The Shine On Award – Nominees listed, are you one?


shine on Award

This has been quite a week for me – nominated for three awards!  I have had so many good things happening that I have to pinch myself to make sure I am awake.  I have been kindly nominated by talented children’s book author, Deanie H. Dunne, for the Shine On Award.  I can’t thank Deanie enough for her generosity, kindness, support and friendship.

Here are the Rules:

  • Display the award logo on your blog.
  • Link back to the person who nominated you.
  • State 7 things about yourself
  • Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
  • Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award requirements.

Seven things about myself:

  1. I was legally blind from age ten to adult without my glasses because I couldn’t see two feet in front of me.
  2. I now have perfect vision 20/20 due to cataract surgery four years ago.  Thanks to God.  I am eternally grateful for this gift.
  3. I was a member of the Sweet Adeline’s International Chorus for five months and left due to my cataract surgery.  I never returned due to the traveling involved.
  4. As a young child I used to sing, When I Was Just A Little Girl, with my grandfather as he played his mandolin.
  5. While walking from my godmother’s house one day with my cousin we were accosted by two older girls.  They finally let me go and I ran all the way home to get my aunt so we could rescue my cousin.  It was a frightening experience.
  6. I nearly fell off a Ferris wheel when I was five years old.  I was with the same cousin but we held onto each other until it stopped.  We don’t see each other any more; it’s too dangerous!
  7. I fell down half a flight of stars when I was pregnant with my daughter (7 months along).  I suffered a severe ankle sprain.  I couldn’t walk and had to crawl around for two months until after I gave birth because I couldn’t put weight on my foot and was not allowed to use crutches by my doctor.  Thank God once again for my daughter was unharmed.

The Nominees are:

  1. JZ Bingham
  2. Julie Green
  3. Natalie Mohr
  4. Sabine Chennault
  5. Kathleen Shields
  6. Juan Trevino
  7. Mike Fedison
  8. Angela Jordan
  9. Helen Valentina
  10. Chelsea Brown
  11. Megan (Write Meg)
  12. Markovich Arts
  13. Catherine Ryan Howard
  14. Jennifer Writingsfamrs
  15. Brooke Monfort

Congratulations to all the nominees. 

Thank you to all of you for sharing your talents with us. Keep your light shining brightly!

shine on Award


About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 35 books: 17 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 5 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 books have received 26 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on, 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 1 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, 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 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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12 Responses to The Shine On Award – Nominees listed, are you one?

  1. You’ve had lots of challenges, Janice, but you overcame them. What an inspiration you are to everyone. Thank you so much for your kindness and compliments.

    • jjspina says:

      Thank you. I enjoyed your 7 things about you too. You have a delightful sense of humor and a real gift in telling a story. You have had your own special challenges and overcame them. You are an inspirational person. I admire you and feel fortunate to have you as a friend.

      • Thank you so much, Janice. I nominated you for another award. Just couldn’t resist this one for you. Thank you for all of your special comments and encouragement. Please go to; to find out more.

      • jjspina says:

        I didn’t see my name on the award but saw the name Janice Person.

        Sent from my iPad

      • Janice, your name is on the award I posted yesterday, the Very Inspiring Blogger award. Today’s blog was for the second Liebster Award. Sorry you were confused, but you’ll find your name there.

    • jjspina says:

      You are so sweet and a good friend.  Thank you Deanie. Janice

      On Wed, 8 May 2013 04:01:52 +0000, jemsbooks

  2. Meg says:

    Thank you so much for the nomination! It’s nice to “meet” you, and I enjoyed reading your random facts. I’ve always been afraid of falling off a Ferris wheel . . .

    • jjspina says:

      You are welcome Meg. i enjoyed your blog too. Being so young I really didn’t know the real danger I was in.
      Nice meeting you too.

    • jjspina says:

      You are very welcome Meg. I just nominated you for another award, The Very Inspiring Blog Award. Congrats! Check it out at my website
      Best Wishes to you always.

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