Jo Haraf

About me

Jo Haraf lives in the San Francisco Bay area and is active in the local literary scene where she is a Board member of the California Writers Club – Marin Branch.

Jo is spending most of her time in the 1800s working on a fictional biography of Lady Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s only legitimate daughter and the world’s first computer programmer.

From my website

Linked Short Story Collections

Linked story collections combine the best of the short story (quick read, compressed action) with the long arc and multiple characters of a well-crafted novel. Individual stories are unique, like a single stem in an English Garden, but when combined with flowers unlike themselves, their power to amaze increases. Lately, I came across a list of…

The Past in the Present

When in New York City for longer than a plane change, I visit either the Lower East Side Tenement Museum or a Broadway play. On my last trip, I settled into my balcony aisle seat for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Allow me to gush. What’s not to love about a well-staged,…

A Log of Monologues

From time to time I become smitten with an element of craft. These days, I’m head over heels for monologues. In this blog, I’ll list a few of the most memorable soliloquies I’ve encountered in my readings. Check these links for Retrospective Narrators and Linked Story collections. Please share your favorite…

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