Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all!

I want to extend a very Merry Christmas & a Healthy & Happy New Year to all my readers and friends. I wish you many blessings in 2019!

New Year Tree

With the busy holidays here I need to take a breather and spend time with my family and share the joy of this blessed holiday. I will be back again after the New Year.

May your blessings be as abundant as the flowers on my Christmas Cactus.

Christmas Cactus in Bloom
Portuguese Cookies for Christmas

Until we meet in the New Year here are some delicious Portuguese cookies to snack on. Don’t begin your diets until after the New Year!


Please leave some love for us authors by reviewing our books! We will love you back! Thank you so much for your kind support! Watch for more new books from Jemsbooks in 2019 and beyond!

Blessings & Hugs!


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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15 Responses to Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all!

  1. Annika Perry says:

    Wishing you a wonderful and creative New Year, Janice … May it be full of joy, love & light! Have a fabulous time celebrating the start of 2019! Xx ps. Your Christmas cactus is stunning! Wow!

  2. Mary Smith says:

    So jealous of your Christmas Cactus – mine managed two flowers about two weeks before Christmas! Perhaps it’s transitioning to become an Easter Cactus 🙂 Wishing you all the best for 2019 when it comes.

    • jjspina says:

      The secret to getting more blossoms is to get a second plant and put them together in the same pot. They will bloom as they marry so to speak.♥️🎊🎉Happy New Year!

  3. Here’s to a beautiful New Year for one and all! ❤

  4. All the best for 2019, Janice. The Portuguese cookies look delicious.

  5. Love to you and all your family Janice xox

  6. macjam47 says:

    Happy New Year, Janice!

  7. Amy Caudill says:

    Happy New Year to you and your family, Janice! May 2019 be the best one yet!

  8. ★·.·´¯`·.·★ H♥a♥p♥p♥y♥ N♥e♥w♥ Y♥e♥a♥r♥ ★·.·´¯`·.·★

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