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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Lucky Chance by R.C. Welch - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host R.C. Welch and his new book, “Lucky Chance”!  For other stops on his Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with R.C. and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

Lucky Chance
by R.C. Welch


GENRE: Fiction



Golf, love, life—Jack Weatherlow is more than familiar with all three. Is life a series of coincidences or is it linked by a greater thread? Returning from the brink of destruction, Jack lets his participation in recovery, his work at the hotel, and his close relationship with his wife, Samantha, guide him through some of life's most important questions and lessons. 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.



I believe that my mother saw me as an offensive predator. That depiction is also a product of natural, but highly convoluted, logic. Inside my childhood home, typically accepted roles tended to become wildly skewed from commonly accepted norms. Such a thing seems to follow, when the rules of engagement are based on upon illusion, rather than truth and honesty. I had a legitimate mother, who was an adult, but she was, in equal measure, an unpredictable and unmerciful tyrant and fiend. I thought I saw my mom enter my bedroom at night, but I always engaged with a monster, instead.

Reconciling this sinister conundrum installed a type of internal courtroom scene in my heart, mind and soul. I visit that court of inquisition quite regularly, and I have done so, throughout all remembered life. I stand trial for crimes relating to common actions and simple decisions. The charges I face are modest. I am accused of being less than I might have been. The verdict is, always, guilty. The sentence is humble. I don’t think very highly of myself. That courtroom is the second distinction which hails from childhood days with my alcoholic mother.
Nevertheless, I learned to defend myself inside my home. I developed a dependable set of tactical engagement routines. Most of the time, they are stored away like cleaned guns, quiet and harmless, but they are also ready for loading, and aiming, and firing when needed. Sam is attempting to discourage the practice of opening my arsenal. I actually love her for that, and quite fittingly, I feel the scorch of shame whenever I begin to jingle the keys to my heirloom gun cabinet.



Overcoming Writing Obstacles:

The obstacles I face in writing seem to fall into two categories.  I find myself second guessing the ideas that I plan to capture with my words or I tend to question whether my idea is worth being recorded.  In both of these cases I am gripped by a type of fear that impedes my progress.

Long ago, I was offered a piece of advice.  The admonition was very bold in both nature and scope.  I was told that everyone is plagued and motivated by two specific fears.

First, you will be afraid that you will not get what you want.

Second, you will be afraid that you will lose what you already have.

Over the years, I have seen the veracity of that counsel.  Those fears apply and affect most every situation and circumstance that I encounter.

When I write but find myself second guessing my ideas, I am basically afraid that I will not achieve, or obtain the result that I expect.  And, I am afraid that by recording that particular idea I risk losing something that I prefer to retain.  For example, I might consider that my reputation is at risk.  I always prefer to protect or enhance the reputation that I prefer, and if I feel that my writing might endanger that asset.   I am facing an obstacle in writing.

When I question whether my idea is worth recording, the exact same game takes place.  I may lose the reputation that I prefer, or I may not enhance the reputation that I have earned.  However, the obstacles that I face do not pertain to personal reputation at every occasion, but also the goals that I have established for my writing.  As far as those two fears go, I hesitate or plod along far too slowly underneath the same burdens.  For instance, I am afraid that my ideas and writing may not attract the sales popularity that I desire, and from that prediction, I am afraid that I may lose the freedom that I enjoy through the income I generate by book sales.  As I was told long ago those two fears define every obstacle that I face in my writing, and also my life.  I am somewhat amazed by this formula.

Once I recognize those fears and the objects and subjects that are seen as being threatened, I can make a decision to overcome the obstacle, but to move forward requires a measure of risk.  I will idle for a while before I realize why I feel obstructed.  In the end, I have found that I can always muster a type of courage based upon a faith, which is supported by the experience of a life lived well and fully.  As a result, I can overcome each type of fearful obstacle trusting that my perceptions are correct and my intentions are indeed worthy.  All will be well in the end, regardless.



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.






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  1. R.C. ~ Good morning! Welcome to FAB! It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

  2. Good Morning! Thank you for the book description.These tours are great and we have found some terrific books so thanks so  much.

  3. I appreciate your kind invitation. I’m delighted to be on board with you!

  4. This book sounds interesting. The cover looks good too.
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