It’s Meet the Author Monday! Each week we meet a new author and get to know a little about them, their writing process, publishing experience, and tips for other writers. Today we’re talking to Doug Basile, author of Back to Serendipity.
About Doug Basile:
Doug Basile is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College, where he received a Liberal Arts degree before beginning a long-tenured career in finance. It was at Wesleyan that he first developed his love of writing and gained the experiences that formed the genesis of his first novel, Back to Serendipity. Doug was born and raised outside of Cleveland, Ohio in the suburb of Rocky River. He currently lives locally in Wauwatosa with his wife Amy and two children, Avery and Vance.
Back to Serendipity is now available for purchase through major booksellers—including Amazon, Walmart and Barnes and Noble—as well as at a growing number of independent bookstores. For more information, please contact the author.
No one knows where life takes you, yet everyone has a path. For Kevin McGregor, a seminal moment that alters his course is the night he meets Liz Hampton. Their meeting is truly episodic as neither are searching to find someone. Nevertheless, they quickly begin dating and eventually get married and start a family. However, after a few years, the externalities of life encroach upon their happiness severing their communication and creating distance between them. Even worse, Kevin is struggling to find his stride in his new career and the McGregor’s are under financial duress.
Their relationship gets even more strained when Kevin tells Liz at the last minute that he is staying home from a family trip to finish a paper for graduate school. In an exasperated state, Liz quickly finishes packing the car and pulls down the driveway with tearful eyes leaving Kevin and their dog Rigby behind.
The next day, a despondent Kevin stumbles upon a book about the journey of two people that fortuitously meet but are forced apart by a random event. After several years, the two eventually find their way back to each other as fate gives them a second chance. The relatable story prompts Kevin to reflect on his own life which ultimately sends him back to serendipity.