Christmas decorations are up! Feeling a lot like Christmas!

We always decorate our house the day after Thanksgiving. It is quite a job and a need a day or two after to relax. Welcome to my house all decorated!

A ceramic tree my Mom made for me years ago. (Actually it is the second one. I broke the first. Oops! yikes!)

Thank you for stopping by to read this post. It was a pleasure to welcome you into my home. I hope you enjoyed my decorations and they put you into a Merry Christmas holiday mood. We no longer have a large tree. We stopping putting it up a few years ago – too big a job as we got older. I really don’t miss it. We had a second one in our finished basement that we no longer have also.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

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Happy Shopping for PS-Grade 3 – Jemsbooks are perfect for any occasion!

Finish your Christmas shopping on Jemsbooks.com! One stop shopping site! So happy you are here! Happy shopping! Shop for award-winning books today!

Jemsbooks Children’s books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Books 1-4
Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Books 4-6

Jemsbooks Children’s books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

One of the most important things to consider when purchasing children’s books for PS-Grade 3 is the good values in each book. Make sure the books you choose for your young ones will nurture them and instill in them valuable life lessons that will stay with them for a life time. Jemsbooks carry these important lessons below.

Here are all the life lessons in Jemsbooks Children’s Books: Parents love these books for all the important life lessons children learn as they read along or are read to by their parents. Parents will never have to fear that there is anything in my books that is not suitable for young children ages 1-7, PS-Grade 3.

Louey the Lazy Elephant – Louey teaches children the importance of not being lazy and always listen to your mother.

Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon – Ricky teaches children to always listen to your mother.

Jerry the Crabby Crayfish – Jerry teaches children that it is okay to be different, be the best you can be and be happy with who you are.

Lamby the Lonely Lamb – Lamby teaches children to accept differences and to be kind to others.

Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear – Jesse teaches children that friends are important and mothers know best.

Broose the Moose on the Loose – Broose teaches children to be kind and accepting of others who are different than you are.

Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey – Sebastian teaches children how important it is to be kind to animals, that animals have feelings too like humans and deserve our respect.

Colby the Courageous Cat – Colby teaches children to love one another and take care of your siblings.

Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe – Jeffrey teaches children to be brave and help others in need.

Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab – Clarence Henry teaches children to work hard and do the best you can do and be happy with who you are.

Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier – Lucy teaches children to be kind to pets, how important a pet can be and how much this pet loves us unconditionally.

The First Star – teaches children that love of family is more important than all the riches in the world.

Drystan the Dragon Series Book 1: Drystan and Durward Save the Day – Drystan demonstrates to children that being kind and helping others is important and the right thing to do.

Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 2: Damara Helps Drystan Find His Roar – Drystan demonstrates the importance of friendship, being kind to others and helping others in need.

Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 3 – Delbert Finds Himself – Drystan teaches Delbert, a shy dragon, the importance of loving yourself as you are and that all colors are beautiful!

Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 4: Delfina Solves A Problem – Delfina helps Drago love himself and teaches him to be kind to others.

Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 5: Drago Does A Good Deed – Drago finds a rabbit in need of his help. He learns that it is better to be kind to others.

Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 6: Dragana Helps a Fairy – Dragana helps a fairy who is injured and in need. She doesn’t hesitate to help in any way she can and goes above and beyond to help this fairy. Being kind and helping others is what Dragana learns.

My goal in writing for children is to encourage them to read daily to enhance their life through good health and increase their creativity. Please read to your children daily even after they can read by themselves. This is a wonderful time to bond, cuddle, and get closer to your children. They will love you for the time you took to spend with them. Please keep reading and I will keep writing! Happy Reading Everyone!

I feel pure joy writing for children and hope with God’s help and blessing to continue to write many more fun adventures for children to read and enjoy. I do enjoy writing for MG/PT/YA and 18+ too!

Please consider giving books to all the children on your list for all occasions. There is nothing better than to see a child’s eyes light up when you give him/her a book – even more so when you read the book to them. You are giving them so much more than you could ever imagine, e.g., you spark their imagination, heighten their creativity, lift their spirits, increase their vocabulary, open up a whole new world to them, and encourage them to love reading. The gift of a book is worth more than gold to our children, grandchildren. Keep reading and gifting books to children. Let’s bring up a generation of readers and thinkers. Thank you for your support!

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. I value your support and all the reviews you write about my books wherever they are sold. Please come back again real soon.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

Jemsbooks.com

Jemsbooks.blog

Jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net

AMAZON.COM AUTHOR PAGE (All books)

AMAZON.COM JE SPINA NOVELS PAGE

AMAZON.CO.UK

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Books Read in the Month of November of 2021!

Here it is already the end of another month. Where does the time go? I have been busy as usual reading some wonderful books for the month of November of 2021. Here are the 7 books I read and reviewed for November. I might have read even more if I didn’t have another WIP. But, I always seemed to have a WIP! I hope you enjoy reading these reviews.

I love sharing my reads in this Jemsbooks Segment, Books Read in the Month. I hope you will get a chance to look these books over soon. Thank you for your kind support of my work and my fellow authors.

If you are an avid reader, as I am, please review the books you love on Amazon or wherever you purchased them in order for others to enjoy your reviews. Reviews are one way for readers to know about an exceptional book. We indie authors love to receive reviews and appreciate the efforts of readers to do them. Thank you for your kind support of me and my books and for supporting my fellow authors too.

Gray Mountain is a legal thriller that kept me turning pages. When there is injustice in the world I always cheer on the underdog. John Grisham had me cheering many in this book.

This story involves the coal industry and what sacrifices the communities suffer in order for the companies to carry out the production of coal. Mountains are destroyed, communities are decimated, lives are lost due to the inhalation of the coal dust from working in the mines. There was horrendous destruction and loss of lives in this story that tear your heart out.

It was an enjoyable read but made me think long and hard about using coal if this is what will happen.

Vanishing Girls is a gritty, crime thriller that is gripping and unforgettable. I couldn’t put this book down.

The subject matter, kidnapping and rape of women, is horrendous, dark and nightmarish. The thought of losing a wife, mother, daughter to a sick individual who does such things is unthinkable.

The author attacks this subject and keeps the reader glued to the pages until the satisfying ending is reached. Even though my heart was racing, my blood was boiling as I read each scene I couldn’t stop reading.

An unforgettable but heart wrenching read that I would recommend if you can stomach such a subject. The ending is well worth it!

Millicent Glenn’s Last Wish is an unforgettable story of how some tragic events can change a person’s life and those of generations to come. The main protagonist, Millicent Glenn, suffers a horrendous tragedy in her life which effects her daughter, granddaughter and soon to be great granddaughter.

The subject is a difficult one to broach. I will not give away anything of this heart-wrenching story but must say that it brought me to tears. I felt Millicent’s pain and heartache. Millicent has always been told that she is strong and can weather any storm. But can she get over the tragedy of losing a child?

Anyone who reads this story will break down in tears. It is well written with strong characters and real family situations. All families have secrets but if these secrets are revealed will they break up the family or bring them closer than ever?

I highly recommend that you read this book if you can. It will leave you with a broken heart for Millicent and her family.

The Haunting of Brynn Wilder was more of a romance than a haunting. I enjoyed it until the end. I thought there would be a more complete and satisfying explanation to the story.

The author created an interesting concept about a haunting of a young woman who comes to a town near Lake Superior. She is drawn there inexplicably to get over a loss in her life. She meets an intriguing, handsome and captivating man who sweeps her off her feet. She feels as if she has known him all her life. But how could that be?

She begins to see things that she cannot explain in the boarding house where she is staying. She makes friends easily in this town and begins to share her visions with them and the man she is drawn to romantically. They are not surprised by her stories. The house is known to be haunted.

I was interested up to this point but then things slowed down and the story appeared to end suddenly. I needed more closure to some of the happenings. It was a good story but I think it could have been so much more. Not everyone will feels the same. Maybe you won’t. Read it and find out.

What if you could choose your parents? What if you could pick and choose what characteristics and talents you have? What if you could be nurtured from inception to be something special and use those talents to succeed in life? This is a book that shows us a bird’s eye view of how this could happen.

This is an intriguing premise that kept me engrossed in this story. Is this at all possible? Can we pick and choose who we want to be, what talents we will have, and how we will use them? 

In this book a small man, Phineas, has big dreams about doing things as he thinks out of the box. He begins as a shoeshine boy who wheels and deals with a rich man. The rich man listens to Phineas and sees something in him that reminds him of himself. He invites Phineas to his home and listens to his ideas. The story grows from there.

The author has created an intriguing story line and shows his talent for sports play by play. He makes you feel like you are part of the game. You feel the angst of the players, their pain, their joy and their defeat. This is not just a baseball story, it is much more!

I highly recommend this story. If you are a dreamer, maybe your dream is possible one day too.

The Confession was a moving thriller that was gripping and heart-wrenching as the main protagonist, a minister, vows to save an innocent young man on death row by delivering the real killer before the innocent man is killed.

Grisham delves deep into the justice system in this book by uncovering all the injustices by the legal profession and all its participants. The innocent man, Donte Drumm, finds himself thrust into the throes of prejudice and bigotry as he is convicted of something he did not do.

The minister, Keith, is approached by the actual killer and tries to convince the killer to give himself up and save Donte. What transpires through most of the book is what happens between the minister and the murderer/rapist and how they travel to Texas to try to stop the execution.

It is an enjoyable read though heartbreaking for the families of both victims, the murdered girl and the innocent young man. The author makes you feel the heartache and angst of the characters and will have you praying for the release of Donte and punishment of the actual killer.

This book starts off slow with a lot of descriptive passages. Once the actual story began it held my interest. I like the main character, Jack Reacher. He is a tough, resilient guy but with a heart for those oppressed. He does things his own way and not always by the rules. But he gets things done in his own inimitable way.

The story deals with a serial killer who is after women who are in the service and have claimed to be raped by their fellow servicemen. Someone out there doesn’t like this and deals with it. Who and why they are doing this is the question.

Jack Reacher is drawn or should I say forced into helping the FBI find the perpetrator. They don’t use finesse in dealing with Reacher which irks him to say the least. He has his own way of dealing with the FBI too. They better watch out! They have no idea who they are dealing with.

An interesting read that kept me intrigued until the end. Love Jack Reacher but don’t ways like the extra descriptive details that the author provides in his stories. Too much filler for my taste. But I guess I will keep reading because I love Reacher!

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. I hope you will come back soon. You are always welcome! Take care. Keep reading and reviewing and I will keep writing!

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

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Good to be home again from our vacation in Aruba! EBook Giveaway!

It’s nice to go away but even nicer to come back home after a three-week vacation! We have a very comfortable home with all the amenities. So, I ask myself – why do we ever go away? Ha!

I guess the answer is we want to see something different, feel the warmth of the sun, the calming effects of the ocean, catch up with yearly vacationer friends there and taste and enjoy the delicious seafood indigenous to the area. I miss it already. Sigh!

We will look forward to going again next year without (hopefully) the hassle of COVID testing and wearing of masks. Fingers crossed! This put a damper on things down there. But we managed to get together with friends, enjoy dining and relaxing and doing plenty of reading. I read 10 books in three weeks!

We all need a change of pace in our lives. If we don’t get a chance to do or see something different we can get depressed. We did not travel at all in 2020 but I kept so busy, writing, publishing 8 books, reading nearly 100 and sewing, crocheting and doing jobs around the house. If I never traveled again I would find different things to do just the same and save a lot of money in the process. Ha!

I know as I get older I may not travel as much as once did when I was young. But it’s nice to have the memories of all the trips we did take and also the pictures. My mind may forget all those memories so the photos will help. I am thankful that I still have my health and mind and pray that they stay with me for many more years!

Since I’ve been home, even with a nasty cold, I have managed to blog several times, sewed some sports wine cozies for gifts and did a lot of promoting of my books. I never have a minute that I do not have something to do or catch up on with my books. It can be exhausting at times.

Of course, Christmas is right around the corner and I have been busy making gifts, autographing a dozen or more books to give away and will be wrapping them soon. How are you doing with your shopping?

As an author I love books as gifts for myself and others. If you want suggestions for books for PS-Grade 3 children, check out these books below on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Jemsbooks Children’s books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Jemsbooks Children’s books – PS-Grade 3 with life lessons in rhyme

If you are looking for books for middle-graders/preteens/young adults, here are some suggestions:

MG/PT/YA books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

MG/PT/YA books for boys & girls ages 10+
MG/PT/YA books for girls & boys ages 10+

If you are looking for a book for older kids 13+ here is the beginning of a fantasy that they will love:

If you have the hard to buy adults on your list check out these thrillers, romance, short stories, suspense, mysteries, paranormal, historical fiction and clairvoyant reads.

