Kate Schatz is a writer, educator, public speaker, and activist. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling "Rad Women" book series, including Rad American Women A-Z, Rad Women Worldwide, Rad Girls Can, and Rad American History A-Z. Her book of fiction, Rid of Me: A Story, was published in 2006 as part of the acclaimed 33 1/3 series. Her writing has been published in LENNY, Brightly, Buzzfeed, Oxford American, Denver Quarterly, and Joyland, among others, and her short story "Folsom, Survivor" was included as a 2010 Notable Short Story in Best American Short Stories 2011. She lives with her family on the island of Alameda.