Thursday, October 10, 2019

Interview with writer R.C. Welch


Today’s special author guest is Richard Christopher Welch (Chris) who is chatting with me about his new novel, Lucky Chance.

During his virtual book tour, Chris will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winner’s choice) gift card to a lucky randomly drawn winner. To be entered for a chance to win, use the form below. To increase your chances of winning, feel free to visit his other tour stops and enter there, too!

Bio:
Summer is in full swing - folks are hitting the golf course by day, and reflecting on life as the sunsets go later into the evening. In the spirit of golf and life, Charlotte-based Warren Publishing has released Lucky Chance, a thoughtful and moving novel by businessman, golfer and public speaker, R.C. Welch.

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.

Welcome, Chris. Please share a little bit about your current release.
My book is a love story centering upon a woman and a man who are experiencing certain unexpected pressures and opportunities in life. My story is about the pursuit, the negotiation and settlement of individual desires in a mutually desirable love affair.

What inspired you to write this book?
My personal experiences with marriage.


Excerpt from Lucky Chance:
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.


What exciting story are you working on next?
I acquired my latest idea while lying on the floor of my yoga studio, during a relaxation posture. That sort of thing happens to me all the time. I will write another love story, but one that is set within an environment that involves political intrigue and danger. Once again, the underlying theme will follow along the pattern of my first book, Lucky Chance. That theme is a love affair affected and tested within the highly unexpected events, which life tends to present. This time, the stakes will be far higher. Will my love affair endure? Will my couple survive?

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I’m not certain that I consider myself a writer. I was conditioned in my youth to associate value and identity with cash money. Detaching from those early teachings are difficult performances, which must be repeated over and over. However, I am, indeed, a raconteur of notable history, and I have been since I was a child regaling my audience at family reunions.

Do you write full-time? If so, what's your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?
I write full time, but I am also a public speaking for various groups around my area. I write in the mornings until lunch time. Afterward I engage in an, as my wife likes to say, ‘my extracurricular activity;’ yard work, housework, or golf practice. I am also an accomplished golfer. And, I typically write for an hour or two every afternoon, before cooking supper. I am also the cook in my home.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I tend to add unplanned elements to my stories. I have a story to tell, and an end in sight, but the road map between those two points is flexible.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A professional golfer. Not allowed.

Anything additional you want to share with the readers?
Check out my book, Lucky Chance. You’ll like it, and I’m just getting started. More to come!

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Thank you for being a guest on my blog!
I am grateful for your kind consideration and your time. Thank you.

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9 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

James Robert said...

I am enjoying these tours and finding all the terrific books my family is enjoying reading. Thanks for bringing them to us and keep up the good work.

R.C. Welch said...

I just wanted to add my feelings of gratitude for the invitation and opportunity to share my book and my thoughts with you today. Thank you!

Bernie Wallace said...

Where did you find your inspiration for this book? Congrats on the release.

Victoria Alexander said...

Thanks for sharing the great post!

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good book.

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