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Thursday 6 September 2018

☀ My Wonderful Wobbly Life - Charles Irwin

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for My Wonderful Wobbly Life, an autobiography by (, BookBaby, 267 pages).

Don't miss our guest post by author Charles Irwin who tells us "10 things most people don't know about me".

***Download the e-book for FREE by using coupon code R3MU45 or get a paperback with  50% discount by using code 2AQEVE***

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below.

Author Charles Irwin will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

|| Synopsis || Teaser: KCR Preview || Author Guest Post || About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||


"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!!!!"

This is the story of the different obstacles a disabled man was confronted with as he made his way in life. How he accepted and overcame them.

Beginning his life with not being able to walk more than a few steps before falling over, becoming a boy scout and gradually being able to walk several miles with a pack on his back.

Being directed to attend a special school for handicapped children, with a low academic level.

Furthering his education at evening classes to become a Chartered Engineer, academically equivalent to a B.Sc.

Starting his working life as cheap labour as an office boy and factory hand, to earning a professional’s salary.

Charles' passion for helping people is shown by his activities as a Scout, a Rotarian and Freemason.

As a child he was taken to a Spiritualist church, for 'faith healing', he became interested in spiritualism and healing. His curiosity was aroused, and he explored many alternative healing practices. Then as well as using spiritual 'laying on of hands' energy to heal with, he studied to become a hypnotherapist.

Lessons he learned from the events recalled in each chapter are shared with the reader.

A Jack of many trades and master of several. ‘Manufacturer of glass fibre products’ : ‘Laboratory technician – developing machine tool improvements – use of Dung beetles to control bush flies’ : ‘Tool-maker’ : ‘Spray-painter’ : ‘Patent examiner’ : ‘Art gallery curator’ : ‘Personal counsellor’ : ‘Tarot reader’ : ‘Masseur’.

This story gives insight into many activities that an able-bodied man would have liked to experience. An inspirational tome.

Teaser: KCR Preview

The story of the trials and tribulations which Charles, a physically handicapped person, overcame to be accepted by society. Each chapter describes an aspect of his life, followed by a lesson telling what it taught him.

My Wonderful Wobbly Life
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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.

His 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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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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Follow My Wonderful Wobbly Life's tour at:

August 7: Fabulous and Brunette
Aug 9: Readeropolis
Aug 14: Rogue's Angels
Aug 16: Sharing Links and Wisdom
Aug 21: The Avid Reader
Aug 23: Edgar's Books
Aug 28: B-Gina Review
Aug 30: Mixed Book Bag
Sep 4: Bookaholic
Sep 6: BooksChatter
Sep 11: The Tired Buyer
Sep 13: Bookish Reviews, Tours and Giveaways
Sep 18: This and That Book Blog
Sep 20: Natural bri
Sep 25: Deal Sharing Aunt
Sep 27: Kimmi Love
Oct 2: T's Stuff
Oct 4: The Reading Addict
Oct 9: fundinmental
Oct 11: It's Raining Books
Oct 16: Musings From An Addicted Reader
Oct 18: Our Families Adventure
Oct 23: Rainy Day Reviews
Oct 25: Reviews by Crystal
Oct 30: Sea's Nod
Nov 1: Independent Authors
Nov 6: Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin'
Nov 8: Straight From the Library
Nov 13: Locks, Hooks and Books
Nov 15: Author C.A.Milson


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Charles said...

Thank you very much for hosting my book to, I hope, encourage some ‘BooksChatter’ on your website. My hope is that it will give your followers something to chat about.
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.

James Robert said...

Thank you so much for taking time to bring to our attention another great read. I enjoy these tours and finding out about many terrific books.

BooksChatter said...

Hello Charles, I used to take singing lessons in Balham. My teacher had a cat called Talisker - it must have been serendipity as I now love Scotch, especially the peaty stuff.

I'd love to see you in your full kilt regalia LOL we are literally about 90 mins away from each other :-)

I have update the posts to reflect the current promotions. Also loved your blog post :-)
I, of course, took advantage of the great offer ;-)

Hope you are having a great tour,


Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a great read.

Bernie Wallace said...

Do you have any ideas for a follow up book? Congrats on the books release. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

Victoria Alexander said...

Great post - thanks for sharing :)

Bernie Wallace said...

Who is your favorite character in your book? Congrats on the release. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

Angela Saver said...

The cover is very interesting and this sounds good!