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Upcoming Events

Would you like to meet Jane R. Wood in person? You can meet her at these upcoming speaking engagements and events.

Publish with Purpose Virtual Summit

October 9, 2019

Featured Speaker

3:30pm EST

I will be one of the featured speakers on the Publish with Purpose Virtual Summit that will take place October 7-11, 2019. Writers will hear proven strategies from more than a dozen speakers on how to increase the likelihood of success. I will be speaking on Schools as a Niche Market for Authors on Wednesday, October 9, at 3:30 PM EST. This is a free event.

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Frankfurt Book Fair

October 16, 2019

Frankfurt, Germany

The Frankfurt Book Fair is the world’s largest trade fair for books, based on the number of publishing companies represented, as well as the number of visitors. I am going there to meet with international book distributors.

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.

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.

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.)

News & Updates

IBPA Member Spotlight: IBPA Affiliate Florida Authors & Publishers Association

Sept. 19, 2019
IBPA Independent

IBPA is proud to be affiliated with 20 regional and specialty independent publishing associations across the United States. IBPA members find that networking within these groups benefits their success in the independent publishing industry, and helps them build connections on a more local level.

Featured Author on SWFL Online News

Feb. 18, 2019
SWFL Online News

In this week’s edition of “Between the Covers,” we feature multiple award-winning author, Jane R. Wood.

Jane Wood is no stranger to speaking in front of audiences. She is a former teacher and has a natural way of connecting with her young readers. In fact, this weekend, Jane was on hand at the Amelia Island Book Festival teaching students again, but this time as a hand-picked featured author for the county’s Literacy Day.

Good news: Jacksonville author’s latest book receives Mom’s Choice Award

April 3, 2015
The Florida Times-Union

One of Jane Wood’s books traveled to Duval County classrooms last year. And the characters in her latest, Lost in Boston, traveled north to the Massachusetts capital. Wood’s fifth book in her juvenile fiction series for grades 3-5 was released this year.

Teacher-turned-author Inspires Middle Schoolers to Take Action for the Environment

April 9, 2012
Entro Magazine

Author Jane Wood has a fascination for history, a deep lover of nature and a mission to inspire children to learn about their communities and want them to make a difference in the world around them. Currently at work on her fifth book in a series targeted to kids nine through fourteen, Jane is buoyed by the response to her previous works. Story on page 16.

Read, Write, Repeat

June 10, 2012
Jacksonville Magazine

Jane Wood’s book featured in Jacksonville Magazine, June 2012 – An article entitled “Read, Write, Repeat” discusses how Jane Wood’s book Trouble on the St. Johns River was used by a group of third graders to learn about ecology. It also profiles Jane’s involvement with a company, Get Book Savvy, that she and fellow author Frances Keiser created to help aspiring authors get their books published. Story on pages 36-37.

Mandarin Authors to Share Book Publishing Secrets

September 8, 2011
The Florida Times-Union

Mandarin resident Jane Wood is a fun lady. When not speaking in schools, researching new projects or writing, the juvenile fiction author specializes in capturing the imagination through stories packed with mystery, adventure and humor.

Wood’s books – Ghosts on the Coasts: A Visit to Savannah and the Low Country, Adventures on Amelia Island: A Pirate, a Princess, and Buried Treasure, Trouble on the St. Johns River and Voices in St. Augustine – have been a hit with young readers everywhere.

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