Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Think spring!


Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all!

On this day each year we are all Irish, whether big, little, short or tall.
Corned beef and cabbage seems to be the favorite food of the day.
Make sure you have an Irish blessing at the meal to say.
Irish soda bread and cupcakes with icing in green,
Will complete the meal and all fingers will be licked clean.
Be sure to have some coffee with Irish whiskey.
But be careful it has been known to make you frisky.
Enjoy your day and leave some time for play.


Easter is almost here.

It’s the time to spend the blessed day with family and friends so dear.
Cook up a turkey, ham or pork roast.
Take out the special wine and make a toast.
Let us bow our heads and pray.
For Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior has risen today!


Spring is almost here!

Peeking through the snow (if you still have some) you will see.
Lovely crocuses they will be.
In colors of blue, yellow, or white.
They will certainly fill you with delight.
Though they do not grow very tall,
And are so small, you may not at first see them at all.
They are known as the harbingers of spring.
Ahh, seeing them makes my heart take wing.
Lovely, much needed spring!


About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 9 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 3 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Davey & Derek Book 6, and Abby & Holly Books 1 & 2 all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Abby & Holly Book 1 School Dance won a Bronze Medal from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah and Mariah’s Revenge were Finalists in Authorsdb First Lines Contest, Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on Book 4 of Abby & Holly series for girls and a Dragon series for young children. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2020 and beyond along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog http://jemsbooks.blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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2 Responses to Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Think spring!

  1. Very nice! And at this time, with Winter refusing to give way to Spring, I await ANY harbinger of warmer weather.

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