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 multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, 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 28 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 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 1 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. 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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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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