Charlie Botting is the author of four books, The Mountain in My Mind, published in 2020, Gerry Bracewell: Guide Outfitter, Pioneer, Matriarch, published in 2022, Are You Aware of Your Environment? published in 2022 and Lead Like a Lead Mare published in 2023.
Charlie Botting's first book, The Mountain in My Mind, tells the story of successes, struggles and lessons at the Chilcotin Holidays Ranch and in the wilderness. With the ranch's supportive, positive community philosophy weaved through the story, every challenge is overcome and every experience is an opportunity to learn and evolve.
Charlie Botting's second book, Gerry Bracewell: Guide Outfitter, Pioneer, Matriarch, is the story of British Columbia's first female hunt guide and guide outfitter, Gerry Bracewell. Gerry is an inspiration to a new generation of female hunt guides and her legacy is captured in this book.
Charlie Botting's third book, Are You Aware of Your Environment? The impact of Ed McMurray on the ranch community, tells the story of one of the the ranch's most inspirational community partners. Ed's life at the ranch and his impact on the philosophy and community partners is an inspiring story.
Charlie Botting's fourth book shares the values and principles that make a Lead Mare, an empowered female leader, taking inspiration from the lead mare horses who are calm, stable and reliable.
Charlie is also a content writer for the multiple websites of the Trails to Empowerment community where she is a community partner.
Charlie writes blog stories for Trails to Empowerment about the ranch and wilderness lifestyle and the Three Pillar philosophy of Personal Development, Nature Connection and Nature Conservation.
Charlie's stories are shared by her community partners, family, wild horses from the Chilcotin region, too many dogs and four barn cats who want to be a part of every adventure!