New Novel from Jemsbooks is Here!


New novel, a paranormal/mystery/romance, How Far Is Heaven, written under J.E. Spina is now here from Jemsbooks!

I started this book back in 2009 and kept it on the back burner while I wrote and published several other books. Now is the time, I believe, to publish this book. It is in a new genre for me and completely different from my previous novel, Hunting Mariah.

How Far Is Heaven is now available at and Amazon and Barnes & Noble and other online stores.

Synopsis for How Far is Heaven

Priscilla and Parker Wilfork are college sweethearts happily married with two children, Deanna and Robbie, and life seemed perfect and peaceful until one day Parker goes on a business trip and does not return. Priscilla searches for how and why her husband disappeared to no avail but Deanna cannot accept the fact that her father is gone. Deanna asks questions daily about her father’s return and becomes despondent.

Priscilla tries to get life back to normal for her children after two years and decides to tell them that their father has gone to Heaven in an attempt to put an end to the questions from Deanna. Priscilla finds herself doubting whether he is still alive when she begins to have dreams where Parker appears to her as an angel.

Just when things seemed to be better and the children were accepting that their father would not return, Deanna disappears. Now Priscilla must once again search for answers to why another member of her family has disappeared before it is too late for Deanna. She fears that her husband’s disappearance could somehow be connected to Deanna’s.

Priscilla turns to a local police Sargeant, Blake Furelli, for assistance in finding her daughter and solving the mystery of her husband’s disappearance. But it seems there is more to their friendship than meets the eye. Sargeant Furelli, too, has suffered a loss and feels drawn to the ethereal beauty of Priscilla Wilfork.

Please check out this amazing book trailer by Chris Graham aka The Story Reading Ape for How Far Is Heaven. He brings the story to life!

All my books are available here:

Barnes & Noble:

Direct link to novel:   Amazon

Other novel by J.E. Spina: Hunting Mariah

Hunting Mariah Trailer by Chris Graham:

Thank you for stopping by.  How Far Is Heaven is now available on Create Space, and Amazon and soon to Barnes & Noble and other online stores.

Thank you for stopping by.

Remember: Reading Gives You Wings to Fly!

Blessings 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, 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 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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25 Responses to New Novel from Jemsbooks is Here!

  1. Deanie Humphrys-Dunne says:

    Reblogged this on deanieblog.

  2. Deanie Humphrys-Dunne says:

    Congratulations Janice!

  3. The cover is fantastic, the book trailer jazzy and the story compelling from this small tidbit.
    Congratulations, Janice.

  4. Reblogged this on Authors to Watch and commented:
    New release alert!

  5. Congratulations, Janice. Sounds a great book, but sad

  6. Anne Benedetto says:

    Congratulations, Janice! I’m going to read this one. Anne (Gillis) Benedetto

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  8. Congratulations on the new book, Janice. Lovely cover, great blurb and awesome trailer! 🙂

  9. dgkaye says:

    Looks like my kind of read Janice. Congrats again. I look forward to reading. 🙂

  10. macjam47 says:

    Janice, this sounds fabulous, definitely a must read.
    I wanted to let you know I’ve read Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey. Loved it. A review is coming as soon as I have the time. Hubby and I are involved in a major project that has impacted the amount of time I have for reading, blogging, reviewing drastically.. More coming about that later Just wanted to let you know I haven’t forgotten.

    • jjspina says:

      Thank you so much, Michelle! Happy to hear you liked it! I know about other projects getting in the way. There is always something else to do around the house, etc. ❤️

  11. macjam47 says:

    Reblogged this on BOOK CHAT and commented:
    A new novel by children’s book author, Janice Spina, promises to be an interesting read.

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