Jo Haraf

About me

Jo Haraf lives in the San Francisco Bay area and is active in the local literary scene including the HNS and the California Writers Club – Marin Branch.

Jo’s working on a collection of short stories set in New York in the 1920s. Her characters stand one step outside history’s spotlight during some of the period’s iconic moments including Lindbergh’s trip to Paris, the Yankee’s first World Series win, Jack Dempsey’s loss to Gene Tunney.

From my website

Announcing 1000 Words!

I’m delighted to announce that the Winter 2015 issue of One Thousand Words is now available for Kindle Fire and the Kindle App at Amazon.com! In One Thousand Words, four talented—and brief—authors share 250-word stories inspired by a single photograph. Literally, one picture equals one thousand words.   An early reader called our Winter 2015 Café issue…

Review: In the Dark by Deborah Moggach

Deborah Moggach’s sixteenth novel, In the Dark, masterfully recreates London during the Great War, focusing not on the trenches but on the inhabitants of a shabby Southwark boarding house. With the help of her hormone-ravaged son Ralph and maid-of-all-duties Winnie, Eithne Clay, a war widow, rents rooms to a showgirl-loving dandy bound…

In Game Nine of The World Series…

I realize it took me three tries to pass calculus, but even I know that 5 + 3 = 8 and 5 + 2 = 7. But those right answers look wrong if you’re talking about the World Series. The National League vs. American league playoff has always been a…

 
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