Surprise Award from Readers’ Favorite!


I was congratulating my dear friend, Deanie Dunne, about her Silver Medal from Readers’ Favorite Awards for her book, Tails of Sweetbrier, when she told me that I had won too! I was surprised and ecstatic! Congrats Deanie! Well deserved! ❤️ Congratulations to all the winners!

My book, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Book 1, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won Honorable Mention in the Preteen Category from Readers’ Favorite Awards. I am thrilled and excited to receive this award for my book. Writing the series has been a joy for me and I plan to continue to write more in this series.


Congratulations Janice Spina!
“Davey & Derek Junior Detectives”
is a 2016 Readers’ Favorite
Honorable Mention
in the Children – Preteen category!


Thank you, Readers’ Favorite, for this honor. I feel blessed to be so fortunate. I thank God for all these blessings!

Please check out Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 1, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, and Books 2 & 3 in the series. Get in on all the fun adventures, mystery, magic and fantasy with the Donato twins.

Amazon   All Jemsbooks

Link to Book 1  

Link to Book 2

Link to Book 3

Happy Reading Everyone!

Thank you for stopping by!

Blessings & hugs 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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13 Responses to Surprise Award from Readers’ Favorite!

  1. mihrank says:

    well deserved, congrats – you have one of the best blogs…

  2. Congratulations, once again, Janice. When I read this book I had a sneaky feeling more awards were heading its way.


  4. Behind the Story says:

    Congratulations! Readers know best, and they like your book. Wonderful!

  5. Kev says:

    Nice one, Janice! ☺

  6. Congratulations Janice.. It really is a very good book.. Well deserved.

  7. cav12 says:

    How wonderful, Janice! Congratulations 😀

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