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


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.


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)

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