Kristen Hall-Geisler

  • Former copy editor and managing editor at Sports Car Market magazine and current freelance automotive journalist
  • Author of several non-fiction and fiction books, including two editions of "Take the Wheel: A Woman's Guide to Buying a Car Her Own Damn Self" (2013, 2017)
  • Member of the Independent Book Publishers Association

Experience

Kristen Hall-Geisler is a former writer for ThoughtCo who wrote multiple articles about exotic automobiles over the course of three years, getting the chance to drive Corvettes, Vipers, Maseratis, Jaguars, and more as part of her job as a freelance automotive journalist.

Since starting out as a copy editor and managing editor at Sports Car Magazine in 2002, Hall-Geisler has made a name for herself as one of the best women in journalism for exotic automobiles. She has written about exotic car manufacturers from Alfa Romeo to Spyker Cars for The New York Times, Details, Portland Monthly, and Ultimate Northwest.

Hall-Geisler has a 10-year career in automotive journalism focusing on "ACES: autonomous, connected, electric, and shared vehicles," and her work has also appeared on How Stuff Works and Popular Science.

Education

Hall-Geisler earned a Bachelor of Arts from Florida State University but got most of her education about automobiles and exotic cars from her family and her three-year stint doing data entry at Sports Car Market magazine.

Awards and Publications

  • Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance coverage for Sports Car Market
  • Author of "Take the Wheel: A Woman's Guide to Buying a Car Her Own Damn Self" (2017)
  • Author of "Lightning in a Throttle: Three Early Electric Vehicle Victories" (2017)

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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