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:



  • 8: Launching the picture book MONSTER ACADEMY with Heidi Stemple at the Carle Museum in Amherst. probably early afternoon.
  • 22: Princeton NJ with Heidi Stemple, children’s book festival.
  • 23: My band, THREE RAVENS in Voorheesville. We are on either at 7 or 8. Will have to check.
  • 29: Chappaqua children’s book festival with Heidi Stemple with Heidi Stemple.


  • 6: Warwick, NY Children’s Book Festival with Heidi Stemple.
  • 12: Band THREE RAVENS playing at Smith College’s Sweeny Concert Hall at 8.
  • 13: Heidi Stemple and I at bookstore near Boston/RI border A n Unlikely Story
  • 20: speaking at Rutgers
  • 21: Heidi and I at the Lenox Bookstore, Lenox MA at 3.


  • 2-4 Rochester NY Children’s Book Fair with Heidi Stemple
  • 4: Saratoga Springs Book Store with Heidi Stemple at
  • Rest of November includes a speaking engagement at the Mazza Museumin Ohio and a week long teaching writing the Highlights Conference Center in Honesdale PA.


  • 8: back for another book launch at the Carle.