Jemsbooks Newsletter for 2020!

Newsletter – Jemsbooks for all agesfor January through August of 2020!

Jemsbooks for Children PS-Grade 3

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 – COVID-19 in China which spread to US and the rest of the world. It has caused our world to shut down and keep everyone in their homes for fear of catching this deadly virus which has taken too many lives all over the world.

This is a time for all to hunker down and stay safe and well until this passes and stops infecting anyone else.

Janice has kept very busy writing, reading, blogging, editing and promoting her books. She continues to do this daily to provide you and your family with fun, creative and entertaining reading for all ages.

Please stay safe and well in your homes and keep your children busy with reading and their school work to encourage their minds to be creative and healthy.

I pray that you will all stay well and keep positive. This will be over soon and life will go back to almost normal. We have learned a lot from this virus especially how to wash our hands and stay away from crowds.

This has been a busy year for Jemsbooks. Janice has published six books, exceeding her goal of publishing four books in 2020. Also, her books won four book awards.

Book 6 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Mystery of the Bells won a Book Excellence Award Finalist in January of 2020.

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 illustration and covers that bring Janice’s stories to life.

In February of 2020 she published Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 1: Drystan and Durward Save the Day, a book for young children PS-Grade 3.

This series is an educational and magical, mystical series of six books. Two are to be published each year for a few years.

The Dragons have names that begin with the letter ‘D’ and are of different brilliant colors. Children will learn the letter ‘D’ and colors while they read these fun and comical adventures. Each book, as all Jemsbooks for children, carry life lessons that will encourage children to be kind, caring and respectful to others, friends are important and it’s okay to be different.

In February of 2020 Janice published a new book in the Abby & Holly Series, Book 4: The Hidden Stairway for MG/PT/YA readers. This series of books have won four awards.

In April of 2020, Janice published Book 2, Drystan the Dragon Series: Damara Helps Drystan Find His Roar.

Jemsbooks now has 14 children’s books for Ages 1-8.

Also in April, Janice’s book, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon,

won a Silver Medal from Mom’s Choice Awards!

Silver Medal – Mom’s Choice Awards

In May of 2020, she published Book 5, Abby & Holly Series: The Copper Key. The Series has continued with more mysteries, time travel, and adventures with the cousins, Abby & Holly, for MG/PT/YA.

In July Janice published Book 3, Drystan the Dragon and Friends, Delbert Finds Himself. The series continues with life lessons that teach children kindness, respect of others, friendship matters, to help others in need and that all colors are beautiful. Now Jemsbooks has 15 books for young children.

Also in July came Book 6 Abby & Holly Series, Faulty Timeline which continues the mysteries with ghosts, haunted house and new discoveries and time travel. This is the last book in the series unless readers request more.

In June Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award joining 12 other books with this same award.

Pinnacle Book Achievement Award

In August Abby & Holly Series Book 4: The Hidden Stairway won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award.

Pinnacle Book Achievement Award

In September Abby & Holly Series Book 2 won an Honorable Mention from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards.

Honorable Mention – Readers’ Favorite Book Awards
Readers’ Favorite Book Awards – Finalist

Her talented husband, Johnhas created promos for Janice’s middle-grade books below for Ages 10 +.

Abby & Holly Series Book 1-6
Davey & Derek Series Books 1-6

Also, here is a promo for her 18+ novels.

Novels for 18+

There is something for everyone with Jemsbooks.

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 21 awards and a few finalists and many 5-star reviews! She is appreciative and grateful for all these honors.

She can be reached at  or at 508-864-2708.

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 all year through! Happy Reading Everyone!

Blessings & Hugs!

Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina





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, 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 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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