This archived article was written by: Mae Goss
Who says life is fair? James C. Wilson, author of a book titled Who Says Life Is Fair?, knows all about the unfairness of life.
Wilson has become friends with a devoted and loving father, whose relationships with his adult children are lost to him, but who leads a rich and rewarding life in spite of that fact. Wilson was intrigued by this man’s unique story and undertook to chronicle the drama of his life, as well as the uplifting victory he has had over misfortune and loss.
He believes that there is no more important role in life than parenthood. Loren Temple, the father of the main character in Wilson’s book, believes the same thing.
Temple’s marriage survived 20 years before it ended. However, he realized this after six years, when the realization hit him that it would never work out between him and his wife, as he felt like he was finishing raising his wife rather than being married to her. Though the marriage had complications, both cared for their two children, unconditionally.
Wilson said this book was written to, first of all, get on the record for all time what really happened and, secondly, as a contribution one life can have for the world.
He has been writing for many years and has loved expressing himself with writing. Wilson started writing Who Says Life Is Fair? because, as the story goes for Temple, “There’s not too much worse that can happened to a person than to lose your children. But it doesn’t have to wreck your life.”
As advice to aspiring writers, Wilson said to, “Keep at it! There can be some really mean people . . . criticism is a good thing, but brutality is not. Suck it up and tough it out.”
In response to his book title, Wilson said, “No, it’s not. But none of that really matters as long as it’s possible to be happy.” His marriage is a successful one, with 15 happy years on the books and many more anticipated.
Wilson will be selling his book on the USU-Eastern campus on Monday, March 28, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the JLSC. His book is also available on Amazon.com.