Goodreads Giveaway coming in November!


Thank you to everyone (680) who signed up for a chance to win!

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas 🎄🎁  and a Healthy & Happy New Year!🎆

Hi everyone! I am happy to announce that I willl be doing another Goodreads Giveaway this year. This giveaway will begin NOVEMBER 20, 2017 and end DECEMBER 20, 2017 just before Christmas. If you win, it will make a fabulous Christmas gift for someone on your list or you can keep it for yourself. I will be giving away THREE AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS! I will do my best to mail out the books as soon as I receive notification of the winners!

Drum roll please…the book I will be giving away this time is…




Davey and Derek Donato are at it again in this new book. In this case they come across a brown scraggly dog with blood on its paw but when the boys try to stop the dog, it runs away. Aunt Gigi is here once again to assist the boys with their magic and provide some new spells. Clues surface that suggest that someone may be injured and in need of help. The boys will have to use their skills and a little magic to solve this case.

The dog on the cover was my daughter’s dog for ten years. We lost her two years ago now. She was a sweet and affectionate dog and we all miss her terribly. By putting her on the cover we are keeping her memory alive.

This is book is part of the award-winning series for Young Adults/Preteens/Middle-Graders that has been enjoyed also by adults. This series has won five book awards, three Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards and two Reader’s Favorite Book Awards.

I have written five books in this series and plan to write more next year along with a spin-off using two of the characters in Book 5, Abby & Holly. These two girls will have their own mystery series and from time to time will meet up with Davey & Derek.

At one of my book signings I was asked to write a series for girls. I promised the young lady I would try. I always keep my promises. It may take a little longer than one might expect to fulfil these promises but I do my best with my busy schedule and other commitments.


Top customer reviews

5.0 out of 5 starsDelightful Story for Young Readers
ByMichelle Clements Jameson May 14, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
Junior detectives, Davey and Derek Donato, are off again to solve another mystery with the help of Aunt Gigi’s magic and Mianna, the cat in Aunt Gigi’s crystal ball. The boys get into mischief as they try to discover what happened to the scraggly dog and how it’s paw got blood on it. The ending was a wonderful surprise and the kind of ending any child would love.
The author’s goal in writing books for children that bring to light life lessons that the children can learn from. These lessons include politeness (Davey and Derek are both polite boys), kindness (they are kind to the dog and to his owner, as well as to family and friends in this story), and sensitivity (they are concerned that their friend Mickey isn’t left out and that their mom doesn’t worry needlessly about them). Janice Spina accomplished her goal with The Case of the Brown Scraggly Dog.
This book is sure to delight. I highly recommend The Case of the Brown Scraggly Dog to young readers.
This book was gifted to me by the author in exchange for my honest review.

5.0 out of 5 stars Another amazing mystery by Janice Spina! Deanie Humphrys-Dunne  January 20, 2017

This time junior detectives Davey and Derek have a new adventure when a mysterious Scraggly dog appears in their neighborhood with blood on her paw. What happened? Where is her owner? Readers will love this mystery and be anxious to find out what happens next. The twins’ Aunt Gigi has her own magic to share and the boys learn more about amazing ways to travel.The story is engaging, as are all of Janice Spina’s tales.There’s even a surprise ending. Be sure to get your copy today.
*I received a free copy of this book and chose to review it.
Reviewed by children’s author, Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

5.0 out of 5 starsNew Magic Spell & Mystery
ByMichele Rolfeon January 1, 2017
Format: Paperback
The twins are learning a new magic spell & stumble on the Mystery of the brown scraggly dog! The dog has blood on its paw & the clues seem to lead to someone being injured. What Davey & Derek find is NOT what they thought! Love the twists this takes. Very good again, Janice! I am giving an honest review for a copy of the book as an advance reader.

Thank you for stopping by. Don’t forget to sign up for a chance to win one of three autographed books of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Book 4, The Case of the Brown Scraggly Dog – Beginning on November 20, 2017 – December 20 2017!


Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Case of the Brown Scraggly Dog by Janice Spina

The Case of the Brown Scraggly Dog

by Janice Spina

Giveaway ends December 20, 2017.

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 Thank you for your kind support! Wishing you good luck!

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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 31 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 6 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear, Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier, The First Star 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 7 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, Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab, Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 1 (Drystan and Durward Save the Day) 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 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 15+. 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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9 Responses to Goodreads Giveaway coming in November!

  1. dgkaye says:

    Good luck Janice! I tried to enter but the gatekeeper doesn’t let in Canadians, lol. Sharing! ❤

  2. Lovely, Janice. Michael and I finished Book 1 last night and he really enjoyed it.

  3. macjam47 says:

    Reblogged this on BOOK CHAT and commented:
    Do you love Janice Spina’s books? There is a giveaway on Goodreads and you can read about it here.

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