New Novel Coming Soon!

Things have been hectic lately in my life and I am currently working on two new books in between other things going on.


I had hoped to publish my new novel, a paranormal/mystery/romance, How Far Is Heaven, under J.E. Spina, back in February or March. But you know how events seem to happen taking you by surprise and the next minute there goes all your best laid plans out the window. I will do my best to get it ready for May!

My plans this year were to publish five books – a children’s book, novel mentioned above, two books in the Davey & Derek Series, Books 3 & 4, and a YA fantasy series book 1. I will do my best to meet the goal or close to it.

I will keep positive no matter what happens in my life. It’s spring now – a wonderful time to feel alive and creative. The birds are happy so shouldn’t we be.

Below are bluebirds who have been keeping my husband busy filling their dish of dried worms.Yuck! They actually knock on the slider window to alert us when their dish is empty!

Please check out my website and this blog for more information about upcoming publications. Davey & Derek and all other Jemsbooks can be found on my Amazon Author Page. There will be a surprise coming about the new novel that I look forward to sharing with you and a Goodreads Giveaway in the summer.

Time to stock up for summer reading for your kids and yourself.

I will be updating the cover on Davey & Derek book 1 soon to reflect the new Pinnacle Award. I am still pinching myself over that surprise! Thank you to anyone who has purchased and reviewed my books! I love your reviews and appreciate your kind support!


Please keep reading, for as you know – READING CAN GIVE YOU WINGS TO FLY!

Blessings & hugs to all!

Thanks for stopping by.


About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 35 books: 17 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 5 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 26 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 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 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 book 1 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. 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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19 Responses to New Novel Coming Soon!

  1. Deanie Humphrys-Dunne says:

    Reblogged this on deanieblog.

  2. Jet Eliot says:

    Best wishes to you, Janice, on your active schedule and prolific writings. Enjoyed the bluebirds too!

  3. Pingback: New Novel Coming Soon! | Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life

  4. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Janice Spina has a huge amount going on right now but is still planning on getting five new books out this year.. that is a tough challenge, but if anyone can do it.. Janice can..

  5. Mary Smith says:

    Gulp! I feel like a real slacker. I’m panicking about the ONE book I hope to have out by the end of this year! 🙂

  6. What cheeky garden birds, Janice. YI love that they knock on the window to be fed.
    You sound so busy. Good luck with all the writing, editing and publishing.

  7. If you’re enjoying the challenge carry on pushing, if it begins to feel too much relax on yourself a bit 🙂 you’re an inspiration Janice 🌸

  8. Behind the Story says:

    Happy spring! You’re amazing to get so much done.

  9. macjam47 says:

    Wow, Janice, you really know how to keep busy. Best wishes on completion of your “to do” list. Hugs.

  10. dgkaye says:

    Wow Janice. You’re a powerhouse! Don’t run yourself ragged! 🙂

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