Monthly Archives: August 2020

Still Time to Read More Before School Begins!

Are your children getting restless? Soon school will begin in new hybrid forms – online or in classes. Children need to be in school for the socialization but also need to be there safely. It will certainly be easier on … Continue reading

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Rose of Sharon Bushes are in Bloom but Barely!

Below is a post I wrote last year in August of 2019 when our Rose of Sharon bushes were blooming profusely. This year, however, in 2020 the blooms are sparse, sad to say. Here are some samples of the bushes … Continue reading

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Jemsbooks Newsletter for 2020!

Newsletter – Jemsbooks for all ages – for January through August of 2020! Here is what happened so far in 2020! This newsletter is a way to let you know what’s new to Jemsbooks. This year began with a virus – … Continue reading

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What Have Your Children Been Doing During Lockdown?

Are your children keeping busy during lockdown? Are they reading, crafting or doing other projects to keep from getting bored? Well, I was pleasantly surprised and delighted to see my granddaughter, Leah, creating her own brand of Tie Dye Clothing … Continue reading

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Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Basil Pesto Shrimp!

This is the 13th installment of Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Basil Pesto Shrimp! I don’t proclaim to be a professional chef but I do like to eat. I think that qualifies me to post recipes that I like and want … Continue reading

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Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner – Abby & Holly Series Book 4: The Hidden Stairway!

I am thrilled to receive a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for my MG/PT/YA series, Abby & Holly Book 4: The Hidden Stairway! It is always so exciting to be recognized for writing a book! I never get tired of it! … Continue reading

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Hummingbirds are getting ready to leave!

This is a sad time for me. The lovely little visitors (hummingbirds) to our three bird feeders have been busily tanking up for their long trip to South America. Watching them is a joy for me especially during our troubling … Continue reading

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Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Homemade Spicy Bean Salsa!

This is the 12th installment of Janice’s Kitchen Corner. I put together this recipe Homemade Spicy Bean Salsa with different kinds of beans to make a delicious and easy salsa that can be refrigerated for up to four days or … Continue reading

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Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Stuffed Zucchini!

This is the 11th installment of Janice’s Kitchen Corner. I put together this recipe for Stuffed Zucchini! This is quick, easy and delicious. I love easy and delicious recipes. Don’t you? In the summer cook it on the grill and … Continue reading

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Another Jemsbooks Featured on Londonderry Leach Library in August 2020 – Jerry the Crabby Crayfish!

This is the last book being featured on Leach Library’s YouTube Channel, Jerry the Crabby Crayfish! I am honored and thrilled to have my books featured by my local library. Thank you, Leach Library and Miss Jennifer for doing such … Continue reading

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