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Welcome to It's Raining Books. What is your favorite part of this book and why?
The protagonist, Jack Weatherlow, informs his wife, Samantha, about certain unexpected intrigues of the game of golf. There are several stories involved, which compliment, but are also enhanced by my own experiences with the game. The stories are comedic interpretations of serious situations. I like those stories inside the larger plot best of all.
If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?
Samantha Weatherlow of course, the female protagonist. I think we might do anything during the day. That’s why I like her. She’s eager, energetic, outspoken, courageous, smart, good looking and she’s French.
If you could have been the author of any book ever written, which book would you choose?
Moby Dick by Herman Melville. The written words are beautiful, the story is incomparably classic in scope, incorporating both fantasy and reality. The stories that are told within the unfolding plot are masterful. The description of characters and settings are all compelling. Melville is a teacher and story teller, my favorite secret mentor.
Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?
My characters are amalgams of people that I have known, me included, but they are different than anyone I have ever known, as well. How would I know anything if I hadn’t experienced something.
What made you want to become a writer?
Childhood experiences with family reunions. The adults made me tell stories. I did as I was told, and now I do as I please.
Read an Excerpt
I often wondered about the finer details which shaped my mother’s journey in life. I imagine that she began her role as a parent as one person, possibly a reluctant person, but still more whole than not and rightly directed for the most part. At some point in time, I presume that she met with an irresolvable division in her conception of that original role or her identity in general. I suspect that the horrific accident that killed my dad’s parents inspired the initial separation. However, I wonder if the imports of that tragedy were simply the last drops of a sinister reagent which had long been burning away the reigns that held her in the middle of the road.
Regardless of the cause, my mother salved her injuries with an anesthetic rather than an antiseptic. She chose relief rather than cure. I don’t suppose that she ever realized there was a difference. Nevertheless, the relief became the food or fuel which energized and promoted the process of her separation. She grew ever closer and more identified with her torment, and she grew evermore distant from her peace. I watched the transformation occur across my young life, such that I found myself more often despised and attacked by the tortured and tormented monster of trauma and tragedy, and less and less nurtured or treasured by the compassionate and caring mother of my imagination.
About the Author:
Lucky Chance is a 346-page soft cover book that addresses some of life’s most thought-provoking and insightful dilemmas and lessons through the lens of Jack Weatherlow. A golfer, husband, and alcoholic in recovery, Jack returns from the brink of destruction, and through his recovery, work, and relationship with his wife, Samantha, he attempts to find the answers to some of life’s most important questions. What do we do when opportunity knocks at our door? Is it fate that brings us together with those we love most? What constitutes a family and what obligations do we have to those around us? Through his relationships and experiences on and off the green, Jack discovers many of life’s lucky chances.
Inspired by his love of golf, business, and storytelling, Welch wrote Lucky Chance to give readers insight into a character he loves, and connect certain apparent similarities in life between obviously different circumstances.
“Lucky Chance is a wonderfully crafted novel, rich with narrative originality, and emotional and philosophical depth,” added Mindy Kuhn, President of Warren Publishing. “It’s a fantastic, unique read for anyone who enjoys reading about sports or love, but also for those looking to delve into the truly intricate and complicated questions of life.”
R.C. Welch holds graduate and post graduate degrees from two universities, and is honorably recognized in various circles of the business world. He is also an accomplished golfer, storyteller and public speaker. Lucky Chance is an expression of his innate and unique gifts. He currently resides in Winston Salem, NC.
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Lucky-Chance-R-C-Welch/dp/1733615849
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