JEMSBOOKS NOVELS FOR 18+ are available on Amazon as paperbacks and ebooks (Kindle) and Barnes & Noble as paperbacks.

Novels for 18+

All these books are sure to please everyone on your Christmas lists. Happy shopping! Stay safe and well this holiday season and be sure to review any books you buy for yourself. We authors will love you for any reviews!

A special, thank you, to all my readers for stopping by to read this post and for any books that you purchase this holiday season. I love to hear from you about any books you enjoy and of course, as usual, I avidly welcome your reviews even if they are only a few words – GREAT BOOK, or LOVED THIS BOOK, or BUY THIS BOOK, or TERRIFIC BOOK. I think you get the picture! HAHA! Thank you for whatever you write!!

Oh yes, I almost forgot – the ebook giveaway – here’s the scoop!

I love giving away books to my readers. If you send me a link to the review from one of my books that you wrote during the month of December on Amazon I will put your name into a giveaway for a chance to win an ebook. I will giveaway 3 ebooks. If you are chosen you can pick the ebook you would like out of my 37 books. Good deal, huh?

Send your links to your reviews to jjspina@comcast.net and put into the SUBJECT LINE – REVIEW – EBOOK GIVEAWAY. I will begin this giveaway on December 5th and end it December 20th. So, get your reviews out there as soon after December 5th that you can. Thank you!

Thank you for stopping by and for your kind support. Please come back again soon!

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

Jemsbooks.com

Jemsbooks.blog

Jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net

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BARNES & NOBLE (18+ NOVELS)

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Goals I plan to complete for 2022!

Each year I give myself extraordinary goals to complete. I hope I can meet these goals. Check out the goals for 2021 that I did complete.

GOALS FOR 2022!

Publish 4 books (Gateskin Books 2, 3, 4, Mariah Series Book 1 or a romance novel – not sure yet but hope to have 4 books in all completed)

Copy Edit other Author’s work

Read 80 books on Goodreads

Support other authors’ books on my monthly book reviews on my blog

Sew & Crochet many projects

Phew! I think that is enough to do for the year 2022! Don’t you think so?

In the meantime please support authors by reading and reviewing their books wherever they are sold. We authors need you readers and your reviews in order to be recognized by Amazon as viable authors. It is a tough road to travel when an author does not have any supporters. Keep reading and I will keep writing.

Please check out all 37 of my books.

I feel pure joy writing for children and hope with God’s help and blessing to continue to write many more fun adventures for children to read and enjoy. I do enjoy writing for MG/PT/YA and 18+ too!

My goal in writing for children is to encourage them to read daily to enhance their life through good health and increase their creativity. Please read to your children daily even after they can read by themselves. This is a wonderful time to bond, cuddle, and get closer to your children. They will love you for the time you took to spend with them. Please keep reading and I will keep writing! Happy Reading Everyone!

Please consider giving books to all the children on your list for all occasions. There is nothing better than to see a child’s eyes light up when you give him/her a book – even more so when you read the book to them. You are giving them so much more than you could ever imagine, e.g., you spark their imagination, heighten their creativity, lift their spirits, increase their vocabulary, open up a whole new world to them, and encourage them to love reading. The gift of a book is worth more than gold to our children, grandchildren. Keep reading and gifting books to children. Let’s bring up a generation of readers and thinkers. Thank you for your support!

Jemsbooks Children’s books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Jemsbooks Children’s Books (18 with 10 Awards)

My goal in writing for MG/PT/YA is to encourage all ages to read daily to enhance their creativity, increase their vocabulary and enable them to live healthier and happier lives. Keep reading and I will keep writing. Thank you! Happy Reading!

MG/PT/YA books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

DAVEY & DEREK SERIES 1-6 (MG/PT/YA) (with 9 awards)

Jemsbooks make perfect gifts for all occasions! Grab your copies for all the MG/PT/YA on your list for Christmas. They will thank you for these books for you will open up their imaginations and introduce them to fun adventures, ghostly visits, a haunted house and magical mysteries.

ABBY & HOLLY SERIES 1-6 – MG/PT/YA BOOKS (with 8 awards)

JEMSBOOKS NOVELS FOR 18+ are available on Amazon as paperbacks and ebooks (Kindle) and Barnes & Noble as paperbacks.

NOVELS FOR 18+

Stay tuned for more books to entertain and delight all ages! Happy reading everyone!

