Joanna Rose is the author of the award-winning novel Little Miss Strange (Pacific Northwest Booksellers Assn Fiction Prize). Other work has appeared in ZYZZYVA, Story Magazine, Artisan Journal, High Desert Journal, Oregon Humanities, Cream City Review, and Northern Lights. Her poetry has appeared in Windfall, Cloudbank, Bellingham Review, Clackamas Literary Review, Portland Review, and the on-line journals 2Grlz Review, Marco Polo Arts, Cream City Review, and Four and Twenty. Her story A Good Crack and Break is in the Forest Avenue Press anthology, The Rain, and the Night, and the River. Her essay The Thing with Feathers (OR Humanities) is named a Notable in 2015 Best American Essays, and she is a winner of The Attic Institute's Winter Writing Contest in non-fiction for her essay, "Commemorative Plates.
She's listing all this because she's weird when it comes to writing about herself, even when it's in third person. For more of that kind of stuff, go to Writing & Writings. Rose City Stories maybe too.
She is known to readers of the Oregonian as a regular reviewer on the books page and contributor to Poet's Corner. She started out with the Dangerous Writers oh so many years ago, and now she and her teaching partner Stevan Allred host the regular Pinewood Table prose critique group, (see Intentional Ducati). She teaches youth and adults around Portland for Writers in the Schools, Wordstock, and Young Musicians and Artists. She also teaches at the beach. Any time she can, at the beach. Her goals in life are to get her new novel (A Small Crowd of Strangers) published (soon) and live at the beach (someday).