Carla King is the author of the popular Motorcycle Misadventures dispatches American Borders, China Road, Indian Sunset, Around the Adriatic, From the Alps to the Atlas. Her writing has been published in Wild Writing Women: Stories of World Travel, a variety of Travelers’ Tales anthologies, and In Search of Adventure: A Wild Travel Anthology. Her book, American Borders, is the first in a series of misadventurous travelogues. Next up is The China Road Motorcycle Diaries about two wild rides in China in 1997 and 2007. You can read her live dispatches from the road in America, Europe, Africa, India, and Asia.
Carla has been an unapologetic self-publisher since 1994, when she wrote a small guidebook, Cycling the French Riviera: Day trips between the Sea and the Alps. She has since become an expert, and co-founded the Self-Publishing Boot Camp program of books and workshops, providing step-by-step how to for authors who wish to self-publish. She is the PBS MediaShift expert on self-publishing, and talks and writes frequently on the topic.
Carla started writing about travel in 1988 while she worked as a technical writer in Lyon, France. In 1993 after penning a mountain-biking guide to the Alpes-Maritimes, she left for a four-month bicycle trip through West Africa. Since then she's published stories about motorcycling, bicycling, kayaking, scuba diving, travel technology, and other misadventures in a variety of print and online magazines, and has been interviewed in many publications as well as on radio and television programs. She hosts an occasional Miss Adventuring podcast.
For an extended interview, check out this piece Urban Moto Magazine's April 2008 issue - click here to download the pdf file.
If you'd like to know more, you can find personal interviews and articles about Carla on the Press page.
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The China Road Diaries
Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guidebook
Good to Go Media
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