Happy Easter! Stay Safe and Well!


This may be the first Easter that my family has not been together to celebrate Christ is Risen! We will try to use an online app to get everyone virtually together by video. Even though we are not going to be physically together we will be in our hearts and souls.

I hope everyone out there will have a safe and happy Easter celebration by phone, video or FaceTime, Skype or Zoom or other apps. As long as we spread the love that way we will be helping each other to be safe and healthy. God Bless you all!

It feels like spring when I see crocuses sprouting up around the neighborhood. These photos are from a recent walk around my neighborhood. It felt good to get out of the house and breathe the fresh air and feel the warmer temperatures.

Bunnies Sprouting Up!
Walk around the neighborhood
View of local golf course

I saw this lovely saying written on a driveway while I was walking around my neighborhood. It’s a wonderful thing to share with all of you. I love it! Let’s think positive!

Some children most likely wrote this – makes us all think hard during this Pandemic for something positive!
Spring Flag
Another Spring Flag
Back Deck All Set Up

We are all set up for the spring and summer entertaining, but alas, there will not be any for a little while yet. This deck looks lonely but my husband and I will enjoy it until we can fill it once again with family and friends.

Happy Easter

While we are still stuck in let’s keep our children busy learning important life lessons that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Since you can’t visit your grandchildren why not send them a book from Amazon or Barnes & Noble to read. Here is a children’s book that would make a perfect gift for that special child in your life at Easter time. This book carries life lessons about being kind to others, accepting differences, it’s okay to be different.

It’s so important that children know the importance of being kind to others who are different whether they are of different color or in any other way. We need to be a kinder and more caring world toward one another. I think this pandemic has done that and made many kinder to others. That warms my heart. We need to love one another and embrace our differences. I hope you and your children will enjoy this book and take away importance values from it.

Lamby the Lonely Lambanimal stories
Lamby the Lonely Lamb – Children’s book

This book was written for my granddaughter when she was three years old. The back cover has her photo with her own Lamby. She asked me to write a story about her Lamby and make it purple. I had no idea what I was going to write but this story came to me after some thought. She was thrilled with it. It won a MOM’S CHOICE AWARD! This book and all Jemsbooks are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble (children’s books) and Barnes & Noble (Novels for 18+).


Lamby is a very different lamb because of his color. He is lonely and only wants to be accepted by the other lambs. Find out what lesson Lamby learns when a little girl, Leah, comes to the farm where Lamby lives.

I feel pure joy writing for children and hope with God’s help and blessing to continue to write many more fun adventures for children to read and enjoy. I do enjoy writing for MG/PT/YA and 18+ too!

We need to remember that this Pandemic will pass and everything will return to normal or close to it. I think we will always feel different because of what this has done to our world. It has made us more cautious of how we wash our hands, spend time in crowds and what we do in our spare time. I hope we all learn some valuable lessons from this COVID-19 virus.

We have been forced to slow down and take a good hard look around us, appreciate that we are alive, that we have homes, food, and everything we need to survive whatever comes our way. We will get through this together/alone. Take care and God bless you all!

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!










About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 42 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 7 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 36 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, 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 http://jemsbooks.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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13 Responses to Happy Easter! Stay Safe and Well!

  1. Thank you for sharing. Happy Easter to you as well.
    I love the writing on the driveway

  2. Amy Caudill says:

    Happy Easter Janice! You have a beautiful neighborhood; thanks for sharing your photos!

  3. wolfpug says:

    Happy Easter to you & your family, too! Love the pics!

  4. macjam47 says:

    Happy Easter to you and your family. Great photos. It rained here on Easter, so we celebrated with our son and his family on Saturday. We had an Easter Egg Hunt in our yard for the 6 yr. old and 3 yr. old. Then they sat on a blanket out in the yard and got their baskets. All done while social distancing. They had a good time.

  5. Jennie says:

    Best to you, Janice. I hope your virtual Easter was a good one. We are all in this together. 🙂

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