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:



  • March 22: at “Not My Type” writers party, in Northampton, MA
  • March 24 Straw Dogs Writers Guild Tea with Jane 3-5, (sorry all slots filled)March 29-30 ConBUst at Smith College, Northapton MA


  • April 4: My band Three Ravens playing at Boston College
  • April 9: with Heidi Stemple, signing at the Blue Bunny Bookstore in Dedham MA (near Boston) 6:30
  • April 14: teaching at Bay Path College Writers 2-4 (I am on at the end of the day) Longmeadow, MA
  • April 18-22 in Minneapolis for Minicon Science Fiction Convention
  • April 20 Heidi and I signing and reading at the Red Balloon 10:30 in Minneapolis
  • April 26: In Northampton’s Center for Arts on Hawley Street, the launch of a new magazine, Linea. I have a piece in it and will be one of the readers.
  • April 28: 9:30-12:30 talking about writing picture books with Leslea Newman, sponsored by Straw Dog Writer’s Guild, sign up needed. Very small admission fee. Northampton, MA.
  • April 30, in Springfield, I read my Firebird book as the orchestra plays Stravinsky’s “Firebird”


  • May 3. Speaking at New England SCBWI in Springfield, MA
  • May 4 Heidi and I join a bunch of other writers/illustrators in Hudson NY for a book festival
  • May 5 Back at SCBWI in Springfield MA
  • May 11: Carle Museum in Amherst Mass launch of Heidi’s and my KITE FOR MOON with ilustrator Matt Phelan.
  • May 28 Signing at ABA at Javits Center in New York City (Manhattan)