New Children’s Book coming from Jemsbooks!


I am excited to share the cover of a new children’s book from Jemsbooks – Colby the Courageous CatColby is now on Amazon, Kindle, Create Space and coming to Barnes & Noble soon.

Colby was my daughter’s pet for nine years and this is my way of keeping his memory alive. He was an outdoor cat who loved to chase squirrels, chipmunks and other little creatures. He was an independent soul and would stay out many nights and only come back home for a quick ‘hello’ and a meal. He was beautiful, fearless, and resourceful and always looked for adventures.


Colby is one of a litter of four kittens. The kittens get into all kinds of trouble. Being the biggest and strongest Colby’s mother expects him to watch over the smaller kittens and keep them safe. Read and find out what Colby does to meet his mother’s expectations?

I hope to complete publication once I receive the proof book and my husband is working on the file for Kindle download. There always seems to be a glitch but we will fix it. All links will be listed here at completion.

Thanks for stopping by! Next up will be a children’s book about a giraffe. I have a few more books in the wings waiting for my husband’s magic touch. He has a lot of work ahead of him. Ha ha! Poor guy! I am a tough boss!

My next project is nearing completion, Book 4 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives. Hope to complete by next month. Stay tuned for more updates and links to new books.

Blessings & hugs!


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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15 Responses to New Children’s Book coming from Jemsbooks!

  1. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Cat lovers on high alert… Janice Spina with a cover reveal for her new book coming soon.. based on the story of her daughter’s cat.. Colby the Courageous Cat… looks great.

  2. Looking forward to this book. LOVE me some courageous kitties. ❤

  3. Woohoo. You’ve been mega busy this year! Congratulations.Love the cat. Looks like my daughter’s Barbie. ❤ 🙂

  4. dgkaye says:

    Congrats again Janice. You’re on a tear girl. Love the cover. ❤

  5. Congratulations Janice! You are rocking and rolling!! You have been really busy.

  6. Colby the Courageous Cat sounds like a wonderful book, Janice. All the best with this book and all your other books. Its great to have a supportive hubby too. 👍

  7. macjam47 says:

    This sounds like a wonderful book, especially for young pet owners and cat lovers. Adding it to my wish list.

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