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Tuesday 15 October 2019

ℚ Lucky Chance - R.C. Welch

Today we have the pleasure of meeting up with author to talk about Lucky Chance (, Warren Publishing, Inc, 346 pages), a Literary Fiction novel.

“Lucky Chance is a wonderfully crafted novel, rich with narrative originality, and emotional and philosophical depth,”  “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.” ~ 
 Mindy Kuhn, President of Warren Publishing.

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A very warm welcome to R.C. Welch; thank you for joining us on BooksChatter!

What was the inspiration for Lucky Chance?

"I actually wrote this story while editing a previous book.  My idea was a sort of Star Wars thing, like episode two being released prior to episode one.  The inspiration was there and the story emerged. 

Underneath that, I was inspired by my own marriage.  Over time, I have taken note of the things we prefer individually and the things we prefer together.  I wrote a story that reveals how those traits exist and blend and bend and work together for our on-going love affair."
How much of yourself is reflected in this book, and how?
"My male protagonist, Jack Weatherlow, is like me in that, we have shared similar experiences together.  However, we are not one and the same."
The first thing that draws me to a book is its cover. Can you tell us about your cover for Lucky Chance - why you chose that concept and who the artist is.
"A background setting, certain selected colours, a mood, and elements from the story, all combine to generate the cover."
Why should we read Lucky Chance and what sets it apart from the rest? What makes your book unique?
"For this book I have written in a way that my reader can engage at various levels.  One might skim across a simple love story, or one my attempt to see themselves in similar situations or one might consider whether the plot contains a deeper message applicable to ordinary living.  A simple story, but bold and comprehensive in scope."
Can you tell us something quirky about Lucky Chance, its story and characters?
"My primary characters are a newly married couple.  Jack and Samantha Weatherlow are their names.  Jack and Sam for short.

Both individuals have storied pasts, which affect their present relationship in many ways.   Both and together they are living in an environment that is unfamiliar and displaced from their home origins.  Samantha was born in America, but raised in France, by adoptive parents.  She brings French culture to an American setting.  Jack was born and raised in the state of Georgia, but is living in Kansas as a result of both conscious and subconscious elements of life.  Jack brings a sense of ‘loss’ to an unexpectedly, ‘found’ relationship.

They have met and they have married.  Both bring their past lives to this new pairing and both negotiate those past influences within the emerging presence of love."
Who would you recommend Lucky Chance to and what should readers be aware of (any warnings or disclaimers)?
"Friedrich Nietzsche wrote of his book, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, ‘A book for everyone and no one.’  I do not intend to claim peerage or subject with Nietzsche.  My book is a fictional love story.  However, while everyone might like to read my book, many may find that it reveals some aspects of love that are uncomfortable and perhaps, disagreeable.  My statement captures the meaning of his remark."
If you could / wished to turn Lucky Chance into a movie, who would be your dream team?
"The team that produced and directed, the movie version of, ‘The Notebook’ has been in my mind.  The actors are my question.  I’m looking.  I don’t know how to better, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams."
What do you like to write and read about? Do you stick to a particular genre or do you like to explore different ones?
"I like to write about family scenarios which populate life in the Southern portion of the United States.  I reach out from that origin.  I find the stories surrounding common life to be fascinating and fulfilling."
What is your writing process?
"I acquire a seed notion for a story and I acquire an ending for that story.  The road that reveals that core story and leads to the ending is what I write.  My plan consists of two fixed elements.  The remainder flows with those boundary markers."
What is in store next?
"My latest idea formed 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?"
And as a final quirky thing, to get to know you a little bit better... do you have a pet or something that is special to you that you could share with us?
"My cat of course!  His name is ‘Tio,’ but that moniker is a shortened version of his real name, ‘Ocotillo.’  He is a Maine Coon, named after a cactus plant.

He is beautiful, but also sharp and prickly.  The tradesmen who visit my home from time to time, mistake him for a wild Bobcat, every time.  He sits with me, in my chair, while I write. "
Wow, Tio! You are an amazingly beautiful beast!
R.C., thank you so much for sharing him with us. We hope you are having a great tour.

"And, I am grateful for your invitation and consideration.  Many Thanks from me, R. C. Welch, or Chris to my friends."

Lucky Chance
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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

marisela zuniga said...

sweet photo!! This sounds great

R.C. Welch said...

Many thanks for your invitation. My best to all.