More About Christy Karras

Road trip!

I’ve finalized the details of my upcoming trip to Utah. It’ll be packed with events. Now I’m just hoping things go smoothly – and if you live in Utah, I hope to see you there!

Here are the relevant bits from the associated press release:


Park City, Utah – With Mother’s Day on the horizon, author Christy Karras is hitting the road to celebrate remarkable women from Utah’s history. Karras, author of “More than Petticoats: Remarkable Utah Women,” will be presenting a casual evening of storytelling and discussion at locations along the Wasatch Front next week. They include:

Tuesday, April 26, 6:30 p.m.

Park City Library Roger Harlan Meeting Room

1255 Park Avenue

Park City, UT 84060


Wednesday, April 27, 7 p.m.

Provo City Library Brimhall Room, #302

550 North University Avenue

Provo, UT  84601


Friday, April 29, 6:30 p.m.

Eccles Community Art Center

2580 Jefferson Ave.

Ogden, UT 4401

Christy’s presentations include a brief slide show and lively stories about her most interesting subjects before answering questions and chatting with the audience about their favorite women from the book or from their own lives. All events are free and open to the public.

About the Book

More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Women of Utah, published in 2010 by Globe Pequot Press, is a reader-friendly look at Utah history through short, entertaining biographies of some of its most interesting women. The book tells the stories of twelve strong and determined women who broke through the social, cultural, and political barriers of the day. They include Emmeline B. Wells (1828–1921), suffragist, president of the Relief Society, and editor of the Women’s Exponent; and Reva Beck Bosone (1895–1983), Utah Congresswoman and the state’s first female judge; and the Bassett sisters, who hung around with Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch. It’s a must-read for anyone interested in women’s stories or Utah history – or for anyone seeking inspiration from others’ lives.

(The Eccles Community Art Center, where I'll be on April 29. Formerly the home of one of Utah's richest families - isn't she a beauty?)


April 20, 2011   No Comments

Radio Ladies

I had a great time on Radio West on Friday. Host Jennifer Napier-Pearce and I talked about my latest book, More than Petticoats: Remarkable Utah Women. For anyone who missed it, here’s the audio:

Click here to hear me talking about remarkable Utah women on Radio West.

The first quarter or so of it was a bit painful for me to listen to – I’d never done a remote-studio live show before, and it was strange talking to someone who wasn’t there (no, I’m not good on the phone, either). But I hit my stride and most of the “Um”s disappear about 15 minutes into it.

Thanks again to Jennifer and indomitable producer Elaine Clark for having me on the show!

May 9, 2010   No Comments