Happy New Year Everyone!


I want to wish all my readers, followers and dear friends who have supported me in 2015 a wonderful New Year filled with love, promise, hope and prosperity! Thank you!

My Accomplishments:

In 2015 I published two children’s books, two middle-grade books, read and reviewed 138 books, edited several other books and supported a multitude of fellow authors on my blog and different social media.

My Goals:

In 2016 I plan to publish two children’s books, a mystery/romance/paranormal novel, book 3 of Davey & Derek series and begin writing a middle-grade series for girls and edit another novel and write some short stories to put into a collection for a future book. I will give myself another goal of reading and reviewing 125 books on Goodreads.


With your kind support and readership I hope to complete and surpass these goals.

If you read any Jemsbooks a review would be greatly appreciated! It would be like giving me the best gift that an author could have.


Thank you!

Blessings & love 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 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 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 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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23 Responses to Happy New Year Everyone!

  1. Happy New Year, Janice, may it will be a great and prosperous one

  2. Happy New Year! Good luck with your goals.

  3. Wishing you a very Happy New Year, Janice.
    With my very best wishes,

  4. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Janice Spina with some wonderful accomplishments in 2015 and much more to come in 2016.

  5. Ileana says:

    Happy New Year !

  6. Mary Smith says:

    Happy New Year to you, too, Janice.

  7. Happy new year! Such an inspirational post! ❤ Good luck for you goals and may you achieve more than you work for. 🙂

  8. Annette Rochelle Aben says:

    Looking forward to sharing the fun of this year with you! HNY

  9. Oh, so well done, Janice. I hope 2016 is everything you wish for.Jx

  10. dgkaye says:

    Gosh Janice, that’s quite a list of accomplishments. How on earth could you write and publish 4 books, read so many others and do edits, oh, and real life? Please do share your secrets, lol. I’m guessing you never sleep. 🙂

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