Book 2 of Abby & Holly Series is Coming this Fall!


I have been having a fun time writing Book 2 of Abby & Holly Series. I am on the last two chapters of this new book and hopefully will complete it this week and begin editing then onto my lovely Beta Readers.

Writing Middle-Grade/PT/YA is my favorite genre. It comes easier to me than any other genre. In this book I am covering some difficult subjects I will not yet divulge. It has ghosts, surprises, and unexpected events to keep middle-graders engaged and rapidly turning pages.

All my MG/PT/YA books have life lessons which encourage children to be kind to one another, respect elders, parents and each other, accept differences and believe in yourself that you can do anything you put your mind to.

This series will be enjoyed by both girls and boys. Since this series was a spinoff from Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Book 5, the twins will appear from time to time in Abby & Holly books also as well as the girls appearing in the twins’ books from now on.

Please watch for this book and a cover reveal over the next month or so. In the meantime please check out Abby & Holly, Book 1, School Dance. My poor husband is working on another children’s book and now has to create illustrations for Book 2 and a cover. I am always way ahead of him. I wish I could clone him! Sigh! Ha!

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Get in on the adventures, mysteries, phantoms, surprises in this series and watch for Book 2 coming this fall.

Review on Amazon:

5.0 out of 5 stars
Say hello to the Abby and Holly series!
July 24, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition
Move over, Davey and Derek? Or maybe not… The duo is back, and the girls and boys are taking the world by the horns with another thrilling adventure! The haunted house! The mysterious ghost! The undying friendship! Good life lessons! And no more bullying!

Abby and Holly are cousins. The girls were first introduced in Book 5 of the Davey and Derek Junior Detectives series.

Janice Spina has beautifully blended two separate series in her new book, which is meant to entertain and educate middle grade readers. This time she sent two girls to solve a mystery that was quite intriguing. While trying to be just normal students, team members are dealing with serious issues so common for sixth graders: jealousy, intolerance, and bullying. The story is fun and adventurous, but the author smartly implants very important seeds that touch on problems so familiar for a middle school audience.

In this new book, Abby and Holly team up with their friends Davey and Derek, two shy but very experienced young detectives. The team needs to find out who is sabotaging one of their classmates, Justine, who plans her sixth grade school dance. Fearing that the girl is being bullied, the team members work closely with each other and their friends.

The story is sweet. It flows smoothly, just like other books from this wonderful author, which manages to surprise the young readers with perfectly developed characters and a wise plot. Even if the readers haven’t had the chance to get familiar with the Davey and Derek series, they won’t feel lost or have a hard time connecting the new story to Davey and Derek. And just like me, I hope the girls and boys will jump into the new adventures with a touch of fantasy, mystery, and some stronger feelings like love, forgiveness, and being kind to each other.

“Abby and Holly: School Dance” is one of those books that will make children feel good about themselves. The lessons of friendship and kindness are nicely incorporated into a fun story, which will put a smile on children’s faces. Trouble. Solution. Sweet first love. Friendship. And kindness. All of these qualities are in one book for young readers to enjoy. Yes, Justine is bullied, but she has a strong group of friends behind her, which helps her to overcome the fear of bullies. And with the help of her friends, the bullies may change their attitude too.

I am delighted that this book carries strong messages about the importance of being compassionate, kind, loving and accepting. It teaches teens to remember how they would feel if their places were reversed. Another entertaining and teaching series for middle schoolers by Janice Spina!

* I received this book as a gift from the author and chose to review it without compensation.

Reviewed by children’s author Mrs.D.


Check out this review on Goodreads:

Also, to get into the characters before this series began, go to Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Book 5, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost. This book featured Abby & Holly and was the inspiration for the girls’ own series.

Here are the comical twins, Davey & Derek, in their own books. Links below are for all Jemsbooks.


Barnes & Noble


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DD 5 Award

Thank you for stopping by to read about my upcoming new release. I hope you will check out all Jemsbooks at above links and get in on all the fun reading for you and your children. Adults love these books too!

I love to hear from readers and avidly welcome reviews! Thank you for your support!



Blessings & Hugs!


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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9 Responses to Book 2 of Abby & Holly Series is Coming this Fall!

  1. Wow, Janice, you are a very prolific writer.

  2. Mae Clair says:

    You are a writing machine, Janice! 😀
    Congrats on all you’re accomplishing.

    • jjspina says:

      Thank you, Mae. I keep on plugging along. Haven’t written much on my new book lately but did complete two and a half chapters today. Sigh! So many family things all summer that I didn’t get in much writing other than blogging and emails. 🤗

  3. Cheers to you, Janice! Amazing work you’re doing. 🙂

  4. Jennie says:

    Wonderful news, Janice!

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