Appearances & Book Signings

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May 25, 2016, 8:50am, Wednesday
WNCW Radio 88.7

Karen will discuss her recent Citizen-Times front-page story, “Invasive pests No. 1 threat to WNC Forests” with Paul Foster on “More to the Story.” Listen to the podcast at www.wncw.org.


event poster May 22, 2016, 1–4pm, Sunday
Chimney Rock State Park

Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Karen will be one of the featured authors at “Writers on the Rock” in Chimney Rock State Park. For more information, visit:

event poster January 1, 2015, 12–5pm, Thursday
The Asheville Track Club ‘Karen Kicks Cancer’ Resolution Run
Carolina Day School

1345 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803
Hosted by the Asheville Track Club. A fund-raising 4-mile resolution run and 2-mile walk to benefit Western North Carolina Women with Breast Cancer.
For more information, visit the Facebook page. Online registration at Run Signup.

September 21, 2013, 9–10:45am, Saturday
Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center

Parkway Milepost 384
195 Hemphill Knob Rd, Asheville, NC 28803
Karen Chávez, Asheville Citizen-Times outdoors writer and author of “Best Hikes With Dogs: North Carolina,” and Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Gail Fox will lead a hike for people and their dogs at 9:00am along the 1.5-mile Loop Trail located at the Visitor Center. Following the hike, about 10-10:45am, Karen will be available to meet visitors and sign books.
For more information on the parkway, or directions, visit www.nps.gov/blri.

August 3, 2013, 12–3pm, Saturday
Mast General Store

63 N Main St, Waynesville, NC 28786
Book signing in conjunction with Sarge’s Downtown Dog Walk.
Call the store, (828) 452-2101, or visit www.mastgeneralstore.com

Carolina Mountains Literary Festival
Burnsville, NC 28714, www.cmlitfest.org

•  September 10, 2010, 3:30–4:15pm, Friday
Town Center Area C, S Main St
Shelby & Me: author discussion and slideshow.

•  September 11, 2010, 10:00–10:45am, Saturday
Library Annex, 18 Town Sq
City Girl Gone Outdoors: author discussion.

•  September 11, 2010, 2:30–3:15pm, Saturday
Town Center Area C, S Main St
The Dog Panel: authors discuss living with, loving and writing about dogs.

June 21, 2008, 2pm, Saturday
Animal Compassion Network Barbecue at Earth Fare

Westgate Shopping Center, Asheville, NC 28806
Slideshow, discussion and book signing.

May 31, 2008, 3–5pm, Saturday
Osondu Booksellers

184 N Main St, Waynesville, NC 28786
Author talk and book signing.
Call: (828) 456-8062, www.osondubooksellers.com

May 17, 2008, Noon–2pm, Saturday
Mast General Store

15 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
Discussion and book signing.
Contact: Lane Nakaji, (828) 232-1883, www.mastgeneralstore.com

May 3, 2008, 12 Noon–3pm, Saturday
Fletcher Community Park

Howard Gap Rd, Fletcher, NC 28732
Author appearance and book signing at Paws in the Park Festival.

May 3, 2008, 9:30am, Saturday
Grove Park Inn

290 Macon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804
Slideshow, talk and book signing; part of Sunset Mountain Spring celebration.
Contact: Heather Brannan, (828) 252-2711, www.groveparkinn.com

April 29, 2008, 7pm, Tuesday
Diamond Brand Outdoors

2623 Hendersonville Rd, Arden, NC 28704
Slideshow and book signing.
Call: (828) 684-6262, www.diamondbrand.com

February 9, 2008, 4–6pm, Saturday
The Regulator Bookshop

720 9th St, Durham, NC 27705
Author appearance and book signing.
Call: (919) 286-2700, www.regbook.com

February 8, 2008, 7–9pm, Friday
Quail Ridge Books

3524 Wade Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607
Author talk and book signing.
Call: (919) 828-1588, (800) 672-6789

January 26, 2008, 11am–1pm, Saturday
Henderson County Animal Shelter

802 Stoney Mountain Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28791
Book signing.
Contact: Director Brad Rayfield, (828) 697-4723

January 20, 2008, 1–3pm, Sunday
Malaprop’s Bookstore and Café

55 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801
Contact: Alsace Young-Valentine, (828) 254-6734, www.malaprops.com

January 11, 2008, 5–7pm, Friday
The Open Book

110 S Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville, SC 29607
Book signing.
Contact: Tanya Reyes, (864) 235-9651

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