Claire Fontaine

Claire Fontaine is an author, national public speaker and certified life coach. With daughter Mia, she has written two memoirs, the bestselling ComeBack, about helping Mia overcome sexual and drug abuse, and Have Mother, Will Travel, an exploration of the mother/adult daughter bond set against the backdrop of an around-the-world adventure.

Claire speaks on the personal and societal costs of child sexual abuse and the power we all have within us to transform our lives and the world around us. She is committed to raising awareness of the epidemic of child sexual abuse.

Her coaching focuses on personal transformation and creating intentional, meaningful relationships–with yourself, with others and with life. She also has a ten-week program for women that explores the primal and powerful mother/daughter relationship; whether your bond is close, strained or broken, it’s a liberating, life-changing experience. Contact Claire at

Claire has degrees in film, design and art history. The only thing she enjoys more than books, art, history, food and hiking is enjoying them in other cultures and countries. She lives in Washington D.C.


Mia Fontaine

Mia Fontaine is an author, public speaker, and creative strategist. She published her first book at twenty-four, a memoir she co-authored with her mother, Claire, called ComeBack, that chronicled her tumultuous childhood. Following its debut, she began speaking nationally about the personal and social costs of child sexual abuse and the power within all of us to transform ourselves.

Mia’s second book, Have Mother, Will Travel, focused on the changing dynamic between mother and adult daughter. Also written with Claire, it is based on a trip they took around the world in which they studied mothers and daughters across countries and cultures, including the U.S.

In 2012, Mia moved to  New York City and began a second career helping other people and companies tell their stories. She currently lives in Brooklyn and works as a creative strategist for a thriving Manhattan startup. She continues to speak and write about the long-term cost of child abuse, and is brainstorming ideas for her next book, to be written solo.



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