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 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 9 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, Davey & Derek Book 6, and Abby & Holly Books 1 & 2 all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Abby & Holly Book 1 School Dance won a Bronze Medal from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah and Mariah’s Revenge were Finalists in Authorsdb First Lines Contest, Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. 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 4 of Abby & Holly series for girls and a Dragon series for young children. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2020 and beyond 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 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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