20 Questions with Janice Spina

Thank you, Don Massenzio, for having me on your fabulous blog! I had a great time. Blessings to you! šŸ˜˜

Author Don Massenzio

Today we sit down with prolific author and blogger Janice Spina. She took time out to share a bit about her work, her inspiration and herself.

Please enjoy this installment of 20 Questions:


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Q1) When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I have been writing since I was nine years old with poetry and greeting cards. At that time, it was just fun to do and not something I thought seriously about until I was in my twenties and started writing stories.

Q2) How long does it typically take you to write a book?

For childrenā€™s books I can write one in 30 minutes to an hour with edits.

For MG/PT books it takes about two to four weeks and more with edits.

For novels it could be three to six months and more with edits.

Q3) What is your work schedule like when youā€™reā€¦

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About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 39 books: 19 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two 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 31 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, 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 2 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. There are books in the works about an angel and another about a dog for ages 17+. 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 http://jemsbooks.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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3 Responses to 20 Questions with Janice Spina

  1. It was my pleasure. Thanks for participating.

  2. macjam47 says:

    I commented over on Don’s blog. It was a fabulous interview and so much fun to get to know a bit more about you.

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