Amy Stewart lives in Eureka, California, with her husband Scott Brown, co-founder and editor of Fine Books & Collections magazine. They own an antiquarian bookstore called Eureka Books and tend a flock of unruly hens in their backyard.
Stewart's essays and commentaries have appeared in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Garden Design, Organic Gardening, and elsewhere. She's been featured on NPR, Good Morning America and CBS Sunday Morning. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) granted her a Creative Writing Fellowship for 2006.