St. Augustine author launches first children’s book

N. Jane Quackenbush, co-founder of Hidden Wolf Books, announces the release of her first children’s book, The Rocket Ship Bed Trip. With colorful illustrations by Lynne Villalobos, the rhyming story captures a child’s dream through outer space.


N. Jane Quackenbush, co-founder of Hidden Wolf books, launches first book
N. Jane Quackenbush, co-founder of Hidden Wolf books, launches first book

PRLog (Press Release) – Jan. 21, 2014 – ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — N. Jane Quackenbush, co-founder of Hidden Wolf Books, is excited to announce the release of her first children’s book, The Rocket Ship Bed Trip. With colorful illustrations by Lynne Villalobos, the rhyming story captures a child’s dream through outer space, weaving in his imaginative encounters with all the wonders of the celestial world.  It is a delightful story sure to please any young child and send him off to a peaceful dreamland with beautiful images in his mind. At the end of the story, through colorful photos, there is a lesson on stars and planets that the reader can share with young listeners.

Since childhood Quackenbush has been fascinated by outer space and was further inspired by a dream she had at the age of five where she found herself travelling among the celestial bodies. That dream has stayed with her always. According to the author, “This book is the culmination of those early memories.  Being a published author was an unspoken dream of mine, and through The Rocket Ship Bed Trip, I finally absorbed the essence of this story and allowed my dreams to take off!”

Although the story is told with illustrations of a little boy, Quackenbush based this character on herself. She was a tomboy as a child, always preferring jeans over skirts until her early teen years. She defines her childhood personality as precocious and inquisitive.

“Besides the celestial world, I find myself inspired by life’s idiosyncrasies – things you see that are unusual. I try to analyze and think about them and they become the roots of my writing,” she adds.

Kathryn Thornton, Ph.D., former NASA astronaut, in her endorsement of The Rocket Ship Bed Trip said, “beautifully illustrated, imaginatively written, and sure to fuel sweet dreams.” And other Amazon reviewers call this book, “out of this world… a great bedtime story and beautifully written and wonderfully illustrated.”

This innovative author, with an imagination that reaches into the depths of her own childhood as well as her mind and soul, is sure to be back with more inspirational and heart-warming stories for kids and adults alike. She is already working on her next children’s work called Afternoon Moon about 3 friends walking and observing the moon during the day and having a conversation about why the moon is out so early. The title is expected to be released later this year.

The Rocket Ship Bed Trip is available online at her website at as well as on and, at the Cowford Traders in Avondale, at Buy The Book in St. Augustine and Change Jar Books in Flagler Beach.

Quackenbush resides in St. Augustine with her husband and two sons. Along with writing, she enjoys painting, anything outdoors, and of course, her family.

To connect with Quackenbush to learn more or to request an interview,  Or visit Hidden Wolf Books on Facebook or at

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 The Midwest Book Review for The Rocket Ship Bed Trip


“The Rocket Ship Bed” is an amazing bedtime fantasy story about a boy who dreamed his bed took off from his room into the open sky to roam the starry skies of night. Written in lulling narrative verse with spectacular starburst color illustrations, “The Rocket Ship Bed” combines just the right mix of the astral sublime with the familiar and comforting, as the boy takes his stuffed bunny and bed on an all night galactic voyage. Rounding meteors and asteroids, nebulae and space junk, he follows his nose from the Milky Way galaxy back home to his own room where the smell of breakfast cooking gently awakens him to a new and exciting day. “The Rocket Ship Bed” closes with six stunning night photos of celestial bodies for further inspiration and food for thought. “The Rocket Ship Bed Trip” presents a perfectly balanced combination of reality sliding into fantasy and back in both imagery and narrative. It is both soothing and stimulating to young minds eager to explore the universe and dream new dreams.
 James A. Cox
Midwest Book Review
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N. Jane Quackenbush


N. Jane Quackenbush

My name is N. Jane Quackenbush.

My latest release is a children’s picture book, The Rocket Ship Bed Trip.

It is about a little boy, whose bed turns into a rocket ship and he goes on a journey throughout outer space, where he encounters many celestial bodies. Along for the ride is his stuffed bunny.


N.Jane Quackenbush is a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University. Based on a fascination with outer space, one of her childhood dreams became the inspiration for this story. She lives in St. Augustine, Florida, with her hard-working husband and two gorgeous boys, and still enjoys stargazing and the wonders of the universe.

Links to buy the book
Hidden Wolf Books
Amazon US
Amazon Canada
Barnes & Noble

Connect with Jane

Right now I am working on a book called The Afternoon Moon. It is about a couple of friends playing outside when they notice that the moon is out even though it is not nighttime.

I am reading The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon and I also just started a new book called The Tenth Saint by D.J. Niko

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