Amy Boyer has loved the natural world and writing since she was a child on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, an overgrown sandbar that will be underwater if sea level rises much higher. Today she lives in Northern California and cherishes the wonder, fragility, and resilience of its wildly diverse ecosystems. She is also fascinated by the response of the human heart and spirit to nature.
She has combined these loves in various ways: working with the Putah-Cache Bioregion Project years ago; freelance writing and editing for local environmental groups; and, for seven years, facilitating a holistic in-prison gardening program with Insight Garden Program.
Along the way she worked for University of California Press, managing their electronic editing system and coordinating their ebook program, and has trained in interfaith chaplaincy. She also enjoys gardening, kayaking, and learning new languages.