Hello! My name is Zoë Jasko, and I am a writer and performer. I live in Hertfordshire with my husband and four children. I am a trained singer, and am co-founder and creative director of Hertfordshire based Felici Opera.
I love telling stories and creating characters, whether that’s on the page or on the stage. It makes me happy to bring them alive to you in talks and readings.
My first book, What the Wind Saw: Short Stories from the Heart of Hertfordshire was published in 2022. It is a collection of stories inspired from my walks in the countryside around where I live: Welwyn Garden City, The Ayots, Hatfield, St Albans. Robert Voss, the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire wrote the foreword.
My second book, my debut novel released in March 2023, Hope is Daffodil Bright, is set on the home front in the second world war. It was inspired by a box of letters from soldiers I inherited from my grandmother who ran the WVS (Women’s Voluntary Service) canteen in Grantchester near Cambridge.
My third book, a second collection of (longer) short stories about pets and their owners is in production.
My books are published by the Hertfordshire independent publisher The Endless Bookcase.