Adventurous Colorado Author Supports At-Risk Youth

Diane Winger donates to Big City Mountaineers

Diane Winger, author of three novels set in Colorado and featuring outdoor adventures such as rock climbing, hiking, and backcountry skiing, is donating part of the proceeds of book sales during the month of June, 2014 to Big City Mountaineers.

Big City Mountaineers takes under-served urban youth into the wilderness to learn skills that improve their lives through increased likelihood of staying in school and reduced violence and drug use. Their curriculum improves integrity, self-esteem, responsibility, decision-making abilities and communication skills in close to 1,000 youth annually.

Winger’s novels, Faces, Duplicity, and Rockfall, are all inspired by her own love of outdoor recreational activities and her 25 years of experience in hiking, climbing, and cross-country skiing. She is also the co-author, with her husband Charlie Winger, of several guidebooks.

Winger has pledged to donate $5 for each paperback copy of her novels sold during June and 50¢ for each Kindle copy. Her books are available in both formats through, and in paperback from her company’s online bookstore, She will autograph books purchased directly from her website.

“Outdoor activities have played a central part in my life and my experiences have helped me grow and succeed in other aspects of both my personal and professional life. I hope my books inspire others to get outside and experience the natural world around us,” Winger explained. “I commend Big City Mountaineers for their work in transforming how young people relate to others and how they feel about themselves.”

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