New Children’s Book – Cover Reveal – Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier!




I am happy and excited to announce this new children’s book, Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier, has joined Jemsbooks family of books for young children Ages 1-8, Grades PS-Gr. 3, written in rhyme. I hope you and your children will love Lucy as much as I do!

Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier is now available on Amazon, Kindle  Barnes & Noble, and on this page on the right – all links are listed under book covers.


This book is based on my dog, Lucy, who I had for 16 years. She was quite a character and did all the things that are in this book. She loved my spaghetti with homemade sauce, watched TV shows featuring animals, hated baths, “sang” when music was played, and had two cherished possessions, a knotted rag and a ball. I hope you will enjoy reading about Lucy. She is no longer with us and can never be replaced.

Lucy was a special kind of dog. I guess everyone’s dog is a special kind of dog. Lucy gave me such joy, cheered me up when I was sad, and snuggled close when I needed a friend. I miss her still today.

My husband, John, created this book. Each time he illustrates one of my books he changes things up a bit and creates something different. When you look at this book you will see what I mean.


Thank you for stopping by and for your kind support!

Blessings & Hugs!



About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 7 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, all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah was a Finalist in Authorsdb First Lines Contest. Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review. 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 Abby & Holly series for girls, a fairy tale and Book 6 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2019 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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20 Responses to New Children’s Book – Cover Reveal – Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier!

  1. Your new book sounds lovely, Janice.

  2. Lovely to meet Lucy, Janice. Happy St. Patrick’s Day hugs! ☘️

  3. Oh, too exciting! Welcome, little Lucy!! ❤

  4. mihrank says:

    Janice – your new book is outstanding and wonderful!!

  5. Millie enjoys TV shows with animals, as well. Lucy sounds sweet, and the new book sounds delightful – good luck with it! 🙂

  6. I am sure it will be a wonderful book Janice and Lucy sounds adorable.. I will promote later next week.. Congratulations…hugs ♥

  7. Congrats! 🙂 Sharing… xo

  8. Congratulations, Janice! It’s so lovely to meet Lucy. Such a cutie! 🙂

  9. macjam47 says:

    Lucy is darling and the book sounds like one all children and their parents will love.

  10. Tina Frisco says:

    What a beautiful tribute to your beloved Lucy, Janice. Wishing you all the best with this new book! ❤

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