More to Share of 2017 with Jemsbooks!

This year 2017 has flown by like all the days appear to as I grow older. Today is my granddaughter’s birthday! She is eight years old and the only granddaughter I have. She is a treasure as are all my grandchildren ( four wonderful boys and one lovely girl).

A couple more things to share from 2017 before it comes to a close!

I was thrilled to find out that I won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award yesterday (December 29th) for Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost! Book 5 now joins book 1, 2, 3 with this award. Thank you Pinnacle for this honor!

Best Books in the
Category of YOUNG ADULT

The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost
Davey & Derek Jr. Detectives Book 5
Janice Spina

I also wanted to share a photo of my beautiful niece, Laura, (my brother’s daughter) with her copy of the new edition of Hunting Mariah with her on the cover. John and I will be working on a cover for Book 2 this coming month.

She is preparing for the cover with her many facial expressions for Mariah!

Thank you, Laura, for posing for me! Much love and appreciation!

I am still working on my reading to get up to my Goodreads Challenge of 110 books. I am now up to almost 103 for this year. My challenge next year will be much lower due to hopefully publishing 4-5 books which will keep me extremely busy. Maybe I will be able to read 95 books! LOL! My Kindle app and Nook are bursting at the seams. They keep calling out to me – Read Me, Read Me!

Wishing everyone a wonderful New Year with lots of blessings – love, joy, good health, peace, and many successes! May all your dreams become reality! 🍾 🎉 🎊


Thank you, my friends, for stopping by and for all your support! May we all spread kindness and pay it forward into 2018!

Blessings & Hugs & Love,



About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 41 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 6 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 33 Book Awards and a few finalists 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 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel 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 a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, 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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3 Responses to More to Share of 2017 with Jemsbooks!

  1. Jennie says:

    Congratulations, Janice! And Happy New Year to you. 🎊

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