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writers.com - Check here to find out about my class on writing picture books! Join me! We'll have a blast and learn a lot about creating these magical books!

LoonSong - A few years ago my friend Debby Dahl Edwardson invited Marion Dane Bauer and me to her tiny island in upstate Minnesota to talk about her dream of holding a children's writers retreat in this magical place that had shaped her as a writer. Marion and I fell in love with the beauty and energy of Elbow Lake. The three of us spent days imagining what could be. The next year, we did it again. Thus was LoonSong born. If you need inspiration, relaxation, and connection, come join us for lectures, workshops, and sunset cruises! It is a retreat like no other!


Public speaking is one of my favorite parts of the writing life. I enjoy sharing my passion for putting words on paper with readers and writers of all ages. Some of my favorite topics are:

* My Writing Life (Includes a short PowerPoint presentation.)
* Writing Historical Fiction
* Researching Historical Fiction
* "Where do you get your ideas?" Turning daily experience into story.

I'm open to tailoring my presentation to your needs. I love being challenged to think about something new!

I have given presentations to large and small school groups from preschool through high school, in person and via video conference. I've also spoken to teachers groups, writers groups, children's book writers conferences, church groups, parent organizations, and college and university classes.

My rates vary depending on type of presentation and distance from my home in Western Massachusetts.


Email me at write2me@janebuchanan.com for more info on my class or about LoonSong or to arrange a speaking engagement.