Marnie Mueller was born in the Tule Lake Japanese American Segregation Camp in Northern California during WWII to Caucasian parents, young progressives, who went there to try to make an intolerable situation tolerable for those incarcerated there.

She is the author of three novels: GREEN FIRES: a novel of the Ecuadorian Rainforest; THE CLIMATE OF THE COUNTRY, set in the Tule Lake Segregation Camp; and MY MOTHER'S ISLAND, the story of her mother's death in a small Puerto Rican community outside San Juan.

Her Memoir/Biography, THE SHOWGIRL AND THE WRITER, about her friendship with a Nisei Showgirl who was incarcerated in Minidoka Camp in Idaho was published by Peace Corps Writers in July 2023.

Mueller's work has received numerous awards and citations, including an AMERICAN BOOK AWARD and a Barnes and Noble "Discover Great New Writers" selection.

Other Works