Thank You Friends!


July 7th was my birthday! It was a wonderful day spent with my amazing husband. There were many blessings, roses of all colors, perfume, out to the movies to see Tarzan (wonderful movie), then we picked up lobsters and steamers and corn on the cobb for a delicious dinner. Who could ask for more?


Well, I got more! My son called from his vacation and his whole family sang Happy Birthday to me! Then my daughter and her family called and sang Happy Birthday to me too! I heard from my brother and sister and two sister-in-laws also. Being remembered by your loved ones is what is most important and precious to me.


If this wasn’t enough I was surprised by numerous old and new friends online that filled me up with well wishes making it an extra special day. I tried to thank each one of you individually. If I missed you I apologize and want to thank you all now for the lovely cards, flowers (virtual) and sweet messages that warmed my heart and brought tears to my eyes! THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING THIS OLD GAL’S BIRTHDAY THE BEST EVER! Thank you God for all my blessings!

Sending love and blessings your way! May God bless you.




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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11 Responses to Thank You Friends!

  1. Mary Smith says:

    Belated birthday wishes – sounds like it was the perfect day.

  2. So glad you had a lovely day and thanks for the note about Tarzan.. we are going to the cinema to see when it opens here next week. love and hugs.

  3. noelleg44 says:

    What a perfect day! Roses and a clam bake – you are blessed!

  4. Sounds like you had a lovely day. 🙂

  5. You must have a wonderful time.

  6. Ileana says:

    Happy Birthday! ❤

  7. Belated Happy Birthday Janice, so glad you had a super day 🎉💕

  8. Best birthday wishes to you Janice, however late they still mean the same.
    with love and peace, Eddie

  9. Kev says:

    Lovely! 😊

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