Hey there! I’m Amber, author of Wild in the Hollow, mother to the Haines Boys (4 in all), and wife of fellow-author Seth Haines (for 21 years).

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Amber C. Haines

Mama of 4 sons w/ @SethHaines. Author: #WildintheHollow. Has been. Hot wire. Dents in my minivan. Mother of plants. Prone to belief.