Jane Heller: An Accomplished, Entertaining Speaker
Ever since Jane's first book was published in 1994, she has been making public appearances and addressing groups of many demographics and sizes. Having worked as a publicist for New York publishing houses, she discusses her often hilarious journey from being a promoter of authors to being an author herself. Having written 13 novels, she breaks down her writing process for aspiring writers. Having had nine of her novels optioned by Hollywood, she tells stories about her adventures in the movie business. Having worked as a hospital volunteer for several years, she speaks with knowledge and conviction about the rewards of volunteering in the medical field. And having shifted to nonfiction with Confessions of a She-Fan, she talks passionately about sports and explains why love for a team is similar to romantic love.
With the November 2012 release of Jane's new book about caregiving, You'd Better Not Die or I'll Kill You: A Caregiver's Survival Guide to Keeping You in Good Health and Good Spirits, she has another subject to explore with groups. Having been the caregiver to her husband Michael, who's had Crohn's disease since he was 11, she speaks candidly, comically and compassionately about being married to a man with a chronic illness. And because she's interviewed other caregivers who've been there for a family member with everything from autism to Alzheimer's and talked to experts in a variety of fields, she can reach out to any group interested in caregiving - from nonprofits and business groups to support communities and families in crisis.
Jane is funny, engaging and inspiring, and her audiences respond with that rare combination of laughter and tears. She can deliver speeches of varying lengths and to groups ranging from libraries and book-and-author festivals to fundraising events and business meetings.
A list of her appearances includes: