Note to teachers: After twenty-five years of doing them, I have retired from making school visits. However, I still answer all snail and e-mail from my readers. And I am also willing to do conference calls or online chats with your students and I am on SKYPE if that will help. I can be reached at If I am in your neighborhood for a conference or signing or storytelling presentation, I hope you will stop by and visit for a while.

Jane’s Calendar:


  • September 18-19: Georgia Book Festival
  • October 1: Illinois, giving keynote, two panels
  • October 4: Signing books with Heidi  Conway MA Fall Festival
  • October 17: Rhode Island Book Fest
  • November 5: Keynoter for Framingham University, Framingham MA Children’s Lit Festival
  • November 7: Rochester (NY)  Book Fair
  • November 8: Rochester Jewish Book Fair
  • November 13-15: Charleston SC YA Book Fest
  • November 19: Minneapolis NCTE
  • December 3: with Mira Bartok at Orange (MA) library