Happy New Year Everyone! May 2021 be a Better Year for All! A Year in Review!

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This past year, 2020, has been a difficult year for everyone. We have had to keep socially distanced from our loved ones, couldn’t travel anywhere, couldn’t go out to eat safely, couldn’t shop except online, had to wear a mask whenever we were out near others when grocery shopping, had to cancel all events such as weddings, showers, book signings and all get togethers with more than 10 people. Sigh!

We all have lost a full year of our lives but hopefully we will be resilient and bounce back. May God bless all those who have lost loves ones, had COVID-19 or are still recovering from this horrific Pandemic. My heart goes out to all of you.

It’s time to think of positive things and forge ahead to help each other bounce back. Please support your local small businesses who are suffering and anyone who needs your help in these troubled times. We donate to our local Lazarus House who help feed the hungry and provide lodging for those who are in need of shelter. We feel blessed to be able to do that.

It has been a rough year! We must pray that 2021 will be a healthier, happier and safer year for all of us. I wish you all a wonderful year full of good health and happiness and the love of family and friends! Let’s start by getting our vaccines and by still wearing our masks when needed. Stay safe and well, my friends. God Bless!

Jemsbooks was very busy in 2020. This is what we have accomplished:

Published 8 books – (a record for Jemsbooks – Goal was 5) 4 children’s books, 3 MG/PT/YA books and 1 Novel for 18+

Goodreads Books read this year – 81 (goal was 90)

Jemsbooks received 8 Book Awards:

3 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards

2 Mom’s Choice Awards

1 Book Excellence Award – Finalist

2 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards – Honorable Mention and Finalist

Jemsbooks.blog celebrated 8 years in blogging!

Jemsbooks is ready for you in 2021! We will have more books for children – two more Dragon books in the Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series.

Jemsbooks Children’s books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Children’s books for ages PS-Grade 4, early readers, bedtime stories with life lessons and fun adventures written in rhyme that children will enjoy and parents will love too.

Abby & Holly Series Books 1-4 is a perfect series of chapter books for girls – MG/PT/YA. They will love these books and so will parents. There are valuable life lessons to be learned while they read these fascinating mysteries with ghosts, a haunted house and time travel.

MG/PT/YA books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Books 1-6 for boys – MG/PT/YA. They will love these books and learn valuable life’s lessons from twins, Davey & Derek, as they solve mysteries along with these boys. There is magic, mystery, time travel and surprises for all.

Of course, there are novels for 18+. I write for all ages and in multi-genres. There is something for all reading preferences.

These books are unputdownable! Be warned – you will not be able to sleep, eat or do housework until you finish them! Forget the laundry too! Enjoy!

Watch for a new novel coming by the end of 2020 – mystery, psychological suspense, drama, romance.

Novels for 18+ books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble and also by clicking on covers to the right of this post.

Are you still here? What are you waiting for? Hop over to Amazon or Barnes & Noble or click on covers above or to the right of this post of the books you choose to purchase. You will be delighted and spellbound by these thrillers and short stories that you won’t get anything else done. Be prepared to be entertained and forget your troubles! Escape the world into one of my books today! Happy Reading! Thank you so much, Readers!


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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12 Responses to Happy New Year Everyone! May 2021 be a Better Year for All! A Year in Review!

  1. Thank you, Janice, for this wonderful post. Happy New Year.

  2. wolfpug says:

    Happy New Year to you, also & may you have an even better 2021!!

  3. Mary Smith says:

    All the best to you for 2021, Janice.

  4. Happy New Year Janice and a wonderfully creative year for you…♥♥

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