HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! This is a special way to celebrate the New Year with an award!

I am thrilled to announce that Book 1 of my new series for Middle-graders/PT/YA, Abby & Holly, School Dance, just received a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in the Young Adult Category! I can’t say how excited I am, well maybe I can! LOL! Thank you, Pinnacle!




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.

This is a fun and entertaining book for both boys and girls. It encourages and fosters good values and behavior in young adults. This series, as well as Davey & Derek Series, is a good clean read that even parents will enjoy.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read about my award! I am on Cloud 9 right now! I appreciate your kind support. Please remember to show some love for authors by reviewing out books! We will love you back!

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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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  1. Congratulations, Janice, that is fantastic.

  2. Congratulations, that is wonderful

  3. Congratulations, that is wonderful ❤

  4. Jennie says:

    Congratulations, Janice!

  5. Congratulations! What a great way to start the year!

  6. Congratulations on this well-deserved award. It’s a nice start to the new year.

  7. macjam47 says:

    Congratulations, Janice! What a wonderful start to the New Year!

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