Cover Reveal of New Jemsbook!


I am excited to announce that my fifth book this year is now on Kindle for purchase.

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Coming soon to Amazon Paperback.

Coming soon to Barnes & Noble.


Abby & Holly are cousins who are more like sisters. They like to do everything together. Holly lives with Abby and her family in a haunted Victorian. Holly must deal with some difficult decisions in her family when unexpected and unfortunate events come to pass.

Abby is there to lend support to Holly along with two ghostly apparitions, Felicity and Minerva, who live in Abby’s house. These specters provide some magical and helpful advice along the way as they watch over Holly during this difficult time. 

The girls’ friends, twins, Davey & Derek Donato, from their own series, pop in to support Holly and bring some fun and comical relief to the story.

I have had an enjoyable time writing this series for girls. It felt as if I were back in time as a young again. This series began when one of my fans requested that I write a series for girls like the one I did for boys, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives. When I wrote Book 5 of the Davey & Derek Series I introduced Abby and Holly and from there the girls got their own series. My hope is that girls and boys will enjoy both series since the four characters cross over into each other’s ’ series from time to time.

If you haven’t read Abby & Holly Book 1, School Dance yet, you can purchase a copy on Amazon or Barnes & Noble or click on covers on the right of this post, or go to Book 1 deals with the sensitive subject of bullying.

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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.
The girls are first cousins on their mothers’ side. They moved to the quiet town of Lindon, 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, Abby and Holly, along with the help of a ghost and Davey & Derek, work together to formalize a plan to put a stop to the bullying.

All Jemsbooks for children and MG/PT/YA encourage children of all ages to show respect to one another, parents and elders, value friendship, take a stand against bullying, believe in oneself, be kind to others and accept differences. If you want your children to learn these life lessons, then Jemsbooks are the books for them. Children will have fun reading about these magical adventures.

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your continued support. Feel free to share my news! Word of mouth is the best way to spread the news! Thank you so much!


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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. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah and Mariah’s Revenge were Finalist in Authorsdb First Lines Contest, Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review and receive 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 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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35 Responses to Cover Reveal of New Jemsbook!

  1. Darlene says:

    Congratulations on yet another book. Girls will love this one as will some boys too. We all love an adventure!

  2. balroop2013 says:

    Congratulations Janice. Wishing you great success.

  3. Well done on another lovely book, Janice.

  4. Congrats, Janice! I’m sure Unfortunate Events will be a hit!

  5. Jennie says:

    Congratulations, Janice!

  6. Congratulations, Janice for the Books 2 of Abby and Holly. This will be a big hit for the girls. 🙂

  7. Congratulations on the new release! 🙂

  8. Congratulations, Janice! 🙂

  9. Congratulations! ❤ xo Sharing…

  10. dgkaye says:

    Beautiful Janice! Congrats to you, you powerhouse! 🙂 ❤ xx

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