In the world of paranormal fiction older kick ass chicks are definitely few and far between but then again, it depends on how you look at it. Take vampire books for instance, the heroine is usually in her 20’s but she could have easily been turned several hundred years ago so even though she looks young, her personality and vast knowledge paint a more accurate picture of her true age. Same thing goes for werewolves, in the later installments of Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series, Clay and Elena are actually in their forties with kids but they only look like they are in their early 30’s. They can also still kick a rogue’s butt with the best of ’em! So really, it all comes down to a matter of perspective.
Recently I reviewed In Still Darkness, Dianne Duvall’s short in the Predatory anthology, and I was surprised to see that the lead female character was actually human and 37 years old at that! I think this was the first time in who knows how long that I read a book where the heroine was pushing 40! All this to say, that there most definitely is such a thing as an older kick ass chick, you just have to know where to look.