contact us

Use the form on the right to contact Kara.

For literary inquiries, please reach out to her agent, Kim Perel of Wendy Sherman Associates.

Summit, NJ


Kara Richardson Whitely is an author & speaker featured on Oprah's Lifeclass and Self, Redbook and American Hiker. Her book Gorge will be released in 2015.

Upcoming Events

If you're interested in booking Kara for an event, please email her at Learn more about her press and presentations here. 



Mission Recovery on the Road - INDIANA
8:45 am08:45

Mission Recovery on the Road - INDIANA

  • Renaissance Indianapolis North

Indianapolis, IN - Saturday, May 6th
Mission Recovery on the Road

Connecting our Community Through Hope in Recovery

Hosted by ERC's Family Institute


Renaissance Indianapolis North
11925 N Meridian St.
Carmel, IN 46032

ERC is offering a discounted room rate of 164.95 USD per night. The last day to book at this discounted rate is April 15th. To book your room at the Renaissance Indianapolis North, click here

Email Alia Green, Alumni/Family Liaison at

Learn more here:

2:15 pm14:15

Chautauqua Institution

  • Chautauqua Institution

I am honored to be a contemporary issues speaker at the Chautauqua Institution this summer. Join me at 2:15 p.m. July 16 at this very special place. 

5:30 pm17:30

High Country Speaker Series, Avon, CO

  • 200 Benchmark Road Avon, CO

Every winter Walking Mountains Science Center brings our community notable and passionate speakers who offer a unique view of our natural surroundings.  The 2016 theme is Creating a Sense of Place. 

How do the places we call home come to define who we are and how can we strengthen our relationships with where we live. The High Country Speaker Series is a partnership between Walking Mountains Science Center and Eagle Valley Library District with the mission of encouraging environmental awareness, inspiring positive relationships with the natural world, and creating thought provoking dialogue in our community. Join us for presentations and discussion with local celebrities, renowned authors, and outdoor enthusiasts as we dial in on why we love our beautiful, engaging, and fragile place!

These evening programs will begin at 5:30 pm & are FREE to attend with a $10 suggested donation.

February 16: "Celebrating Accomplishments in the Outdoors" with adventurer Kara Richardson Whitely

7:30 pm19:30

Words Bookstore, Maplewood

  • Words Bookstore

Join Kara for a book discussion and signing. She will be reading from her nationally-acclaimed memoir, Gorge: My Journey Up Kilimanjaro at 300 Pounds. 

7:00 pm19:00

Randolph, NJ Library

  • Randolph Library

Hear about Kara's journey up Africa's highest peak and learn how you can move mountains in your life. 

Kara will be signing books after the event. 

To Kill a Mockingbird Read-a-thon
5:30 pm17:30

To Kill a Mockingbird Read-a-thon

  • Barnes & Noble

Kara will be one of several local authors who will read To Kill A Mockingbird in anticipation of Harper Lee's long-awaited second novel. The event goes on all day but Kara will read from 5:30 to 6 p.m.  Monday, July 13 at the Bridgewater NJ Barnes & Noble. 

Kara will be discussing and signing copies of Gorge after her stint. 

6:30 pm18:30

Solid Body Fitness

  • Solid Body Fitness

When: Friday, June 12th 6:30pm-9:30pm Where: Solid Body Fitness in Dedham Admission: Donate a pair of gently used shoes comfortable/athletic shoes for St Francis House in Boston (Men's 10-14 preferred). You can also donate cash at door if you don’t have shoes.


  • Book reading & signing

  • Participate in or cheer on Kara in a

    workout led by the trainers at SBF.

  • Healthy food, drink & apparel vendors For more details & to RSVP please visit Facebook open event titled:
    Evening with Kara Richardson Whitely 

7:00 pm19:00

Boise Library

  • Boise Public Library

Join me for  book talk and signing at the Boise Public Library! Looking forward to meeting you and seeing Boise!