A Selection of Accolades, Interviews, & More

Longlist: Crooks Corner Book Prize 2023



IN CIRCLING FLIGHT selected for the longlist of 11th annual Crooks Corner Book Prize for best debut novels of the American South. 




Presenter: Agee Online Reading Series, Pellissippi State

Winner: Brighthorse Prize in the Novel



Winner of the 2019 Brighthorse Prize in the Novel,

award & publication for IN CIRCLING FLIGHT





"Raising Our Voices" Guest Reader



Featured fiction writer, Carlow University MFA's monthly social justice reading series, "Raising Our Voices," April 2022 




Fish Publishing Flash Fiction Contest 2021


"[mohr-ning] [suhn]"

Long-listed for the Fish Publishing International Flash Fiction Award 2021

Cork, Ireland



Hollins University Guest Lecturer


Spoke on "Controversies in Children's Literature" for the Hollins University graduate programs in children's writing and illustration, June 2020.


So Booking Cool Podcast



Podcast interview by Jewel B. with So Booking Cool, March 2020.


 Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts Fellowship



Fellow and Writer-In-Residence at Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts, Fairhope Alabama, 2018.





Asheville Writers' Workshop Hard Times Contest


"The Visits"

Honorable Mention, Asheville Writers' Workshop Hard Times Contest, 2018;

Long-listed for Fish Publishing Short Memoir Prize 2018, Cork, Ireland. 



Q&A with Eastern Iowa Review


Interview with Eastern Iowa Review, 2017.




Colm Tóibín International Short Story Competition



Short-listed for the 2016 Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award

Wexford Literary Festival, Wexford, Ireland.



Leapfrog Press Global Fiction Competition



Leapfrog Press Global Fiction Award for the Novel 2016,

Honorable Mention for WAY OUT FARM.




Featured Reader at Celebration of Appalachian Storytellers


Guest author, Shepherd University Celebration of Appalachian Storytellers, 2015.




The Dana Awards



"Flight" -- Finalist for the 2015 Dana Award for the Novel.




Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) Fellowship



Fellow and Writer-In-Residence at VCCA, Mt. San Angelo, 2014.




Sean O'Faolain International Short Story Competition


"All God's Children Gonna Take A Ride"

“Highly Recommended” work in Ireland’s 2014 Sean O’Faolain International Short Story Prize competition, Munster Literature Center, Ireland; second place in the 2014 Virginia Golden Nib short story competition (chapter level); nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize.



Writerhouse/C-Ville Creative Nonfiction Contest



"Into the Air" won first place, Writerhouse/C-Ville Creative Nonfiction Contest (2014).





Fish Publishing Literary Contests 2013


"Dear John, I've Fallen for a Dog" short-listed for Fish Publishing Short Story Prize 2013;

“Watching—The Fall” long-listed for Fish Publishing Short Memoir Prize 2013, Cork, Ireland.




American Library Association "Quick Picks"



Extreme Pets! chosen as one of the American Library Association's "Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers," 2008.

IRA/Children's Choices Award Winner


Extreme Pets! chosen as one of the featured books for beginning readers by Children's Choices, a project of the International Reading Association and The Children's Book Council, 2008.

Goodreads Author


Jane's Goodreads author page.




Member Authors Guild (AG)



Longtime author member--AG profile 

Author Member, Children's Book Guild of Washington DC

Jane has long been a member of the Children's Book Guild of Washington, DC. She currently curates their reading list for diversity and inclusion, and does social media administration.

Blogger at Pencil Tips Writing Workshop


Contributor to the Pencil Tips Writing Workshop, a blog featuring writing tips and tricks from various children's authors and illustrators.