Terra Trevor is a writer who draws from her mixedblood Native roots and the natural world. She is a contributor to 15 books, the author of two memoirs, and more than 1000 essays and articles. 

She writes from a mixed-race perspective, and is known for her storytelling to address spirituality, family ties, her identity as a mixedblood and connection to the landscape. Her stories illuminate our humanity, remind us to be open, to connect, to hope, 
to question—or bring change. 

Her work and portrait are featured in Tending the Fire: Native Voices and Portraits (University of New Mexico Press). Her work is also included in Children of the Dragonfly: Native American Voices on Child Custody and Education (The University of Arizona Press), The People Who Stayed: Southeastern Indian Writing After Removal (University of Oklahoma Press), Voices Confronting Pediatric Brain Tumors (Johns Hopkins University Press), Take A Stand: Art Against Hate (A Raven Chronicles Anthology), Birthed from Scorched Hearts: Women Respond to War (Fulcrum Publishing), Yellow Medicine Review, and in numerous other books, anthologies and literary journals.

Photo by Chris Felver

In addition to writing, Terra has worked as a director with American Indian Health. As a coordinator with a pediatric brain tumor organization, as a director of volunteers with Hospice. As a coordinator with a family exchange program in South Korea. At a youth crisis shelter for homeless teens. As a volunteer with CASA as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for at-risk and foster youth in transition. In schools and within Native Writers' Circle of the Americas mentoring core. 
 
Of Cherokee, Lenape, Seneca, German descent, she is the granddaughter of sharecroppers, with roots in Oklahoma, Colorado and California. She grew up in Compton, California, within a large extended family of cousins, grandparents and great-grandparents, in a banjo and mixedblood fiddle tradition, rich with storytelling and music. 
 
When she is not writing, she is wandering hills and valleys with grandkids and dogs. A devotee of soup-making, long walks, sunrise, sunset and moonlight, she lives on the Central California Coast, and in the Santa Cruz Mountains.