Working on my latest novel!

I am deep into editing my newest novel. I have over 104K words and 354 pages! It’s the longest book I have ever written. With editing I have so far read it four times! It should count as four books for my Goodreads Challenge! Shouldn’t it? Ha!

I hope to send it off to my beta readers soon and begin collating my cookbook in the meantime. I hate to waste time. It’s nice to keep busy and productive.

This book was written in memory of my grandmother who lived to be 100 and five months. She was a formidable character.

When I wrote this story and dedicated it to my grandmother (Avoa), I drew from her own personality traits. My grandmother was a resilient, cantankerous and relentless, in her will to survive, woman of her time as is Lubelia Alycea. This is an historical/romance novel.

I think most writers create stories and base the characters on people they know or have met at one time in their lives. Each book I write I put a little of myself in them also. It is much easier to write about someone or something you know than not. But, at the same time it is a joyous adventure to create something out of nothing and ride with it. In my newest creation I did a little of both.

Though this story is a work of fiction I did form many ideas from some things that my grandmother told me about her life. I had fun embellishing and creating scenarios from these ideas that I thought would be interesting to my readers. Some of the places in the story are real and some are not. Names have been changed to protect the innocent.

I hope you will enjoy this work of fiction. I think my grandmother would have loved it!

As soon as I have a cover I will share it with you. My husband will be working on it soon.

While you are waiting for this epic novel please check out my other books on Amazon and Barnes & Noble for all kinds of genres for you and your children.

Jemsbooks for MG/PT/YA are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble (children’s books), Barnes & Noble (18+).

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

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

Here are some of the books for 18+ available online or by clicking the covers to the right of this post. Happy Reading!

In A Second – Mystery/suspense/Romance/psychological
Hunting Mariah – Thriller/Mystery/Suspense/Crime
Mariah’s Revenge – Sequel to Hunting Mariah – Thriller/Mystery/Suspense/Crime
How Far Is Heaven – Mystery/Romance/Paranormal An Angel Among Us – Short Story Collection – 15 stories – multi-genres – Mystery/suspense/horror/comedy/romance/sci-fi/fantasy

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!

Thank you so much, readers, for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support of my blog and books. Please read to your children daily to help foster a love of reading in them and thus giving them Wings to Fly! Reading is Fun and Good for Your Health! Please leave reviews for books that you enjoy wherever you purchased them. Your reviews will enable others to enjoy the books too. Thank you so much! Happy Reading Everyone!

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, 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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4 Responses to Working on my latest novel!

  1. Darlene says:

    Your latest novel sounds wonderful. By the time I have edited my books and gone through them about 12 times, I have the book memorized almost!!

  2. 100K words is a lot of work, Janice. My latest novel is 116K so I know exactly how much effort this is. Congratulations on getting this done. It sounds lovely.

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