Trista Mateer is a writer and visual artist who began putting words on paper at twelve and never found a good enough reason to stop. Now the author of multiple bestselling poetry collections, Mateer is based in Maryland and writing full-time.
Mateer first gained traction in the literary scene with her eponymous blog, started in 2013. And in 2015 she won the Goodreads Choice Award for poetry with her self-published edition of The Dogs I Have Kissed.
After transitioning to sharing work on Instagram, Mateer now has over one hundred thousand followers across platforms. Her social media success lead to the release of two collections with Central Avenue Publishing. Honeybee was released in 2018 with Aphrodite Made Me Do It following in 2019. Both books hit shelves with glowing reviews from readers.
Mateer is currently focusing on making art however it comes out, whether it's poetry or prose or literal hands-in-paint art. Her upcoming projects include: mythic love poems, poetry about yelling at the stars, and a novel about waitressing.
Trista Mateer is represented by Penny Moore of Aevitas Creative.
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