Jane Gilbert


Jane Gilbert has written both for business and for fun. Part of her work involves community development, grant writing, and creating marketing plans for businesses, government agencies, and nonprofits. Over the years she earned several awards and has been recognized by government agencies and colleges for various genres of writings. She has published essays, poetry, a family cookbook entitled "This Taste Bud's For You," short stories, and two books composed of diverse writing genres: "I Need Music When I Write" and "Slow Dance on the Sand." These are self-published paperbacks for personal use.

She has written five children's books available as e-books on Smashwords and they are available in paperback from the author. These are projects she was asked to do for donations or on commission:
"Loddy's Three Wishes: A Dog's Fairy Tale for Big Kids," 1995 (homeless dogs)
"Loddy Makes A Wish," 1996 (cystic fibrosis)
"Carlos & Pete," 1997 (diabetes)
"Carlos y Pedro," 1997 (diabetes)
"Piper's Wish For Annie," 2012 (asthma)

The author's books are donated to help make a difference in the world. She has donated over 5,000 copies of e-books and paperbacks on a variety of topics for both children and adults.

Jane's experiences include writing and editing for authors (nonfiction and fiction; numerous genres).

Jane is actively compiling facts and experiences to write a bibliography of her mother, Gleva M. Jacobson. Gleva's wisdom and fortitude as an entrepreneur created a legacy worthy of sharing. Gleva was the owner and general manager of Hills Telephone Company, an independent telephone company with eight (8) exchanges in Minnesota and Iowa, from 1954 until it was sold in 1980. During this same time she was a secretary for Dale D. Jacobson, Inc., consulting engineers. A shared passion of Gleva and Dale's was to buy old houses and remodel them into apartments. They also had constructed two twelve-unit colonial-style apartment buildings located in Estherville, Iowa. The twenty-four units were later sold as condominiums.

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Where to find Jane Gilbert online


Piper's Wish For Annie
Price: Free! Words: 1,470. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
While playing in the park, Piper and her butterfly friend, Hope, encounter Annie, a girl who is having an asthma attack. Piper asks her what is wrong and learns about her respiratory disorder, as well as some of Annie's unfulfilled hopes and dreams. Piper runs to the home of her friend Lindy, a magic gopher, who grants Piper a wish that enables Annie's dreams to come true.
Loddy Makes A Wish
Price: Free! Words: 1,290. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Loddy Da, a gray schanauzer, and her friend Hope, a beautiful butterfly, are playing in the park when they meet a girl named Milly, who suffers from cystic fibrosis. As Milly explains what cystic fibrosis is, Loddy decides to ask her friend Lindy, a magic gopher, for a wish. Loddy uses that wish to help Milly expand her world and make some of her dreams come true.
Loddy's Three Wishes
Price: Free! Words: 1,470. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Loddy Da, a dog who likes to play and to eat treats, gets a free wish from Lindy,a magic gopher. Loddy uses her wish on a jet plane in which she flies all over the country, stuffing herself on her favorite treats. As she is doing this, she notices hungry dogs along the way. One wish leads to three as Loddy changes her world-view from self-indulgent to helping hungry animals.
Carlos y Pedro
Price: Free! Words: 510. Language: Spanish. Published: June 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / General
Carlos 'auto-administración de una inyección de insulina solicita todo tipo de preguntas acerca de por qué Pete Carlos tiene que hacer la foto, que se convierte en una explicación de la diabetes. En este libro, los niños aprenderán que la diabetes no es contagiosa, se puede controlar y la vida de un diabético puede parecer perfectamente normal.
Carlos & Pete
Price: Free! Words: 570. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries
Pete stops by to pick up his friend Carlos on his way to play ball at the park. Carlos' self-administration of an insulin shot prompts all kinds of questions from Pete about why Carlos has to take the shot, which develops into an explanation of diabetes. In this book, children will learn that diabetes is not contagious, it can be controlled and the life of a diabetic may look perfectly normal.

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airplane    annie    asthma    butterfly    carlos    cystic fibrosis    diabetes    dog biscuits    dont litter    environment    fishing    floater plane    floppy ears    friends    gopher    health    helping    insulin    jet    magic gopher    pedro    piper    play ball    roller coaster    treats