Thank you for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your support. I need all the help I can get from you readers to meet my goals. Please keep reading and reviewing. I love to receive reviews and messages about my books from you. Feel free to drop me a line if you have read and enjoyed any of my books. Your words help me to keep motivated to write.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

Jemsbooks.com

Jemsbooks.blog

Jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net

AMAZON.COM AUTHOR PAGE (All books)

AMAZON.COM JE SPINA NOVELS PAGE

AMAZON.CO.UK

BARNES & NOBLE

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Jemsbooks for Christmas! Happy Shopping!

This is a post I updated from 2020 for shopping for Christmas! It’s never too soon to get shopping!

How are you doing with your Christmas shopping? Jemsbooks make perfect gifts for all the people on your list. Why? There is something for everyone on your list from young children to adults. What’s better than a book for Christmas or any occasion. It is personal and thoughtful. You can even write a little note inside to make it extra special.

Jemsbooks Children’s books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Please consider giving books to all the children on your list for all occasions. There is nothing better than to see a child’s eyes light up when you give him/her a book – even more so when you read the book to them. You are giving them so much more than you could ever imagine, e.g., you spark their imagination, heighten their creativity, lift their spirits, increase their vocabulary, open up a whole new world to them, and encourage them to love reading. The gift of a book is worth more than gold to our children, grandchildren. Keep reading and gifting books to children. Let’s bring up a generation of readers and thinkers. Thank you for your support!

Louey the Lazy Elephant – Children’s book – Winner of Mom’s Choice Awards – Silver Medal 2020!
The First Star – A Fairy Tale – that will teach your children about the important of love over riches
Dragon series Books 1-3
Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Books 4-6

Here are all the life lessons in Jemsbooks Children’s Books: Parents love these books for all the important life lessons children learn as they read along or are read to by their parents. Parents will never have to fear that there is anything in my books that is not suitable for young children ages 1-7, PS-Grade 3.

Louey the Lazy Elephant – Louey teaches children the importance of not being lazy and always listen to your mother.

Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon – Ricky teaches children to always listen to your mother.

Jerry the Crabby Crayfish – Jerry teaches children that it is okay to be different, be the best you can be and be happy with who you are.

Lamby the Lonely Lamb – Lamby teaches children to accept differences and to be kind to others.

Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear – Jesse teaches children that friends are important and mothers know best.

Broose the Moose on the Loose – Broose teaches children to be kind and accepting of others who are different than you are.

Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey – Sebastian teaches children how important it is to be kind to animals, that animals have feelings too like humans and deserve our respect.

Colby the Courageous Cat – Colby teaches children to love one another and take care of your siblings.

Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe – Jeffrey teaches children to be brave and help others in need.

Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab – Clarence Henry teaches children to work hard and do the best you can do and be happy with who you are.

Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier – Lucy teaches children to be kind to pets, how important a pet can be and how much this pet loves us unconditionally.

The First Star – teaches children that love of family is more important than all the riches in the world.

Drystan the Dragon Series Book 1: Drystan and Durward Save the Day – Drystan demonstrates to children that being kind and helping others is important and the right thing to do.

Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 2: Damara Helps Drystan Find His Roar – Drystan demonstrates the importance of friendship, being kind to others and helping others in need.

Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 3 – Delbert Finds Himself – Drystan teaches Delbert, a shy dragon, the importance of loving yourself as you are and that all colors are beautiful!

Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 4: Delfina Solves A Problem – Delfina helps Drago love himself and teaches him to be kind to others.

Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 5: Drago Does A Good Deed – Drago finds a rabbit in need of his help. He learns that it is better to be kind to others.

Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 6: Dragana Helps a Fairy – Dragana helps a fairy who is injured and in need. She doesn’t hesitate to help in any way she can and goes above and beyond to help this fairy. Being kind and helping others is what Dragana learns.

Jemsbooks make perfect gifts for all occasions! Grab your copies for all the MG/PT/YA on your list for Christmas. They will thank you for these books for you will open up their imaginations and introduce them to fun adventures, ghostly visits, a haunted house and magical mysteries.

Abby & Holly Series provides more fun and ghostly adventures with cousins, Abby & Holly, as they discover things in their old Victorian and go back to the past to solve mysteries. There are ghosts, a haunted house, time travel, mysteries, and magic. Life lessons will also be learned about friendship, family, respect, love and caring for one another, and bullying will never be accepted or tolerated! MG/PT/YA will be hooked and parents will feel good about the quality of books their children are reading! Adults are reading and enjoying them also!

