Jo-Anne Rosen is an author of short fiction. Her stories have been published in print and online journals in Canada and the U.S.
Selected stories from a mini-collection, The Luckiest Man Alive, were performed at the New Short Fiction Series in Hollywood, California, on October 12, 2014.
Born in Toronto in 1944, transplanted to Miami, Florida at age 13, she was awarded a scholarship and fellowship to the University of Miami and earned a BA and MA in English literature. In the 70s she traveled all over the U.S. and Europe, by thumb and camper van. She lived and worked in San Francisco almost 30 years, as well as in Oregon and Germany. Her home since 1998 has been in Petaluma, California.
Jo-Anne is self-employed as a book and web designer and small press publisher. She established Wordrunner Publishing Services in the 80s, a print chapbook service in the 90s, and the literary zine Wordrunner eChapbooks in 2008.
In 2007 she was awarded a two-week writing residency at Soapstone in Oregon. She is presently co-editor of the Sonoma County Literary Update.
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