Monthly Archives: February 2019

What Is More Important, Writing or Keeping Up with Social Media, Emails, Other Blogs, Etc?

This is the question I have been asking myself lately. Should I write or try to keep up with the myriad of social media, email, and other blogs, etc. I have been torn between trying to keep up with all … Continue reading

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New Children’s Book – The First Star – A Fairy Tale from Jemsbooks!

I am excited to announce that a new children’s book, The First Star, is now available on Amazon as paperback and e-book and soon to Barnes & Noble as a paperback. BLURB: Once upon a time there were two children … Continue reading

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How Far is Heaven – A Novel that will break your heart!

I wrote this novel, How Far is Heaven, under J.E. Spina many years ago before I retired. It was published in 2016. When I began writing it I cried to think of anything like this really happening to a family. … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

I put two years’ flowers up for you to enjoy! How many of you know the story behind Valentine’s Day? Well, there are many written online. Here is one that I found that you might like. https://www.olrl.org/lives/valentine.shtml Here are some … Continue reading

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Watch for New Children’s Book Coming from Jemsbooks!

My husband, John, and I have been working on my first fairy tale which he kindly illustrated for me. I am excited about this book and hope children will love it. It is a rags to riches story. Watch for … Continue reading

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N.E. Patriot’s Win Super Bowl LIII and Championship Parade!

I am an avid fan of the Patriot’s as you can see by this post. I can’t get enough of them. Of course, having them win their 6th Super Bowl was an incredible feeling! Even if you aren’t a fan … Continue reading

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The Challenges of Self-Publishing!

I wrote this post back in August of 2013 for a site that was active at the time. PIA is no longer up and running so please don’t try to find it. I thought this post would be helpful for … Continue reading

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Books Read in January 2019!

Did I ever tell you that I LOVE TO READ?! Well, I do. You can tell by how many books I read in January 2019, the first month of the new year. My goal for the year is 95. Do … Continue reading

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