Ricky is Coming!

Be on the lookout!  He’s coming!  Who, you say?  Well, Ricky, of course!

Who is Ricky you ask?  Let me tell you a little secret.  Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon is coming to town.  No one knows about him yet.  Ricky is a friend of Louey the Lazy Elephant.  He is very excited to join his buddy Louey on Amazon.com and eventually Kindle.

He is an adorable but rambunctious little raccoon who is always getting into trouble.  He is written in rhyme that will be a joy to children to read along and recite the repetitive rhyme at the end of each page.  They will be laughing at Ricky’s antics and all the troubles he experiences.

My husband, John, is the illustrator for Ricky as he was for Louey.  John has an inimitable style all his own as he creates and brings my stories to life.

Keep a lookout for this little guy.  You can’t miss him. He is wearing a mask and has a stripped tail.

His new cover will be posted here soon and on my website and on PIA site. image




About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 7 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, all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah was a Finalist in Authorsdb First Lines Contest. Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review. 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 3 of Abby & Holly series for girls, a fairy tale and Book 6 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2019 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 https://jemsbooks.wordpress.com 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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6 Responses to Ricky is Coming!

  1. I can’ t wait to meet Ricky and I’m sure Louey is excited as well. He’s probably not napping as much.

  2. dcrushbooks says:

    Maybe some day Robby and company will meet Ricky

  3. Paul G Day says:

    I cannot wait for the little rascal 🙂

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