Working on a new project – A YA Fantasy Series Book 1!

I couldn’t stay away from working so I started on my 36th book – a YA Fantasy. I wrote this book ten years ago at the same time I wrote Lubelia Alycea, a recent publication. These two books are quite diverse. It was fun to jump back and forth between writing two completely different books. I found that my creativity was sparked when I wrote a little in each story. When I got tired of writing a chapter in one book I would cross over to the other book.

My writing schedule is not regular lately. There is always something to do around the house. Also, I am blogging nearly every day, answering emails, doing marketing, promos and answering all the calls and emails I have been receiving about promoting my books. There are entirely too many marketing companies that are hounding me daily. I have spoken to some of them but now I refuse to answer the innumerable calls I receive every day. Are you getting calls like this too?

This YA fantasy will be quite a project. I only wrote book 1 but have a title for book 2 already. There will be six books in all. I never want to go beyond 6 books. I feel I will become stagnant if I stay with a series too long. I know how I feel about reading them. Once I begin one I can usually stop and wait to read the others. Sometimes I only read the first or a few in order then forget about them. Unless a particular series really grips me and I have to know what happens next, I will not rush to buy more in that series. Sorry, fellow authors, of multi books in series. I also don’t like a book to end abruptly and leave me hanging until I buy the next one. I never do that. I don’t think that is fair to the reader. My stories always are complete in each book and are stand alone to be read in any order especially my MG/PT books. I know how kids don’t want to be left wondering what happened.

Since I am an eclectic writer I am also an eclectic reader. You will notice that especially with my May reads. I have read a few books in Robert Dugoni’s series because I had them on my kindle for awhile and am finally getting to them. They are enjoyable mysteries but I may not buy any more for awhile and branch off into some other genre. I love variety!

I guess we all have our own distinctive tastes in reading. We each have preferences for what we read and how. Feel free to purchase my books in any order you choose and enjoy!

Jemsbooks – wall of books (children’s & MG/PT)

I am running out of wall space for my books above. Another wall is covered with my novels. I may have to find a place to feature more books. I plan to have 40+ before I leave this world, God willing. At present I have 35 and counting. Two more books will be coming this year – Book 6 of the Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series and the YA fantasy. I planned to publish four books in 2021 and hopefully I will make that goal.

Jemsbooks bookmarks with 18 books

The above bookmarks only have 18 books on them. I need to do new ones with more books or two different kinds so I can feature children’s books on one and MG/PT on another and finally one for the novels. I will have to get my husband working on them soon, much to his chagrin.

My goal as an author of Novels for 18+ is to encourage everyone to read daily to enhance their lives and increase their creativity and good health. Please keep reading and I will keep writing. 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 41 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 6 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 33 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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6 Responses to Working on a new project – A YA Fantasy Series Book 1!

  1. Victoria Zigler says:

    Writing a long series doesn’t work for me either. The only one I have with more than six books is my “Kero’s World” series, which only has the seventh book because it was an unplanned addition to the series after I lost him. Reading a long series can keep my interest though, even if I’m likely to take a break every few books to go read a few others before I return to it. I’m 100% with you on the abrupt cliffhanger endings though… I absolutely hate those, and a book with one of those better be totally awesome if it expects to stil get a five star review and the author does that, because nine times out of ten my irritation over that will be enough for me to drop the rating down to four stars. And I definitely do not do that with my own books, because I’m not about to irritate my readers with something I hate myself.

  2. Darlene says:

    It’s great to be busy, isn’t it? I admire writers who can write in a number of different genres. I’m sure you will hit 40 plus at the rate you are going!!

    • jjspina says:

      I hope so. My goal is to have 45 books in five years. My fingers and brain are going to be hurting for sure! It feels great to be busy, Darlene! When I am not writing I feel lost and sad. 🥰

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