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Amber Polo

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in The United States
February 28




Years in libraries surrounded by stories.

Member Since
February 2009


Amber Polo’s lifelong love of libraries and dogs led to a fascination with lost ancient libraries and curiosity about why werewolves outnumbered dog-shifters in literature and inspired her urban fantasy series The Shapeshifters Library.

The mystical side of Sedona became the comic paranormal setting for Hearts in the Vortex. One day a plane flew past her office window and she turned her pen to her own airpark backyard and Heads in the Clouds was the result.

Author of award-winning fantasy and Arizona romances, Amber relaxes stressed writers and readers. Relaxing the Writer offers a catalog of suggestions and simple exercises while her calming CDs help almost anyone relax and find restful sleep.
After living in seven states, she’s settled in a

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Wired For Love

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Sacred Scarlets – Scarlet Macaws:
Big, Beautiful, Brilliant Birds
by Amber Polo

After hundreds of years Scarlet Macaws can again be seen at the ancient pueblos of the Verde Valley. Their dazzling feathers catching the sun under the Arizona skies.


Remains of macaws have been documented in early archaeological excavations at both Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments. The birds... Read more of this blog post »
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“American Wolf” tells the story of one
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message 3: by Amber

Amber Polo Hi Normalene,
Would love to send it to you. And Book 4!
May I send them to you through the library courier?

Normalene wrote: "Hi Amber,
Can you donate your third book (Recovered) to the library so I can find out what happens? Please?

Normalene Zeeman
Adult Services Lead Librarian
Prescott Public Library"

Normalene Hi Amber,
Can you donate your third book (Recovered) to the library so I can find out what happens? Please?

Normalene Zeeman
Adult Services Lead Librarian
Prescott Public Library

Melissa (ladybug) Hello Amber. :D Thank you for the friendship request. That is my dream job (Librarian) and my picture is of my Maltese mix puppy dog. (6yrs old) His name is Orion McDervish. :D

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