Karen Karbo is the author of multiple award-winning novels, memoirs, and works of nonfiction. Her Kick-Ass Women series includes Julia Child Rules, How Georgia Became O’Keeffe, and the international bestseller The Gospel According to Coco Chanel. Her work has appeared in Elle, Vogue, Esquire, Outside, the New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Salon, Slate, and other magazines. She is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in fiction and an Oregon Book Award for creative nonfiction, and won the General Electric Younger Writers award. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she continues to kick ass.