Thursday, August 16, 2018

My Wonderful Wobbly Life VBT

Blurb:
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!!!!



Excerpt:
Chapter 1 - SURVIVAL

“I’ve changed my mind! I’ve changed my mind! I don’t want to go.”

I have a vague memory of making this cry from a railway carriage as I was stolen from my parents by authoritarians.

I was five years old when the authorities decreed I had to be placed in a home for children. Their decision was final and all avenues of appeal against it were exhausted when my father, to soften the blow of parting, talked me into what he described as an adventure.

It was not until the train began to move and the realisation came I was leaving my parents forever, that I made my plaintive cry:

“I’ve changed my mind!”

When I arrived at the home my world changed, never to be the same again. My loving mother and my fun-filled father were gone and in their place were grown-ups I did not know. I did not understand what was going on. There were lots of crippled children, but why was I there with them? Okay, I couldn’t walk very far without falling over. I shook uncontrollably most of the time for no apparent reason. I couldn’t speak very clearly. But, I’d been like this all my life, for me it was normal. So, what was I doing here? “




Have you ever had an imaginary friend?
Yes.


Do you have any phobias?
No.


Do you listen to music when you're writing?
Only if there is some coming from somewhere within my hearing.


Do you ever read your stories out loud?
No, because I don’t have any written stories to read out loud. 


Tell us about your main character and who inspired him/her.
My book is an autobiography.  Therefore, the main character is ME.  The inspiration for my way of life came from many people.  Some well-known generally, but unknown personally, like Winston Churchill, Grandma Moses, Colonel Sanders, Dale Carnegie and Harry Edwards.  There are also others unknown generally, but well-known personally, my family, neighbours, friends from Church and Scout groups, school including trade teachers together with business mentors. 



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Author Bio and Links:
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. This 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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8 comments:

  1. I enjoy getting to read about books we had not known about previously for my family. We have found some great ones through these tours so thanks so much.

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

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  3. Thank you very much ‘Sharing Links and Wisdom’ for hosting my book on your web site.
    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.

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  4. Thanks for stopping by and sharing such interesting facts about yourself.

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  5. Thanks for sharing your story!

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