JANE WOOD BOOKS | Mystery and Adventure Make Reading Fun for Kids
Jane R. Wood will attend IBPA’s Publishing University 2016 on a full scholarship from the Floria Writers and Publishers Association.
One of Jane Wood’s books traveled to Duval County classrooms last year. And the characters in her latest, Lost in Boston, traveled north to the Massachusetts capital. Wood’s fifth book in her juvenile fiction series for grades 3-5 was released this year.
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Jane Wood’s book featured in Jacksonville Magazine, June 2012 - An article entitled “Read, Write, Repeat” discusses how Jane Wood’s book Trouble on the St. Johns River was used by a group of third graders to learn about ecology. It also profiles Jane’s involvement with a company, Get Book Savvy, that she and fellow author Frances Keiser created to help aspiring authors get their books published. Story on pages 36-37.
Author Jane Wood has a fascination for history, a deep lover of nature and a mission to inspire children to learn about their communities and want them to make a difference in the world around them. Currently at work on her fifth book in a series targeted to kids nine through fourteen, Jane is buoyed by the response to her previous works. Story on page 16.
Mandarin resident Jane Wood is a fun lady. When not speaking in schools, researching new projects or writing, the juvenile fiction author specializes in capturing the imagination through stories packed with mystery, adventure and humor.
Wood’s books - Ghosts on the Coasts: A Visit to Savannah and the Low Country, Adventures on Amelia Island: A Pirate, a Princess, and Buried Treasure, Trouble on the St. Johns River and Voices in St. Augustine - have been a hit with young readers everywhere.
While much in demand to share her stories with children in classrooms around Northeast Florida, the award-winning author also has been asked for advice from other writers wanting to follow in her publishing footsteps. To meet the demand, Wood and Frances Keiser, another award-winning children’s author with Sagaponack Books, have been teaching book publishing courses.