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 award-winning author with 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 9 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 3 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 children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Davey & Derek Book 6, and Abby & Holly Books 1 & 2 all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Abby & Holly Book 1 School Dance won a Bronze Medal from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah and Mariah’s Revenge were Finalists in Authorsdb First Lines Contest, Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book 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 4 of Abby & Holly series for girls and a Dragon series for young children. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2020 and beyond along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, 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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