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First Name Jane Baird
Last Name Warren
Member Since January 11, 2022
Email janebwarren@mac.com
State QC
Country Canada
Pen Name Jane Baird Warren
Branch Affiliation Member at Large (no branch affiliation)
Website https://www.janebairdwarren.com
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Bio Jane is a writer and freelance fiction editor with more than 20 years experience. Her debut middle-grade novel, HOW TO BE A GOLDFISH (Scholastic Canada), hits shelves in the fall of 2022. Jane is represented by Elizabeth Bennett at the Transatlantic Literary Agency. A first-generation Canadian, Jane spent the last 20 years exploring her roots, living overseas, and traveling the world. She has an MFA in creative writing and volunteers as a developmental editor for emerging writers. Jane has been featured on CBC radio and has published short fiction and poetry in more than a dozen literary magazines in North America and the UK. She is a member of CANSCAIP, CCBC, QWF, SCBW, and TWUC.
Publications “How to be a Goldfish,” Scholastic Canada, (MG historical fiction) scheduled for publication fall 2022 “Paranoia,” Lennoxville Library National Poetry Month 2020, April 29, 2020 http://bibliolennoxvillelibrary.ca/thirty-days-thirty-poets/30-days-thirty-poets-day-29/ “Fishing,” WATER LINES: New Writing from the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Fall 2019 “The Woodcrafter,” The Again, Issue 3, 2012 “The Bio-Geometry of Socialization,” EVENT (Living overseas, I never received my copy, just an email from the editor promising publication in either December 2012 or April 2013) “Like Pearls,” Antigonish Review, 1997 “Tweezer,” Blue Buffalo, Number 12:2, 1994 “The Fulgurite,” NeWest Review, Volume 19, Number 3 1994 “The Possessed Palace,” Canadian Fiction Magazine, Number 85, 1994 “The Caring Day,” The Malahat Review, 1993, Number One Hundred Five, 1993 “Guest House Poems,” Open Letter, Eighth Series, Numbers 5-6, 1993 “Trolls,” Grain, Volume 20, Number 1, 1992 “The Woodcrafter,” VOX: An Alternative Arts Magazine, Number 96, 1992 “Mother Tongue,” The Malahat Review, Number 94, 1991 “It was sometime between Budweiser and Coronas when seafood houses first hit Calgary,” Canadian Fiction Magazine, Number 74/75, 1991 “Paranoia,” “Paranoia T(w)o,” “Sinking Ship,” Prairie Fire, Volume 12, Number 3, 1991 “Dali’s Finches,” PRISM International, Volume 29, Number 3, 1991 “Until We Meet Again,” CBC Radio Alberta Anthology, February 24, 1991. “Guest House Poems,” ORAL ANTinterventing the text 1991HOLOGY,” University of Calgary, 1991 “Fishin’,” Grain, Volume 18, Number 4, 1990 “Waiting for Flame’s Kiss,” Secrets from the Orange Couch, Volume 3, Number 2, 1991 “Four,” A Chapbook for the Triangle Gallery’s Saturday Salon, 1990 “Until We Meet Again,” VOX: An Alternative Arts Magazine, 1990, Number 78, 1990 “Two Poems,” Contemporary Verse 2, Volume 13, Number 1, 1990. “Langue/age,” can(N)on magazine, Volume 2, Number 4, 1990 “Santini’s Shovel,” The Calgary Herald Sunday Magazine, 1989
Other Memberships TWUC, Member, 2020-present CANSCAIP, Member, 2020-present SCBWI, PAL Member, 2009-present QWF (Quebec Writers’ Federation) Member 2019-present WGA (Writers’ Guild of Alberta), 1989-1997 CCBC Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Individual Member, 2022
Awards Honorable Mention, Paris Book Award, for “The Caring Day,” 2015 Finalist, Eldin Memorial Fellowship & The Lascaux Review, for an MG manuscript, “The Adventures of Alex B,” 2015 Longlisted, Undiscovered Voices, for an MG manuscript, “The Adventures of Alex B,” 2014 Quarterfinalist, Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Award for an MG manuscript, “The Realm” (later, “The Adventures of Alex B”), 2013 Top Semi-Finalist, Amazon’s 1st Breakthrough Novel Award for “The Paper See,” 2008 (unpublished) Junior Writing Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, 1991
Genres Childrens Books, e-Book, Educational, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, History, Humour & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Short Stories, Young Adult
Available For Readings, Presentations, Workshops, Book Club Meetings, Speaking Engagements