JOELLE FRASER graduated from the University of Hawaii and has MFAs from Eastern Washington University and the University of Iowa.
A two-time MacDowell Fellow, Fraser has published two memoirs and her award-winning work has appeared in many literary journals, including Pangyrus, Hawaii Pacific Review, High Desert Journal, Michigan Quarterly Review, Fourth Genre, Crazyhorse, Zyzzyva, and The Iowa Review. She lives in Reno, NV.
Memoir teacher at Muse.
I edit essays and memoirs.
Clients have placed essays in the NYT Modern Love column, The Sun magazine, Hippocampus Magazine, and many others.
Noah at the outhouse
THE TERRITORY OF MEN: a Memoir (Random House 2002)
THE FOREST HOUSE: a Journey into the Landscape of Love, Loss, and Starting Over (Counterpoint Press 2013).
A craft essay that explores anticlimactic endings. Published in The Brevity Blog.
An essay about connecting with one's elderly mother. Published in The Manifest-Station.
An essay about a young boy's dogs who go missing in a snowstorm and his bitterly divorced parents who search for them. Published in The Atticus Review.
An essay about finding gratitude at the humble laundromat. Published in Pangyrus.
An essay about what mothers mean. Published in Brevity.
An essay about moms accepting moms. Published in the Huffington Post.
An essay about dating as a single mom. Published in the Huffington Post.
Noted in Best American Essays, this essay is about a tragedy in a small town. Published in Crazyhorse.
An essay about the effects of a maximum security prison on a small town. It inspired the PBS documentary, "Prison Town, USA." Published in Michigan Quarterly Review.