This Abby & Holly Series has won 8 Book Awards – 6 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards and 2 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards – Bronze Medal, and an Honorable Mention!

Abby & Holly Series Books 1-6 with 8 awards
Abby & Holly Series Books 1-4 (MG/PT/YA)
Abby & Holly Series Books 3-6 (MG/PT/YA)

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series is a fun and magical series with spells, wands, black cat, good witches, time travel, ghost hunting and more. There are also life lessons that include being kind, caring and respectful toward others, listen to parents, be helpful and do chores and bullying is never tolerated or accepted. Parents love this series too! When your MG/PT/YA read these books you will rest easy that they are reading good, clean and wholesome books. What more could you want in a book for your children? Parents are reading and enjoying them too!

This Davey & Derek Series won (10 book awards) – 5 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards, 3 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards – an Honorable Mention, a Silver Medal, and a Finalist, Book Excellence Award Finalist, a Silver Medal in the Authorsdb Cover Contest, Finalist in Red City Review Book Awards and many 5-Star Reviews from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards.

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Books 1-3 (MG/PT/YA)
Davey & Derek Books 3-6 (MG/PT/YA)
Davey & Derek Book 6 (MG/PT/YA)
Davey & Derek Books 1-6 (MG/PT/YA)
Hunting Mariah – Novel for 18+ – Finalist in Authorsdb First Lines ContestThriller/suspense/mystery/romance/crime
Mariah’s Revenge – Sequel to Hunting Mariah – Novels for 18+ – Finalist in Authorsdb First Lines Contest Thriller/suspense/mystery/romance/crime
How Far Is Heaven – Novels 18+mystery/suspense/romance/paranormal
An Angel Among Us – Short Story Collection – 18+ 15 eclectic short stories in multi-genres
How Far Is Heaven and An Angel Among Us – Novels 18+
Lubelia Alycea: One Hundred YearsHistorical fiction/romance
In a Second Mystery/suspense/clairvoyant/romance

Jemsbooks have won 28 Book Awards – 16 Pinnacle Book Awards, 5 Reader’s Favorite Book Awards (Silver, Bronze and 2 Honorable Mentions and Finalist Medal), 5 Silver Medals – Mom’s Choice Awards, 1 Authorsdb Silver Medal for Cover Contest, 1 Book Excellence Award Finalist, 2 Finalists in Authorsdb First Lines Contest, 1 Finalist in Red City Review Book Awards, and many 5-Star Reviews from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. Your kind support is appreciated! Please come back again! You are always welcome. Happy shopping!

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

Jemsbooks.com

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Jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net

AMAZON.COM AUTHOR PAGE (All books)

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BARNES & NOBLE

BARNES & NOBLE (18+ NOVELS)

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Our First Snow! Books for Christmas!

On Friday, November 26, 2021 we had a first snowfall – less than a 1/4 of an inch! Ha! But it was still nice to see everything white for a short time. I’m sure there is plenty more to come!

Our back yard pond
Our back deck

As you can see there is little snow to measure but it still looks pretty. I love a big snowstorm as long as I can stay safely inside. I don’t want to be out driving around in it, that’s for sure. I pray for the safety of all who are.

When I was working I used to dread going to work if I had to drive in snow and ice. It seems like a million years ago now! We have had some scary ice storms here in Londonderry over the years. One particular time trees knocked down several power lines all around the neighboring hoods. I couldn’t find a street that was not clear as I tried to drive to work. Of course, I called in and explained the situation. Lucky for me my superintendent at the time liked me but also she had seen the power lines covered in ice on the news in my town. She told me she would not take a day from me. Phew! Lucky me!

Nowadays I am home all the time, no work and no babysitting. I do miss the babysitting and spending time with my grandson and granddaughter when they were young. They are growing up so fast now.

Do you love the snow, winter time, the cold? Me – not too much – especially after spending three weeks in Aruba. It took a little time getting used to the change in temperatures from 80’s to 30’s! Brrrr! But being a New Englander I am now used to it. I just bundle up a little more.

Currently I am staying toasty warm at night while I watch TV because I am crocheting a heavy blanket afghan. It is so warm and thick that I may just keep it for myself. I love crocheting afghans in a half dc (double crochet). Here are a couple I did last year which I kept.

