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

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

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

Mandarin Museum, 20th Annual Winter Celebration

December 9, 2019

Jacksonville, Florida

Book Signing, 12:00-1:00 pm – I’ll be signing books again at this annual event. The old County Dock, which was located adjacent to the museum grounds, is featured in my book Trouble on the St. Johns River. (My book was published in 2008 and the dock was destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in 2016 but is scheduled to be rebuilt.)

St. Joseph’s Catholic School

November 12, 2019

Jacksonville, Florida

Author Visit – I’ll be speaking to 3rd graders about Trouble on the St. Johns River; 4th graders about Voices in St. Augustine; and to the 5th graders about Lost in Boston.

Aventura Charter School

November 8, 2019

Aventura, Florida

Author Visit – Each year for the past five years, I have been invited to speak to the 4th graders at this South Florida school about my book Voices in St. Augustine. The students have always read my book before my presentation, making it especially meaningful for both of us.

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