Pinnacle Book Achievement Award!

I am delighted and excited to announce that Book 2 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, just won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in the Young Adult Category! Still jumping up and down!


Best Books in the
Category of YOUNG ADULT 

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives: The Case of the
Mysterious Black Cat
Janice Spina


I have had so much fun writing this series and now with an award for Books 1 & 2 I think I am doing the right genre for me FINALLY! I have jumped around to many age levels and genres until I found the one I love the most!!

Thank you for bearing with me as I jump up and down and share my excitement!!

If you haven’t had a chance to read any of this series please go to for all Jemsbooks. Individual book links are below.

Book 2 link

Book 1 link

Book 3 link

Book 3 is already out there on Amazon and BN and Book 4 will be joining the fun soon!

Jemsbooks Children’s books and MG/PT series will be sold beginning next month in a new store, Second Peek Children’s Boutique, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA. It is an adorable shop with all types of children’s toys, clothes, books and some things for moms too (jewelry, figurines, etc.). If you live in the area stop by on September 12, 2016. I will stopping in some time too.

Thank for stopping by to hear my news! I still can’t believe it! I feel blessed! Thank you, God!

Blessings & hugs to all!


About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, 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 28 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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38 Responses to Pinnacle Book Achievement Award!

  1. C.M. Blackwood says:

    Congrats, Janice! 🙂

  2. Mary Smith says:

    Well done! Many congratulations.

  3. Congratulations! I just found out today that my book Davida: Model & Mistress of Augustus Saint-Gaudens won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for literary fiction. I don’t know which of us is the most excited…probably equally. I am happy for both of us.

  4. Congratulations, that is so wonderful

  5. Congratulations Janice 😀

  6. Many congratulations, Janice. Keep those Davey and Derek books coming. 😀

  7. macjam47 says:

    Congratulations, Janice!

  8. macjam47 says:

    Reblogged this on BOOK CHAT and commented:
    Congratulations are in order for Janice Spina!

  9. Congrats! Great news!! ♥

  10. Congrats!! This is such happy news.

  11. Norah says:

    Congratulations Janice. That’s awesome!

  12. noelleg44 says:

    Huge, huge congrats, Janice! You’re a star!

  13. Mira Prabhu says:

    Congratulations! You just followed my blog and I’m now following yours. Great work – giving kids good stuff to engage their minds. Om!

  14. Many Congratulations, loved reading your good news 💕⭐️

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