School Visits


I am now scheduling Author Visits to Schools for the 2023-2024 school year.

I am also offering Virtual Author Visits and can do presentations for other school events.

Contact Jane at or call 904-268-9572.

School Visits — Booking Information

My standard school presentation lasts 60 minutes. I spend 30 minutes talking about how and why I write my books; how I do the research; and then I focus on the writing process, with special emphasis on editing and re-writing. I also share photographs and anecdotes about the people, places, and animals featured in my books. I take questions for about 15 minutes, and leave 15 minutes at the end to autograph and personalize books for students who want to purchase their own copies.

My school visit is much more meaningful for the students if they have read one of my books before I present. Schools may purchase my books at a discount price when ordered directly from me using the Discount Order Form for Schools. A copy of the school’s Tax Exempt Certificate should accompany the order. Often students want to purchase their own copies, as well. These books may be pre-ordered and I will autograph and personalize them for each student. I have a form that can be sent home to parents in advance of my visit.

“Every year I invite Mrs. Wood to my school for an author visit. The students are always so excited to meet her. She speaks to the children about the writing process and the topics in her books. Her visit is always a highlight of the year!” 

McCall Thoemke

3rd Grade Teacher, St. Johns Country Day School

“I read the book Voices in St. Augustine by Jane Wood. It was a fun adventure/mystery book about a boy who needs to do a project about Florida. It is engaging and a book that you won’t be able to put down. It is a good level for all and super fun to read. It teaches you about St. Augustine while you get a little fiction too.” 


Full Time 4th Grader

“Being able to have Mrs. Wood as a guest speaker was like the icing on the cake. Hearing her speak about what inspires her to write and seeing pictures of where she conducts her research was motivation to even the most reluctant readers to pick up her books and give them a try.”

Kimberly Niebauer

Gifted Teacher, Loretto Elementary

“I think I speak for all the 4th grade students and teachers, when I say thank you for your amazing ‘visit.’ I even thought Zooming with you was even more personal and seemed more meaningful for some reason. The students got so much out of it and learned so much about your books and the writing process. The students LOVED it!  Even saying, ‘this is the best day ever.’ ” 

Beth Greenberg

Aventura City of Excellence School

“Oh, my goodness, my students are obsessed! We do a book talk every morning and four of them are reading Jane Wood’s books and they tell me they “can’t put them down.” They really enjoy the interactions between the characters! I am so grateful that we were able to connect with her through Skype. I feel she has truly made a difference in my students’ lives!!”

Danielle Hernandez

5th Grade Teacher, Holiday Hill Elementary

“It’s a powerful moment when you see children make a connection between the words on the page and the author who brought them to life. It’s one thing for kids to read books, but the chance to meet the author and hear what it’s like to write a book, that’s an experience they’ll remember for a lifetime.”

Clare Dubas

Media Specialist, Mayport Elementary


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

Download the flyer detailing each of Jane R. Woods Books.


I have developed numerous teacher resources, including

  • Vocabulary Words
  • Discussion Questions
  • Links to websites relevant to each book

as well as some student activities like Word Scrambles and Electronic Scavenger Hunts. All of these resources can be found accompanying each book on their respective Shop Page.

Discounts for Schools:

Discounts are offered to schools. Payment may be made with a check, purchase order, or with Visa or MasterCard. Complete the School Discount Order Form and mail it to the address listed on the form, or scan it and email it to


Half-day: Two one-hour sessions for $350.

All day: Four one-hour sessions for $600.

Please contact me directly at 904-268-9572 or,
if you are interested in scheduling an Author Visit to your school.

View My Upcoming Events

Voices in St. Augustine

Adventures on Amelia Island

Trouble on the St. Johns River

Ghosts on the Coast

Lost in Boston

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