Red Rock Books to host book-signing

Red Rock Books to  host book-signingRed Rock Books will host a book-signing and reading on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 2-4 p.m. for local author Charlotte Blackmon Collins.

Collins is the author of “A Path Called Tiffany,” described as a touching memoir of Collins’ experiences caring for her special-needs daughter.

“Tiffany survived childhood brain cancer only to have the after-effects of radiation treatments slowly destroy her brain,” said a spokesperson.

“Expected to live only a few years, Tiffany survived until the age of 42 under the loving care of her mother. This compelling story will resonate with families of children with special needs and can provide insight into the experiences of their friends, colleagues, and professionals who provide their care.

“The author offers a rare personal insight into the challenges and rewards of caring for a special needs child.”

Collins was raised in Ridgecrest from the age of 4. She lived with her family in a converted boxcar. Collins moved away from Ridgecrest after graduation from high school in 1964, and returned in 2014 to care for her mother.

Collins said that she wrote the book to honor the memory of her daughter. “She lived, she struggled, she lived a life worth living and she contributed to many people’s happiness and compassion. She was a gift.”

Copies of the book will be available for $15 at the signing. For more information visit bettyruddbooks.com.

Pictured: Local author of "A Path Called Tiffany," Charlotte Blackmon Collins. — Courtesy photo

Story First Published: 2019-09-20