Thursday, October 11, 2018

My Wonderful Wobbly Life by Charles Irwin

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/ gift card. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

What are your favorite TV shows?

The ones without sound or picture.

What is your favorite meal?

The last one I had!

If you were to write a series of novels, what would it be about?

Love, Light and Laughter, three things that make life worth living. There is scope within those words, which would allow for a very broad brush to be wielded over the plots and characters developed in them. Find out what they are about in 2058, the timing for my sequel to “My Wonderful Wobbly Life”.

Is there a writer you idolize? If so who?

My Chickadee, who has been my partner/wife for the past fourteen years is a retired teacher of English and Drama. During the time we have been together I have learned (nearly), how to communicate using the written word with correct English Grammar, to get my message to the readers. Apart from that, I idolize her because she puts up with me and laughs with me.

How did you come up for the title of this book?

It was suggested by a friend, who is also a writer. It struck the right chord with me so now I have a web page Have a look.

Having survived quite a few birthdays and had some interesting experiences, I wrote them down. That's how "My Wonderful Wobbly Life" was conceived. It was nearly born in 2004, but decided to hang on until 2018 to become 'Born again' Alleluia!!!!

Read an Excerpt:

When they told my mother her little Bobby had brain damage and was a cripple, can you imagine how she felt? According to her, devastated!

The way home from the hospital led to one of London’s bridges across the River Thames. She stopped halfway across with the intention of SPLASH!!! End of story for both of us. She hesitated. The thought of a man crippled by polio, who had succeeded despite his disability and become President of America, came into her mind. She walked on thinking, if F.D. Roosevelt can succeed, so can my Bobby!

When my father arrived home that afternoon my mother was on her hands and knees scrubbing the kitchen floor, filling the bucket with her tears.

“What’s the matter Peg?”

“Oh Bert! our little Bobby’s a CRIPPLE!”

“Well Peg, even if he is, there is one thing we are not going to do. We are not going to be ashamed and hide him away. He will come everywhere with us.”

He was as good as his word. I went everywhere with them when I was young and have fantastic memories of fun times. One of my favourites was being at a dance hall, possibly the Wimbledon Palais de Dance. I could not have been older than three or four, but I distinctly remember my father dancing around the dance-floor with me standing on his feet. It made me feel so proud and grown-up and I was then content to sit and watch for the rest of the evening. He was a real Yorkshireman, proud of me, his son.

About the Author:
Charles was born in London U.K. in 1932. During his birth the forceps slipped, resulting in brain damage to the motor control nerves of his right side and causing total body spasticity. However, his intellect was not damaged. Throughout his life the two adversaries, controllable brain and semi-controllable body, always needed to be balanced. After several years of work and study he became a Chartered Production Engineer. In 1971 he emigrated to Australia and became a senior examiner in the Australian Patent office. This autobiography illustrates the rhyme: “He started to sing as he tackled the thing, That couldn’t be done - but he DID IT!” Charles chronicles his journey from useless to useful, with humour and joie de vie. He pays tribute to friends who only gave him help when it was asked for. At a young age he recognized his psychic abilities and, by using lessons at the end of each chapter, shares some insights with readers


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  1. Congrats on this tour and thank for the opportunity to read about another great book out there to read. It helps out so I can find books I know my family will enjoy reading. Thanks as well for the giveaway.

  2. I'm looking forward to to reading this book!

  3. “Raining Books?” Wow! A very strong umbrella would be needed for shelter if they were hard cover books. As my book is in ‘eBook’ and ‘paper back’ format I feel that your hardy readers will not require any protecting from them. Thank you “Raining Books” for extracting mine from the rain cloud and letting it rain on the tour parade!
    To your readers, I am sad to say, being new to book touring my camping skills need relearning. First clanger I dropped was arranging the sale price for any buyer from your site. I got it wrong but have now arranged for 100% discount for eBook by using code R3MU45 and 50% discount for print by using code 2AQEVE. To accept this offer, visit my web page and use the ‘Buy now’ buttons on the ‘About me’ page. Blessed Be.

  4. I can tell you have a sense of humor from your little interview. I love that.

  5. A fun interview. So, not into TV I see.

  6. The answer for favorite meal is very practical!



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