Hi, I’m Amy Clare Fontaine!  I’ve been brimming with stories since I was born.  I have a bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology with a minor in writing from Humboldt State University. I’ve studied hyenas in Kenya, wolves in Yellowstone National Park, and fishers in the northern Sierras. I write fantasy, science fiction, and poetry—about animals, magic, shapeshifters, outer space, love, adventure, and a menagerie of other things. In addition to writing and studying animals, I spend my time roaming wild places, playing guitar, doodling, stargazing, helping out, and learning as much as I can.  These days, the place I call home is a lovely town called McKinleyville in northern California, but I’ve been known to wander the globe.  Thank you for your interest in my work!

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