I am blatantly plugging a new book by a local resident and a book-signing event today, Dec. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Aspen Club and Spa.
But I don’t have to work very hard at this hype, because both the book and its author are remarkable by themselves.
Win Charles, age 25, has written her life story. Her memoir is a straight-forward telling of her journey, so far, “as a disabled woman living in a non-disabled world.”
The memoir is titled “I, Win” and pays special honor to Win’s mother, Carolanne Charles, who passed away in 2010. Carolanne always told her daughter the truth: “Win, you are a winner!”
Win is the CEO of an artwork company, Aspen Rose Arts. She is currently serving as the VP of the nonprofit organization, Valley Life For All. She is working on a children’s book, and has plans to write a novel, too.
If you want to meet one of the gutsiest people you’ll ever know, meet the author Win Charles on Dec. 6. And by the way, she is donating a portion of her book’s sales to the Chris Klug Foundation.
Win could have been the originator of the saying, “I felt sorry for myself because I had no shoes, until I met someone who had no feet.”
In the wonderful spirit of Western pioneers, and Colorado’s in particular, Win Charles has true grit.