I have been a busy bee all this year! I usually write two newsletters a year but I have been too busy to get around to doing more than one. Here is what has been happening with Jemsbooks aka Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina during 2019.
|JEMSBOOKS – BOOKS FOR ALL AGES||DECEMBER 2019|
This newsletter is a way to let you know what’s new to Jemsbooks.
Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina published five new books in 2018 and three in 2019. She hopes to meet her goal of four in 2020.
Jemsbooks now has 12 children’s books for Ages 1-8.
In February of 2019 Janice published her first fairy tale, The First Star.
This story was originally written for Janice’s two children when they were quite young. They are now grown with children of their own.
In April of 2019 Janice published Book 6 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Mystery of the Bells.
This new book has plenty of magic, mystery and fun for boys and girls to enjoy.
All covers and illustrations were done by Janice’s husband, John. He continues to create beautiful illustrations and covers that bring Janice’s stories to life.
John has created promos for Janice’s middle-grade books below for Ages 10 +.
Also, here is a promo done through AllAuthor.com for her 18+ novels.
There is something for everyone with Jemsbooks.
Janice and John are currently working on six books about Dragons for young children. They hope to publish book 1 in 2020 and the rest over the next year or two.
Watch for this fun dragon series!
In August of 2019 Janice’s book, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Book 6,The Case of the Mystery of the Bells, won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award.
Also in August Abby & Holly Book 1 School Dance won a Bronze Medal from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards.
Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers’ Favorite
School Dance by Janice Spina is book one in the new series, Abby & Holly. Some readers might already know the two girls from one of the author’s earlier books: they were first introduced in Book 5 of the Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. However, you do not need any knowledge of that novel to understand what is happening in the new series. I never read the other book, and had no issues with understanding and enjoying the girls’ story. Abby and Holly are excited because the sixth grade school dance will be soon. They are wondering whether twin boys Derek and Davey will invite them to go with them, but soon they discover a bigger problem. A girl called Justine is being bullied in the meanest way – a way which threatens her health and mental well-being at the same time. The two girls decide to become friends with Justine and find a solution to the situation so that everyone can enjoy the ball. But it seems like the bullies have come up with a new plan just a few days before the ball!
While School Dance by Janice Spina is obviously aimed at younger readers, I did enjoy the light, but quite serious read. It took me back to my own school time, but bullying then was something nobody every really talked about. And not much was done about it. So it’s delightful to see books like this in which the characters make sure that one message comes across: Bullying, no matter the reason, is not okay. The story encourages kids to be brave and stand up for the victims, and it shows that everyone will have a lot more fun if they all just get along. The language and reading level is suitable for pre-teens and young teenagers. The topics will feel familiar to them and it will be easy for kids to be drawn into the plot. It’s also clever to use a bigger font and many white spaces to create a book that makes kids feel like they have read a couple hundred pages. It will feel like an achievement to them, and will encourage them to tackle even more books.
Abby & Holly Series, Book 3 Secrets of the Trunk was published on September 1, 2019. Book 4 will be published in early 2020.
Jemsbooks make perfect gifts for all year round such as baby showers, birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas and any other occasion. Watch for special offers on (Website: Jemsbooks.com) and (Blog: Jemsbooks.blog).
In October of 2019 Abby & Holly Series Book 2, Unfortunate Events won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award.
In December of 2019 Abby & Holly Series Book 3, Secrets of the Trunk won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award.
Janice loves to hear from readers and fans and welcomes reviews wherever her books are sold.
Janice lists events on her blog and website about book signings she attends a few times each year. If you are in the area of one of these please stop by. She would love to meet you.
Jemsbooks have won 17 awards and a few finalists and many 5-star reviews! She is appreciative and grateful for all these honors.
She can be reached at jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net. Her books are sold at links below.
Please leave reviews for all books that you read. We indie authors will love you for these reviews. Reviews are how Amazon rates our books and chooses which ones to promote.
Thank you for your support.
Reading Gives You Wings to Fly! Soar with Jemsbooks.com all year through! Happy Reading Everyone! HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Blessings & Hugs!
Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina
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2019 was a great year for you! Love and hugs.
Yes, it was! Thank you, Michelle! 🤗 💕