Crocheted blanket lapghan (smaller than an afghan)
Striped blanket afghan

The latest one I am crocheting is in stripes of white, dark gray, light gray and black. I love it! I give away a lot of these but take photos to remember them. Sigh!

I think making something for a gift is extra special. Don’t you? I give away lots of handmade items. When I give away my books I feel as if I am giving something handmade and special also. Each of my books is made with lots of love.

Seeing this snow makes me even more ready for Christmas! Are you? Finish your shopping yet? I just have some last minute things to do and I will be ready.

If you are in need of some ideas for Christmas shopping, please check out all my 37 books on Amazon and Barnes & Noble today. Delivery should be good because it is still early.

Introduce your young children to JEMSBOOKS – welcome JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS into your home for Christmas!

JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS -(c)

Jemsbooks Children’s books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Children’s books – PS-Grade 3, Ages 0-7

MG/PT/YA books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

MG/PT/YA books for Ages 8+
MG/PT/YA books for Aages 8+

Purchase YA books here.

Gateskin Chronicles Book 1 for Young Adults 13+

JEMSBOOKS NOVELS FOR 18+ are available on Amazon as paperbacks and ebooks (Kindle) and Barnes & Noble as paperbacks.

Novels for 18+

Please consider giving books to all the children on your list for all occasions. There is nothing better than to see a child’s eyes light up when you give him/her a book – even more so when you read the book to them. You are giving them so much more than you could ever imagine, e.g., you spark their imagination, heighten their creativity, lift their spirits, increase their vocabulary, open up a whole new world to them, and encourage them to love reading. The gift of a book is worth more than gold to our children, grandchildren. Keep reading and gifting books to children. Let’s bring up a generation of readers and thinkers. Thank you for your support!

Jemsbooks make perfect gifts for all occasions! Grab your copies for all the MG/PT/YA on your list for Christmas. They will thank you for these books for you will open up their imaginations and introduce them to fun adventures, ghostly visits, a haunted house and magical mysteries.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. Please come back again real soon. Thank you also for your kind support by purchasing my books, writing reviews and visiting my blog. I appreciate your readership! Take care. Stay warm!

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

Jemsbooks.com

Jemsbooks.blog

Jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net

AMAZON.COM AUTHOR PAGE (All books)

AMAZON.COM JE SPINA NOVELS PAGE

AMAZON.CO.UK

BARNES & NOBLE

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Happy Shopping for the holidays!

I can’t believe it is almost the end of November with Christmas closing in on us! Yikes! I have lots of books autographed for family and made many items for gifts. Do you have all your shopping done yet?

Bring Jemsbooks Express into your home with many of the 18 children’s books from Jemsbooks. Children love books and learn good life lessons and values with each of my books. Even the MG/PT/YA have life lessons throughout the stories to enhance your children’s lives.

Get on board with Jemsbooks Express today!

Jemsbooks Express copyrights

Jemsbooks have earned 28 book awards since 2013 when I first became a published author. It has been a long journey that was delayed until after I retired from working in a school system. I have always wanted to be a writer and started at the age of 9 writing poetry and greeting cards. My life was busy and full and in between raising two children I found time to write children stories and then novels. I didn’t think I could publish anything until I became self-published. Since then I have written and published 37 books and still going strong. I hope to write many more in the years to come with God’s blessing. Please help me succeed by sharing my books with others. My joy is seeing children and all ages reading my books. I feel blessed to be able to write and hope you will enjoy my work. Thank you for your support.

Of course, as an author and avid reader I suggest books as gifts for Christmas and any occasion. Jemsbooks has books for all ages, in all genres and for all tastes. Easy to shop at Amazon or Barnes & Noble by clicking on the covers to the right of this post or by going to the links I provide within this post or at the end.

Here is a great promo created by BMGN – Theodocia McLean. Theodocia has been a tireless promoter of my books since 2014. She creates promos and spreads the word throughout her websites. Thank you, Theodocia, for all you do. Hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving and a blessed and joyous Christmas!

Check out her site today at BMGN.

Here is my page at BMGN.

Promo by BMGN – Theodocia McLean

Jemsbooks Children’s books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

MG/PT/YA books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

JEMSBOOKS NOVELS FOR 18+ are available on Amazon as paperbacks and ebooks (Kindle) and Barnes & Noble as paperbacks.

