Violet Blue

Author and Reporter

Violet Blue

Author and Reporter

Violet Blue's journalism on hacking, privacy, LGBT issues and sex can be seen at Engadget, ZDNet, CNET, CBS News, Oprah Magazine, MacLife, Playboy, SF Appeal, the San Francisco Chronicle, and more. She has presented two Google Tech Talks on sexuality and privacy, she is a crisis counselor, a harm reduction educator and a media crisis NGO trainer. Blue was the first female podcaster, she won a Federal lawsuit to stop an impersonator (in name and likeness), and she lost a domain to Libya -- her initials are banned for use in URLs country-wide.

Ms. Blue has authored and edited over 40 books, including five (Bronze, Silver and Gold) IPPY award-winners, some of which are now in eight translations. Violet was a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show, when Ms. Winfrey featured Violet's book on women and pornography (11/17/09). That book is also excerpted and featured on Oprah Winfrey's website, as well as in O, The Oprah Magazine.

Her online sexuality blog, Tiny Nibbles, is one of the Internet's longest-running sex blogs, and has won many accolades and awards. Violet's indie e-book publishing company is Digita Publications.

She is an Advisor to Peerlyst, a member of the Internet Press Guild, and an Advisor to Without My Consent.