What They Don't Know, a collection of short fiction by Jo-Anne Rosen, is available on Amazon in paperback as well as in Kindle and Smashwords editions. It can also be borrowed from the Sonoma County library in print and electronic editions.

What They Don't Know: Selected Fiction. Jo-Anne H. Rosen

Word by Word, KRCB FM (91.3)
Jo-Anne's interview with Gil Mansergh and readings from What They Don't Know, broadcast on Sunday, January 8, 2017, is available on a podcast.

Past Events

Off the Page Readers Theater performed “Driving in the Dark”at a festive holiday meeting of Redwood Writers Club, Saturday, December 17, 2022. It can be viewed on YouTube:
“Driving in the Dark,” is at about 24 minutes, 40 seconds.

Off the Page Readers Theater: “Detour”
Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13, 2021,
7:00 p.m.; Sunday, November 14, 2021, 3:00 p.m.
Off the Page performed “Driving in the Dark,” a story by Jo-Anne Rosen, plus poems and stories by nine other local authors (Sandra Anfang, David Beckman, Shayna Billings, Diane Budo, Craig Harris, John Heide, Gene Hottel, Hilary Susan Moore, Laurie Reaume) at Church of the Oaks, 160 West Sierra, Cotati.

Off the Page Readers Theater: “What Goes Around...”
Friday, January 18-Saturday, January 19, 2019, 7:30 p.m. in Santa Rosa and Sunday, January 20, 3:00 p.m. in Seabastopol. Off the Page performed "Family Again," a story by Jo-Anne published in The Amsterdam Quarterly (September 2018). Copperfield's Bookstore, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa and Abacus, 101, Sebastapol.

The Write Spot to Jumpstart Your Writing: Discoveries
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 2:30-3:45 p.m. Readings from an anthology edited by Marlene Cullen, in which three flash fictions by Jo-Anne are published. Part of the first annual Wine Country Spoken Word Festival. At Della Fattoria, 141 Petaluma Blvd., Petaluma.

Sunday, October 22, 2:00 p.m., 2017. Writers from Marlene Cullen’s and Susan Bono’s Jumpstart Writing Workshops will read excerpts from The Write Spot to Jumpstart Your Writing: Discoveries, a unique interactive book revealing techniques to ignite imaginative writing. Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. Jumpstart Writing details:

Readers Theater: Bold Moves
Friday, June 9-Saturday, June 10 and Friday, June 16, 2017, 7:30 p.m. Off the Page Readers Theater performed “A Devil of a Girl,” one of the stories in What They Don't Know, at Copperfield's Bookstore, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa and Subud Hall, Sebastapol.

Copperfield's Books and Redwood Writers
Spotlight on Fiction
Tuesday, February 28
, 2017, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Copperfield's Books (Montgomery Village), Santa Rosa

This Redwood Writers series features local writers talking about and reading from their books, as well as answering readers' questions. What They Don't Know was in the spotlight for February. It was a wonderful evening since most of the audience already had read the book and had stimulating questions to ask. Below are photos from that reading as well as the original book launch at Iota Press in May 2015.


audience at Copperfield's reading
Jo-Anne at Copperfield's Jo-Anne with Linda Reid at book launch
Book launch at Iota Press

Readers Theater: Lost and Found
Spring, 2016, Off the Page Readers Theater performed “Grungy's Leg” in Sebastapol and Cotati. The story subsequently was published as "I Found Your Leg" in Spank the Carp, Pond 51, June 1, 2019, and in its annual print anthology.


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