Karrine & Co.

New York Times bestselling author

Karrine Steffans



Self Help, The Vixen Series, & More

For over a decade, through Steffans Publishing Enterprises, Karrine Steffans has authored, edited, and published eight titles, including the famed Vixen Series, self help manuals, a collection of poetry, and a comic. Upcoming titles include a fiction series, based loosely on actual events, and a self help series based on her lifestyle website, The Gorgeous Girl's Guide. Steffans Publishing also offers a bevy of literary services to interested authors and publishers.



Books & Services

Signed and unsigned books, as well as literary services are available at Steffans Publishing Enterprises.




She challenges sexual hypocrisy and exposes the many ways society gives men a free pass for sexual exploration, while repudiating women for sexual agency.
— Dr. Walter Kimbrough, PhD: President, Dillard University

[Karrine is] …one of the most important figures in pop culture to discuss gender, sexuality, and race.
— Dr. Monica Miller, PhD: Professor of Religion, Director of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Lehigh University

An erotic revolutionary who, almost singlehandedly, reshapes black sexual politics by inspiring fruitful discussion about female sexuality and mistreatment, and deconstructing gender double standards.
— Dr. Shayne Lee, PhD: Professor of Sociology at University of Houston

With insight and courage, Karrine probes and defies the ‘Culture of Shame’ that surrounds women who dare to speak out against gendered violence, exploitation and sexual abuse.
— Dr. Karin Stanford, PhD: Associate Dean, College of Humanities at California State University, Northridge

Her life experiences and how she has dealt with them not only inspire the students but also motivate them to make a difference.
— Dr. Thomas Landefeld, PhD: Professor of Biology and Pre-Health Advisor at California State University, Dominguez Hills


Keynote & Motivational


Since 2005, Karrine Steffans has served as keynote speaker, lecturer, classroom participant and teacher to a variety of universities and schools, as well as public and private organizations. With an extemporaneous and inspirational speaking style, the author connects with students, faculty, executives, and employees on a human level. Straightforward and emotional in her delivery, Steffans touches the hearts and expands the minds of all who have had the privilege of being in conversation with her.


Curriculum Vitae

  • Be an Agent of Change(California Southern University, Dominguez Hills)
  • Violence as a Language (California Southern University, Dominguez Hills)
  • I Cram to Understand: Hip Hop, Sex, Gender, and Ethical Behavior (Dillard University)  
  • Violence as a Language (Dillard University)
  • The Pertinence of the Black Female Experience: Its Recollection & Distribution (California State University, Northridge)
  • New Black Godz (Lehigh University)


Karrine Steffans

The author and her books have been featured on shows hosted by the likes of Paula Zahn, Donny Deutsch, Tyra Banks, Bill O’Reilly, Geraldo Rivera, Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, and the queen of daytime herself, Oprah Winfrey. Quite accidentally, the author also contributed satirical editorial to HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.  



Karrine & Co: The Academy

With over a decade of lecturing and teaching experience, Karrine Steffans continues to develop tutorials, email courses, and comprehensive workshops that help her readership live more fulfilling personal and professional lives. The Academy at Karrine & Co. continues and expands this tradition with a series of interactive lessons for personal and professional growth.


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The Academy

Enroll in The Academy today and take one of its available Master Classes or Quick Courses.



The Gorgeous Girl's Guide

Over the past decade, Karrine Steffans has blogged about her journey into better health and an improved quality of life. In 2012, she founded The Gorgeous Girl's Guide, a lifestyle website dedicated to educating and empowering its readership with lifestyle tips aimed at personal betterment.



The G3 Website

Boasting over ten lifestyle blogs, including recipes, beauty, and self help, The Gorgeous Girl's Guide is every woman's personal guide book to a better life.



The Gorgeous Girl's Guide to...

Each week, Karrine Steffans tantalizes with her podcast, The Gorgeous Girl's Guide to..., a brand extension of her lifestyle blog. With celebrity and noteworthy guests, The G3 Podcast inspires and empowers with lifestyle advice, belly laughs, and feminist undertones. As part of the Podcast One family, Karrine brings information and inspiration to her every-growing audience.


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The G3 Podcast

Never miss an episode of The Gorgeous Girl's Guide to.... Subscribe on iTunes, or on The Podcast One app, or listen online.




After contributing several viral pieces to Time Inc.'s xoJane.com, Karrine is back with a weekly column focused on female reproductive wellness by way of her own personal fertility journey. Realizing the female reproductive system is for more than just making babies, Steffans prepares for a better grounded life and healthier relationships, while preparing for pregnancy.


Read Karrine's

Fertility Journal

Publishing every Tuesday, beginning November 1, 2016, keep up with Karrine's healthy preparation for baby number two.