Violet Blue

Author and Reporter in San Francisco, CA

Violet Blue

Author and Reporter in San Francisco, CA

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Violet Blue's journalism on hacking, privacy, LGBTQ issues, and sexuality can be seen at Engadget, CNET, CBS News, Oprah Magazine, Financial Times, MacLife, Playboy, CNN, the San Francisco Chronicle, Yahoo Finance, ZDNet, and more.

Ms. Blue has authored and edited over 40 books, including five IPPY award-winners (Gold, Silver and Bronze), 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 was also featured in excerpts on Oprah Winfrey's website, as well as in O, The Oprah Magazine.

Violet has presented two Google Tech Talks on sexuality and privacy, she was the first female podcaster, she is a crisis counselor, a harm reduction educator and a media crisis NGO trainer. Her awarded online sexuality blog Tiny Nibbles is one of the Internet's longest-running sex blogs. Blue is a member of the Internet Press Guild, and an Advisor to Without My Consent.

Ms. Blue is a native San Franciscan whose father was a nuclear engineer and mother was a defense engineer for the US government. Blue is the only surviving member of her family and grew up homeless on the streets of San Francisco. Her forthcoming memoir was researched with the assistance of Striker Pierce Investigations.