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:





  • 1: Webinar 12×12 at 10 a.m.
  • 2: Conway Mass Festival of Hills signing books with Heidi
  • 8: Warwick, NY Book Festival with Heidi, signing books
  • 13-16: Picture Book Boot Camp #5 Hatfield, MA
  • 21: Monster Reading Easthampton MA
  • 22: Awa’ with the Fairies—poetry/songs with Lui Collins, Donna Hebert, me
  • 26: Washington D.C. Green Earth Book Awards Hyatt Regency (with Melianie Cataldo, for Stranded Whale)
  • 27-29: World Fantasy Convention, Columbus, Ohio Toastmistress and n panels, and a reading


  • 2: Political Poetry Reading with Rich Michelson, Leslea Newman, Andrew Hairston, Bill Newman Northampton, Mass at Forbes Library
  • 12: Rochester (NY) Book Fair signing books with Heidi and loads of other great writers and illustrators


  • 18: Carle Museum Chanukah Book Panel: with Barbara Goldin, Leslea Newman, Mordicai Gerstein, Rich Michelsen and me