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It is still exciting to announce a new book from Jemsbooks! This book which is my seventh published book, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Book 1 – The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, is a middle-grade series for Grades 4-7, ages 9-12. The first book is an introduction of more to come. I am already working on book 2.  My plan is to write two-three stories this year and 2016.  Depending upon the interest in this series I may write more hopefully. The cover was created by my husband, John, who is the illustrator of all of my children’s books.


My goal to have books for all ages and I am getting there. I will be planning a giveaway on Goodreads in about two weeks.

Links for purchase:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Amazon CA 


Create Space


Barnes & Noble

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you will check out my books and if you do purchase any please leave a review! Reviews are so important to indie authors. They are an important and crucial way for authors to know if we are doing something right and if we should keep doing it! Lol!

I appreciate your kind support and readership of Jemsbooks! Thank you!


Blessings to all!


About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 31 books: 15 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 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 books have received 23 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 2 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon 9 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-4 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 and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. 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 a novel and Book 4 of Drystan the Dragon series for young children. An historical novel and a YA fantasy series will be coming in 2021 and beyond along with more children's books and novels for 18+. 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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  1. Sounds wonderful. Wish you much success. ❤

  2. mihrank says:

    such wonderful – much more success!

  3. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    Janice Spina’s latest book for middle-grade series for Grades 4-7, ages 9-12, is now available 😀

  4. noelleg44 says:

    I know some twins who will love this book.

  5. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    For all junior detectives out there.. a new case from Janice Spina.. now where did I put that dang mobile phone?

  6. I wish you much success my friend on your new book! Looks like a great little book.

  7. Reblogged this on Tony A. Smith and commented:
    Check out this new children’s book for Grades 4-7 ages 9-12 by award winning author Janice Spina!

  8. Congratulations! 😀

  9. Tina Frisco says:

    Congratulations, Janice! Shared via TSRA 🙂

  10. Reblogged this on Michaelphelps1's Blog and commented:
    Well, I must admit, I am a little older than 12, but this is a DETECTIVE novel I MUST read! Best of Success to Author JANICE SPINA! Great Cover too!

    • jjspina says:

      How kind of you to say, Michael I can’t thank you and Chris enough for sharing my new book! Blessings & hugs to you both, kind sirs!

  11. My THANKS to CHRIS GRAHAM, The Story Reading Ape for posting this and to Author JANICE SPINA for bringing this to millions of readers. I will trun 12 (again) just so I can READ this Detective Novel!
    Best wishes for great success to Ms. Spina.

  12. Hello Ms. Spina,

    PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN IT IS AVAILABLE! I write detective novels based on true crimes that I worked on.

    • jjspina says:

      Yes, I will, Michael. My stories are pure fiction not based on anything real. Please share your links to look at your books. I wrote a thriller novel, Hunting Mariah, which is on Amazon but that too is fictional. Thank you for your support.

  13. noelleg44 says:

    Just got this book for some twins I know!

  14. Reblogged this on MARSocial Author Business Enhancement Dragon Post and commented:
    I am doing a guest post on Janice Spina and her Jemsbooks on 25th May, 2015.

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