago) detail, ‘The Living Wills’ is a story that stayed with me long after I had closed the book.”
- Megan Renehan
Windy City Reviews
”It brings to life ‘the city of broad shoulders’ and makes me homesick.”
- William Petersen
Chicago-bred film/TV/stage actor
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
The Living Wills
Gina is on the run from a bad relationship, with her young daughter in tow. Reed and Lucy are trying to move on after the tragic loss of their only son. And Peter is a young man grappling with the reappearance of the father that left him years ago. Can one man, in spite of himself, bring healing and hope to these good people? Everything is connected. And not always in the ways you might expect in this story told with warmth, humor and surprises. One man’s brave decision has ripple effects that have lasted a lifetime.
For years, clients and colleagues had suggested that Brendan Sullivan ‘write the book’ about collaborative creativity. They meant a non-fiction business book. Brendan decided to instead write a novel using the techniques that he uses in his programs. In essence, he decided to show them, not tell them.
Brendan and his writing partner, Rick Kaempfer, deliberately used the techniques of collaborative creativity (improvisation, brainstorming, mind mapping, other ideation tools) to create the characters, plot lines and content of a powerful, contemporary American novel.
The authors are available to speak about their collaborative writing process to your corporate group, writers’ conference, book club, etc. Contact Brendan for more details.