Trista is native to St. Louis, Missouri, born sometime in the Spring.
She attended Catholic parochial school from ages 5 to 18. She maintains a place in her heart for its colorful history, architecture, and unyielding stronghold on christian teachings worldwide, though she, herself, does not practice religion.
At age 12, Trista was informed that her 18 year old brother was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer – Glioblastoma Multiforme. At age 15, Trista buried her brother. (He died 5 months after his 21st birthday.) This incident sent Trista on a scavenger hunt through her brother’s old things, discovering his love for fantasy novels, gaming/roleplaying, science fiction, as well as his amazing talent – drawing. She discovered, much too late, the two of them had so much in common…
During high school, Trista was rather socially isolated, dressed in black, and frequently referred to as “Death.” At one point she was coined as a lesbian, and had received numerous death threats on account of the rumor. In her upperclassman years, she joined a writers guild as well as the National Art Honors Society, and from there her talents did not cease.
Trista graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and studied Psychology, Writing, Studio Art, and Anthropology. She worked in Special Education for ten years, teaching children with autism how to read and write.
She describes her career in Special Education as, “Beautifully challenging; no greater feat yields such personal reward as teaching a child to read…”
Trista is married but publishes under her maiden name. She happily resides with her husband – a man of education, performing arts, and theater sound design – in St. Louis.
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by Trista DiGiuseppi
Price: $4.99 USD. 67110 words.
Published on October 3, 2011. Fiction.
On post-apocalyptic Earth, a soldier hunts tirelessly for her lost husband. But her search reveals more about her past than she ever anticipated. Cast into exile, she finds herself stranded on a strange and savage planet.
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- The Land of Fear
on Aug. 04, 2011
This was a powerful, and enchanting, short story. It beautifully wove into a very moving tale about good vs evil. The tempo at which Woodall's words flowed was quite smooth and pulled me in from the absolute beginning. I very much enjoyed this and downloaded additional work of his.