More About Christy Karras

What I’ve been up to

Not so good about blogging lately…because I’ve been too busy writing for other people!

First, and update on the road trip: I had a great time talking to Kerry Bringhurst on Utah Public Radio’s Access Utah show. If you missed it, here’s a link to streaming audio. And yes, I discuss the time I met the Queen.

I also had fun speaking at libraries, talking about my book More than Petticoats: Remarkable Utah Women. My audiences were fantastic listeners and very keen on the book! Here’s a photo from my Park City Library appearance. This is me and my friend Amber, who drove up with another friend, Margaret Ruth (who took this picture). We went out to grab a drink afterward – what could be better than hitting the town with two flame-haired beauties?










Since my return from Utah, I’ve focused mostly on the Seattle International Film Festival. I’ve been covering it for Moving Pictures. Here are links to my stuff:

Festival Preview:

Ewan McGregor tribute story:

“a Lot Like You” review:

…and there’ll be a lot more where that came from. Whew!

May 27, 2011   No Comments

Writers speak!

My friend Wendy Hinman, who’s polishing her memoir about touring the world on a seven-year sailing adventure, wrote a very thoughtful response to her experience at the Whidbey Writers Conference for the Writing Is My Drink blog. Here’s a link:

Wendy writes about the Whidbey Conference

Wendy Hinman, author

(This is Wendy!)

Everyone I hear from says it’s a great conference. The great (and problematic) thing is that it’s one of many great conferences in the Pacific Northwest. We have an embarrassment of riches.

Speaking of conferences, I’ll be moderating a panel discussion on writing travel guide books. Here’s the link for that:

There’s still time to register, if you’d like to join me and the likes of the wonderful and talented Amanda Castleman, who lives the travel-writing dream.

It’s going to be a whirlwind of a few weeks: the travel conference is right after my week-long trip to Utah, where I’ll be doing some events relating to my books. I’ll be speaking at the Park City Library on April 26, at the Provo City Library on April 27, and to a book club in Layton on April 28. I’m planning to do a little multimedia discussion about interesting women of Utah history. And I’ll have refreshments!

Check out my website,, for an updated listing of my future events. I would love to see you at any of them (and am not above bribing you with treats if you show up).

April 13, 2011   No Comments