Terri Windling is an American writer, editor, and artist specializing in fantasy literature, folklore, and mythic arts. She has published over forty books, receiving nine World Fantasy Awards, the Mythopoeic Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the SFWA's Solstice Award for "outstanding contributions to the speculative fiction field as a writer, editor, artist, educator, and mentor." She writes articles on folklore, fairy tales, and fantasy; gives talks on these topics at universities, book festivals, and other venues; makes art inspired by folk tales, women's stories, and natural history; and is on the board of advisors for The Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales, and Fantasy (University of Chichester, UK).

A former New Yorker, she now lives with her British husband, dramatist & puppeteer Howard Gayton, in Devon, England.

From Sleeping Beauty by Arthur Rackham
For a longer biography: go here.

For links to her folklore & fairy tale essays available online: go here. (See the index in the right-hand column.)

Literary Agent: Christopher Schelling, Selectric Artists, New York.

Contact information: go here.



"This earth that we live on is full of stories in the same way that, for a fish,
the ocean is full of ocean. Some people say when we are born we’re born into stories.
I say we’re also born from stories."  - Ben Okri