I feel pure joy writing for children and hope with God’s help and blessing to continue to write many more fun adventures for children to read and enjoy. I do enjoy writing for MG/PT/YA and 18+ too!

My goal in writing for children is to encourage them to read daily to enhance their life through good health and increase their creativity. Please read to your children daily even after they can read by themselves. This is a wonderful time to bond, cuddle, and get closer to your children. They will love you for the time you took to spend with them. Please keep reading and I will keep writing! Happy Reading Everyone!

My goal as an author of Novels for 18+ is to encourage everyone to read daily to enhance their lives and increase their creativity and good health. Please keep reading and I will keep writing. Happy reading everyone!

Jemsbooks make perfect gifts for all occasions! Grab your copies for all the MG/PT/YA on your list for Christmas. They will thank you for these books for you will open up their imaginations and introduce them to fun adventures, ghostly visits, a haunted house and magical mysteries.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. I hope you will have a wonderful holiday and have fun shopping for all those on your lists. Please come back again. You are always welcome. Take care.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

Jemsbooks.com

Jemsbooks.blog

Jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net

AMAZON.COM AUTHOR PAGE (All books)

AMAZON.COM JE SPINA NOVELS PAGE

AMAZON.CO.UK

BARNES & NOBLE

BARNES & NOBLE (18+ NOVELS)

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Happy Thanksgiving!

If you aren’t from America you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving but maybe celebrate your own kind of thanksgiving. I hope you have a wonderful day with family whatever you plan to do.

Thanksgiving Word Art

I wrote this poem in 2019 before COVID-19. The following year 2020 was a year that was unforgettable in a sad and tragic way. No one got together to celebrate with family and friends. We couldn’t have our usual large dinner gatherings. Many lives were lost (may God bless their families). My heart goes out to all of them.

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Lights

A Time to be Thankful

by Janice Spina ((C) 2019)

It’s a time to be thankful.

It’s a time to be helpful.

It’s a time to be caring.

It’s a time to be sharing.

It’s a time to remember others.

It’s a time to remember that we are all sisters and brothers.

It’s a time to show love.

It’s a time to thank God above.

Thanksgiving is a time to remember that every day we should be thankful.

This year 2021 we are hoping that we can get together. There are so many of us now – 30. Some new members of the extended family I still haven’t met – two babies. My heart aches to meet them and my arms ache to hold them. Hopefully that will happen before they finish school. Yikes! Time does fly by!

Unfortunately I got a cold from my trip to Aruba and cannot be with my family this Thanksgiving. I will be home with my husband eating our quiet dinner for two with turkey and all the fixings. Well, maybe next year we will be able to all be together again! Sigh!

COVID-19 has been a damper on the past two years for all of us. We hope and pray that 2022 will be a new year without the virus hanging over us, masks will be no longer needed, and children will be safe in school once again. May God bless all the families who have lost loved ones to this dreaded virus. My heart and sympathy goes out to all of you.

I hope you and yours will have a wonderful day whether or not you are in the USA and celebrating Thanksgiving. May you celebrate all good things, family time, love and sharing of everything you are grateful for in life. God Bless. Take care.

Thanksgiving Turkey

Thank you for stopping by to read this post. Please come back again real soon. You are always welcome.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

Jemsbooks.com

Jemsbooks.blog

Jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net

AMAZON.COM AUTHOR PAGE (All books)

AMAZON.COM JE SPINA NOVELS PAGE

AMAZON.CO.UK

BARNES & NOBLE

BARNES & NOBLE (18+ NOVELS)

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Smorgasbord Children’s Reading Room – #Reviews – #Disability Dawn Doig, #Fantasy Janice Spina

Welcome to the Children’s Reading Room and recent reviews for authors on the shelves. The first book with a recent review is And So, Ahmed Hears by …

Smorgasbord Children’s Reading Room – #Reviews – #Disability Dawn Doig, #Fantasy Janice Spina

I am honored to be included in this post on Sally Cronin’s fabulous blog. Thank you so much, Sally, for sharing my new book and review. Congrats to Dawn Doig for her lovely book and review also.

Please visit Sally’s lovely blog for some books, reviews, medical/health information and for her own wonderful books. Happy reading!

Thanks for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support. Please come back again real soon!

Take Care, stay safe and well.

Blessings & Hugs,

Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-winning author

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