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 English writing from Humboldt State University. I’ve studied hyenas in Kenya, wolves in Yellowstone National Park, and fishers in the northern Sierras, among many other places and critters. In October 2020, I will begin my MSc at Bar-Ilan University, studying honesty in communication using rock hyraxes as a model.
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 researching animals, I spend my time roaming wild places, playing guitar, doodling, stargazing, and learning as much as I can. As a Christian witch and a Unitarian Universalist, I care deeply about connecting with something greater than myself and making the world a better place.
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!