Born in California with roots in Colorado and Oklahoma, Terra Trevor is the author of a diverse body of work and a contributor to 10 books, including The People Who Stayed: Southeastern Indian Writing After Removal (University of Oklahoma Press) Children of the Dragonfly: Native American Voices On Child Custody and Education (The University of Arizona Press). She is the author of Pushing up the Sky, a memoir widely anthologized. Her work and portrait is featured in Tending the Fire: Native Voices and Portraits (University of New Mexico Press). Her work also has appeared in numerous other books, magazines, anthologies, literary journals and online. She was raised in a verbal tradition rich with storytelling and is happiest near water.