Claudia Cunningham has used her uniquely powerful combination of twelve-step principles and vampire lore to empower others for nearly a decade. Her "Ask the Slayer" column was a regular feature in Women's Online Magazine. She is the author of Biting Back, which earned a 2011 silver IPPY medal in the category of self-help, was a 2011 COVR Award first-runner-up in the conscious living/self-help category, and was a finalist for the ForeWord Book of the Year Awards. Cunningham is a survivor of both alcoholism and breast cancer. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she now lives in Polson, Montana, with her husband and daughter.