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.

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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 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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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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