Cover by John Spina


KINDLE (Coming soon)

BARNES & NOBLE  (Coming soon)

I am happy to announce that my newest book, Abby & Holly Book 1, School Dance, for Middle-grade/Pre-teen/Young Adults will be published soon. I hope to complete publishing applications by early July.

The new book is for MG/PT/YA girls but boys will enjoy it too. If you haven’t read Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 5, The Case of the Sad and Mischievous Ghost yet, hurry and pick up your copy at links below so you can find out about the ghosts and how they relate to Abby and Holly. Davey and Derek will be in the new book too.

Book 5 is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble or by clicking on cover on right.

This will be the first of many more books involving the Abby & Holly Series. There will be mysteries and other fun adventures that both girls and boys will love.

In this book I focus on anti-bullying. If you have a child or know of someone else who has been bulllied, this is the book for them. It is handled in a kind and caring but firm manner.

All Jemsbooks are written without anything offensive for children and carry life lessons that will teach children, young and old, the importance of kindness, caring and respect of others.


This is Book 1 of a series of Abby & Holly books. These two girls were first introduced in Book 5 of the Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series.

Abby and Holly are first cousins on their mothers’ side. They moved to the quiet town of Linden, New Hampshire, and live in a grand old Victorian which is haunted.

The cousins are excited about attending the 6th grade dance. When their friend, Justine, is bullied by two other girls, Abby and Holly, along with the help of a ghost and Davey and Derek Donato, the twin detectives, work together to formalize a plan to put a stop to the bullying. 

Watch for links to this new book soon on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Attention Fellow Bloggers: I am looking for some help promoting this new book. Please contact me if you would like to be part of my blog book tour. Go to and put in Subject Line BOOK TOUR – ABBY & HOLLY. Thank you!!

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you will come back again real soon.



Blessings & Hugs!


About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 39 books: 19 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, 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 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 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 17+. 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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  1. That is so amazing. You are bringing out book after book. I admire you. Keep going. wish i have the time to read them all. Congratulations. That is so wonderful

  2. Marcia says:

    Way to go, Janice! MUCH success with this one!! 🙂 ❤

  3. macjam47 says:

    I love the cover. I will do a review when the book comes out. Or I can do it anytime with a link to Amazon to pre-order. Let me know what you would prefer.

    • jjspina says:

      Link isn’t available yet. Am still in the process of reviewing files on Createspace. Should be ready later this week, hopefully if it all looks good. Hugs xx I’ll let you know when it is up on Amazon. Thank you for all your help, Michelle! Love xx

  4. Congratulations in advance!

    I’ve been looking forward to you starting to release the books in this series.

    When it’s published, send me an eMail with what I need (cover image, blurb, links, that kind of thing) and I’ll put an announcement post up for it on my blog for you.

  5. Annika Perry says:

    Yeah!! Congratulations, Janice and I can feel your buzz!! It’s great that you tackle such a prevalent issue in all our schools. I love the names of Holly and Abby and am sure the series will be a huge hit! Well done and have fun with the launch! 😀

  6. Jennie says:

    So exciting, Janice!

  7. That’s awesome, Janice! High five. 🙂

  8. Mae Clair says:

    Congratulations, Janice. That’s an excellent cover, and just the thought of a “school dance” brings back many fond memories for me!

  9. dgkaye says:

    No rest for you it seems Janice! You’re on fire! Congrats on your upcoming book my friend. ❤

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