Guest Post and #Challenge – Wendy Janes – An Invitation to leap…..

Interesting post about Leap Year plus a challenge from Wendy Janes and Sally Cronin. What will you do with the extra day? Let Sally know so she can post.

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

I was delighted when Wendy Janes suggested that she share a post here today on the subject of our extra day this year on February 29th. Apart from her entertaining and informative post, we also have a small and easy to enter challenge for you.  I will hand you over to Wendy.

Wendy Janes

An Invitation to leap…..

I was playing hop-scotch in the primary school playground with my friend Katy and her cousin Maria when Maria announced that she only had a birthday once every four years.


My seven-year-old mind thought how impossibly mean her parents must be. How could they make her miss out on years and years of birthday cake and presents? And then I wondered what dreadful thing she must have done to be punished so severely. Before I could even start to articulate any questions, the dinner lady with the hat like a plum pudding had…

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About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with eleven children's books for PS-Gr 4, five 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, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. 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 mystery series for girls and 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 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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