Capable Book Launch with author Deborah Winking

Old Firehouse Books is delighted to host a book launch for Colorado author Deborah Winking, in celebration of her book, Capable: A Story of Triumph For Children the World Has Judged As "Different"! Deborah will be talking about her book and answering questions on Thursday, August 12th from 6pm to 7pm inside the store.

Readers will have the chance to say hi to this amazing author and have their books signed. Books can be purchased in advance of the event, or on the day of. Please wear a mask if you are unvaccinated. 

Capable is a true-life account, spanning birth to adulthood, that illustrates what happens when one mom unleashes the power of expectations. Months after his birth, Jack remained listless, on a ventilator, without muscle tone. When he was eventually diagnosed with a rare genetic syndrome, all Deborah heard were predictions of what he would not be able to do. She was free-falling, weighed down by a toxic brew of helplessness, anger, and fear. Capable provides flesh and blood inspiration for any parent who has been told that their child is, by some measure, “less than.”

This memoir will conjure tears and laughter as you witness Deborah juggling the competing emotions of despair, heartbreak, and euphoria that came with raising her son as “typical.” Told with humor, passion, and disarming candor, Capable has you rooting for Jack while providing a road map for fearlessly parenting your own child.

Books can be shipped anywhere within the United States (unfortunately, we cannot ship internationally).

Please email if you have any questions.

Event date: 
Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
232 Walnut Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Capable: A Story of Triumph For Children the World has Judged as
ISBN: 9780578841625
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: High Expectations Press - May 13th, 2021