My Books

 what I've written so far

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With Stephen Zusy, I developed the concept, style, and format of two motorcycle touring guidebooks. I did most of the writing and some photography on guides covering the best routes, amenities, and attractions. This book is a guide to rides in Washington, Oregon, and southern British Columbia.

Motorcycle Touring in the Southwest covers the quintessential Southwest, including Utah, Southwestern Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and the Las Vegas area.

Discover Utah with more than 25 recommended drives. Scenic Driving Utah provides indispensable information, including directions and a map for each itinerary, in-depth descriptions of attractions and points of interest, travel tips, and more. I authored the second and third editions of this user-friendly general travel guide once called “the bible of traveling in Utah."

More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Utah Women is a reader-friendly look at Utah history through short, entertaining biographies of some of its most interesting women. It tells the stories of twelve strong and determined women who broke through the social, cultural, and political barriers of the day.


Profiles 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.

Text and Images Copyright © 2016 Christy Karras. All Rights Reserved.