Jane R. Wood


Pirates, Manatees, and Mysteries! Oh My!

Welcome to the world of Jane Wood books. Juvenile fiction author Jane R. Wood captures the imagination of young readers ages 8-14 through stories rich with mystery, adventure, and humor. Follow the escapades of the Johnson family, as 13-year-old Joey hears voices in St. Augustine, 9-year-old Bobby has a close encounter with a manatee, 5-year-old Katy meets a pirate on Amelia Island, Bobby thinks he sees a ghost in historic South Carolina, and they all explore some of America’s earliest historic landmarks while visiting Boston. Wood weaves the history and the environment of her settings into her storylines, making her books educational, as well as fun.

Voices in St. Augustine

Adventures on Amelia Island

Trouble on the St. Johns River

Ghosts on the Coast

Lost in Boston


Jane R. Wood's 5-Book Series Detail Flyer

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Voices in St. Augustine –

“This is a book for anyone who wants to know more about the country’s oldest city. The author has written a story that moves quickly and has a very nice ending that should lead to a series of novels about these characters.”

Midwest Book Review

Trouble on the St. Johns River

“Trouble on the St. Johns River is an informative and fact-based book for young readers that will inspire them to get involved in protecting wildlife and their habitats. It’s a motivational story about how children CAN and DO make a difference.”

Patrick M. Rose

Executive Director, Save the Manatee Club

Ghosts on the Coast

Ghosts on the Coast: A Visit to Savannah and the Low Country is a recipient of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products, and services. Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families. This book/product has been honored by this distinguished award.

Mom's Choice Awards

Something For Published Authors

Are you an author wondering how to market your book to schools? Award-winning author and former teacher Jane R. Wood shows how both teachers and students can benefit from a meaningful connection with a published author.

Many authors want to know how they can market their books to schools. Juvenile fiction author and former teacher Jane R. Wood shares the many strategies she has used since 2004 to successfully market and sell her books to schools.

In her book titled Schools: A Niche Market for Authors, authors and publishers will learn how to:

  • Contact schools
  • Create educational resources for books
  • Develop dynamic presentations for an author visit
  • Provide positive reinforcement to the schools’ curricula


Royal Palm Literary Award Winner

About Jane R. Wood

Jane R. Wood is the author of five award-winning juvenile fiction books and owner of Florida Kids Press. Wood says she fell in love with the magic of words in the 4th grade and has been writing ever since.



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Upcoming Events

Due to the current COVID19 situation, all of my in-person author visits to schools and speaking engagements have been suspended. I am still available for Skype sessions. You may contact me directly at  jane@janewoodbooks.com,  if interested. If you are a school, you can also schedule a session through the Skype in the Classroom program here.