Terra Trevor is an essayist and memoirist. She is a contributor to 15 books and the author of two memoirs. Her new memoir, We Who Walk the Seven Ways, is forthcoming from University of Nebraska Press, Spring 2023. 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), Unpapered: Writers Consider Native American Identity and Cultural Belonging (forthcoming from University of Nebraska Press), Voices Confronting Pediatric Brain Tumors (Johns Hopkins University Press), Take A Stand: Art Against Hate (A Raven Chronicles Anthology), and in numerous other books, anthologies and literary journals. She lives with her family on the Central California Coast, and in the mountains in Northern California.

Terra is the granddaughter of sharecroppers, with roots in Oklahoma and Colorado. She grew up in a large extended family in a banjo and fiddle tradition, rich with storytelling and music. Her essays and memoirs are infused and shaped by her Cherokee, Lenape, Seneca roots, her identity as a mixedblood, and her connection to the landscape. She came of age in Compton, California, but calls the mountains home. 
 
In addition to writing, she has worked as a director with American Indian Health. As a coordinator with a pediatric brain tumor organization, as a director with hospice. In South Korea with a family exchange program. 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 with writers and storytellers mentoring cores. 

When she’s not writing, Terra gives readings, and visits book clubs to talk about her books with the people who read them.

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