New Books Are Brewing at!

It’s the New Year 2019 and things are brewing up for a full year of new books for Jemsbooks! I took some time off over the holiday to spend time with family and catch up with friends.

Now it’s back to business as usual. I have set some lofty goals (publish 5 books and read and review 95 books) to push myself this year. My muse is back with a vengeance. I guess having a little break was a good thing to do. It gave my muse time to recharge.

I have started a series of stories for children. I plan to have seven in this series. If they do well I may do more. I will share more later about these books.

I need to get back to my middle-grade series, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series and Abby & Holly Series. I was thrilled to receive a Pinnacle Book Award for Abby & Holly Book 1 in late December of 2018. What a wonderful way to begin a new year!


Watch for Abby & HollyBooks 3 & 4 coming in 2019!

Also Davey & Derek will be back in Book 6 with more mysteries and fun adventures.

I have a YA fantasy waiting in the wings that is nipping at my mind. I only have writtenone book so far but I plan to write 5 or 6 more in this fantasy series. It will have to wait until the children’s and MG series are completed.

Working on these projects will keep me busy for two years and more.

Did I mention my husband is working on illustrations for another children’s book? Sigh!

I will be keeping John busy with all the chapter illustrations that will be needed to complete these series. Stay tuned for more info here and at

Thank you for stopping by to hear about my new projects. I appreciate your kind support in 2018 and hope you will follow me and my books in 2019.

Please review authors’ books to show them how much you enjoy reading their books! We will love you for each review! Reviews are one way we authors learn what our readers like or not about our books. Thank you so much!


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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6 Responses to New Books Are Brewing at!

  1. Wow, Janice, those are lofty targets indeed.

  2. macjam47 says:

    Wow, Janice! You have a busy year lined up! ❤️🤗❤️

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