Ariel Gore is a journalist, memoirist, novelist, nonfiction author, and teacher. She is the author of 10 books, including F*ck Happiness, and the creator of the zine Hip Mama, a winner of the American Alternative Press award. Her anthology Portland Queer: Tales of the Rose City won the LAMBDA Literary Award in 2010 and her own writing has been called eloquent, sensitive, and revolutionary. She also keeps a website, www.arielgore.com and teaches online workshops at Ariel Gore's School for Wayward Writers. She lives and works in Portland, OR, and Santa Fe, NM.