Cristin Terrill (she/her)

“I love working with students because it gives me the chance to let them in on the secrets I never knew when I was their age: you don’t have to be perfect at something the first time you try it, we’re all just making it up as we go along and doing our best, and you have something worth saying that can only come from you.”


Cristin Terrill is the author of the young adult novels The Stars Between Us, Here Lies Daniel Tate and All Our Yesterdays, winner of the International Thriller Writers’ Award for Best Young Adult Novel, a YALSA pick for best young adult fiction, and one of Kirkus’ Best of the year and has been translated into more than a dozen languages. 

Cristin is also a highly sought-after ghost writer and creative writing instructor who founded Wordsmith Workshops in 2015 with fellow author Beth Revis. They hold writing residential retreats around the country for new and aspiring authors and offer online workshops, seminars, and productivity communities.  

Cristin grew up in Texas and attended Vassar College and the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as a stage manager on both sides of the pond, at places like Shakespeare’s Globe and the Tricycle Theatre in London and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. 

Cristin now lives in upstate New York with a small herd of cats.

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