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Photo by Chris Felver

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Terra Trevor is an essayist, memoirist, nonfiction and short story writer of a diverse body of work. She values the collective experience. In addition to her solo work she collaborates with other writers across genres and is a contributing author of 10 books, including The People Who Stayed: Southeastern Indian Writing After Removal (The University of Oklahoma Press) Children of the Dragonfly: Native American Voices On Child Custody and Education (The University of Arizona Press) and Tending the Fire: Native Voices (forthcoming from The University of New Mexico Press).

Her memoir, Pushing up the Sky: A Mother’s story, is widely anthologized. Terra’s personal narrative is included in Voices: Confronting Pediatric Brain Tumors (Johns Hopkins University Press).

She is a contributor to many magazines, literary journals and blogs including News From Native California, Yellow Medicine Review and The Huffington Post. 

Within Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers mentoring core, and the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas, she helps beginning and emerging writers refine their skills.

Born in 1953 to a mixed blood family of Cherokee, Delaware, Seneca and German descent, raised in southeast Los Angeles with roots in Colorado and Oklahoma, her life was divided into two seasons; winter and camping. The home she carries within is mountains and pine trees.