special author guest is Richard
Christopher Welch (Chris) who is chatting with me about his new novel, Lucky
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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?
personal experiences with marriage.
Excerpt from Lucky Chance:
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
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
professional golfer. Not allowed.
Anything additional you want to share with the readers?
out my book, Lucky Chance. You’ll like it, and I’m just getting started.
More to come!
Thank you for being a guest on my blog!
am grateful for your kind consideration and your time. Thank you.