Guest Post with Janice Spina by K J Rollinson

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I have great pleasure in presenting my guest post with Janice Spina, author of Jemsbooks.

1. Please tell us something about yourself.
I am a former administrative secretary from a school system in Massachusetts – retired in 2010. Writing has always been my first love since the age of nine. I started with poetry then short stories. Since 2013 I have published eight children’s book and one novel for 18+. I am a copy editor, avid reader, book reviewer, blogger and supporter of fellow authors.

2. When did you know that you wanted to be an author?
I always loved writing poetry since age nine but didn’t realize my dream to be an author until I retired in 2010. At that time I started blogging and getting involved with online social media and getting myself out there before I published my books in 2013.
 
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About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with eleven children's books for PS-Gr 4, six middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and three 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. 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 2 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 Guest Post with Janice Spina by K J Rollinson

  1. Will of course pop over and read – looking forward to it Janice.

  2. Great interview, went to the other site and re-blogged it everywhere I can.
    Great, Gigi

  3. Thank you, Janice, for the reblog.

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