Celia Drill and Amy Fontaine
Friday, April 6 at 7 p.m., Northtown Books welcomes Celia Drill and Amy Fontaine to read their latest work.
Celia Drill has written poetry for as long as she can remember. Post-highschool, she ventured behind the redwood curtain to attend Humboldt State University where she earned a BA in English and Journalism. Post-undergraduate, she earned an MFA at San Francisco State University. She then taught Creative Writing and various English courses for 15 years at a variety of colleges and universities in California. In 2006, her first book of poetry, Body of Crimson Leaves, was published by Backwaters Press. Her second book of poetry, Awake Through Dreams, was published in February, 2018 by Little Red Tree Press. Celia is currently sending out prose poems from a third poetry manuscript entitled Lost World. Celia still lives in her college town, Arcata, CA with her husband and 11-year old son. She is the owner of Positive Change Behavioral, a behavioral agency, and she is the founder of Reconnect Humboldt, a friendship group for teens and adults on the autism spectrum.
Amy Fontaine studied wildlife biology and writing at HSU, graduating in 2015. Her work as a biologist has taken her to wonderful places, including Yellowstone National Park and the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. When she's not conducting research on wild animals, she writes fantasy and science fiction stories about marvelous creatures. Mist, a fantasy tale about shapeshifting teens lost in a strange new world, is her first novel.