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Virtual Presentations during the Pandemic

During this age of COVID-19, adaptation is the norm - for writers and presenters too! Since most in-person events have cancelled for the near future, I am embarking on Virtual Presentations. Here's some feedback I've received. Please contact me through the various speaker forms available on this site.

Follow this link for an example of a recent virtual presentation at Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. (Registration at the site is required.)

Looking forward to having you join me virtually when in-person events are not possible!

Summer, 2020
"Thank you for the opportunity to see & hear Jane K. It was fun, relaxed, intimate & informative. I have wanted to attend one of her talks before but always miss her for some reason of distance, working or other commitments. Thx so much!"
Pam McGill
Summer, 2020
"What a great time with Jane. Thanks so much for inviting her to present - I learned a lot!"
Kim Evans
Summer, 2020
"Thank you for organizing the webinar with Jane Kirkpatrick.  I live in Port Orchard, WA, across the Puget Sounds from Seattle and from Tacoma.  I have read many of Jane's books and attended a retreat at Falls Creek Retreat Center near Raymond, WA, with Jane several years ago.  
"I was glad to attend the webinar because Jane does not speak near my home."
Donna Lowe
Summer, 2020
 “Thank you. I was thoroughly engrossed with her talk, and the technology worked without a hitch."
Nancy McGillivray

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Something Worth Doing

"“I have long admired Jane Kirkpatrick’s rich historical fiction, and Something Worth Doing is well worth reading.”
—FRANCINE RIVERS, author of Redeeming Love

Award-winning author Jane Kirkpatrick has received rave reviews for her historical novels based upon real-life events. In Something Worth Doing, Kirkpatrick recounts the true story of Abigail Scott Duniway, one of the first women to fight for women’s rights in the mid-1800s. Kirkpatrick’s new novel is a rousing story of courage, family trials, and the cost of pursuing a passion. When nineteen-year-old Abigail Scott married Ben Duniway in 1853, this strong-willed woman gave up her teaching career and her independence. Although she relished her role as a wife and mother of six, Abigail’s heart was torn between a call of service and a life dedicated to her family. Following natural disasters, financial mistakes, and an injury forcing Ben to stop working, Abigail became the primary breadwinner for her growing family. In addition to helping on the farm, she ran a millinery and a private school and wrote twenty-two novels and owned and operated a newspaper. But her most significant role revolved around her campaign for women’s rights. She led the suffrage efforts in the Northwest, promoting equal treatment in law, property rights, education, and the ability for women to vote. She was determined to make a difference and, with her husband’s encouragement, became a significant voice for women in a time when women were seen and not heard. Something Worth Doing is a family saga swirling with loss, change, disappointment, love, and hope during a time of social change. It is a tender, powerful story of a woman’s conflicts—with society and herself—because she believed that some things are worth doing even when the cost is great.

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Will Rogers Finalist

7/1/2020 One More River To Cross has been named a finalist for 2020 Will Rogers Medallion Award - Inspirational Western Fiction. The award will be announced October, 2020.

  • PNBA bestseller
  • CBA bestseller


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ALA Booklist Review

“Kirkpatrick seamlessly blends fact and fiction [in Everything She Didn't Say] such that readers cannot tell where historical accounts end and the brilliance of her imagination begins. Kirkpatrick illuminates the subtext of Strahorn’s work with incredible spirit, depth, and creativity, illustrating the compelling ways in which people of the past filtered their lives and experiences.”


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