I hope that 2022 is a better year for everyone. I thought that 2020 was the worst year with COVID-19 pandemic on the rise. But in 2021 things are still unstable with COVID and its new variant Omicron. Many have gotten sick and continue to enter hospitals.

Prayers are needed for all those who are sick now that they will improve and be able to get back to normal in 2022. There are a varied amount of viruses that are not COVID related that are going around and impersonating COVID. Stay safe and well everyone.

There are many things to be thankful for as I mentioned in a previous post. I look forward to the New Year with hope and promise for myself and my family. I pray that all the health issues will be gone and that everyone will be back to full strength without any more concerns. Please, let’s pray for each other!

Here are some promos from AllAuthor for the New Year! Stay and think positive! Keep reading and reviewing! I will keep writing! Keep in touch and let me know if you like my books. It is always wonderful to hear from readers even if you just want to say ‘hi.’

Many thanks to all my fellow authors for their unending support in 2021 and to all my readers, fans and reviewers, beta readers who I couldn’t do this without their help.

Here are many ways to say HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOURS! Have a wonderful 2022!

Children’s Books in rhyme with life lessons
Children’s Books – award-winning books
Children’s books
Drystan the Dragon Books 1-3
Drystan the Dragon Books 4-6
Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Books 1-3 (MG/PT/YA books)
Davey & Derek Junior Detective Books 4-6 (MG/PT/YA books)
Abby & Holly Books 1-3 (MG/PT/YA books)
Abby & Holly Books 4-6 (MG/PT/YA)
The Legend of the Taken Ones (Gateskin Chronicles Book 1) (Young Adult book – Fantasy Series)
Hunting Mariah and Mariah’s Revenge (Thriller/crime/mystery/suspense 2-books series)
How Far is Heaven (romance/paranormal/mystery/suspense)
An Angel Among Us (Short story collection)
In a Second (mystery/suspense/romance/clairvoyant)
Lubelia Alycea (Historical fiction/romance)

Watch for more books in 2022, God willing that I will be able to keep writing. As long as the ideas keep coming I will keep typing away with the help of my myriad characters. This is what I love to do. If I stopped writing I would be lost and unhappy.

I have been blessed to be able to write every day since 2012 with this blog. When I blogged my first post I really didn’t know if I would like it but I LOVE it! I hope you are enjoying reading my posts. Please drop me a line so that I know you are out there reading them. Sometimes if feels as if I am writing into a void. My words are spinning around and around and going nowhere. Are you out there reading these words? I hope so!

I am currently working on Book 2 of the fantasy series which I hope to have completed in February or March, fingers crossed. I have been so busy blogging, reading, reviewing and supporting fellow authors since Christmas that I need to get back to the drawing board and get serious. I only have three chapters done. Sigh!


Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. I know sometimes I can go on and on. Sorry about that. Keep reading, reviewing authors’ books and we authors will be motivated to keep writing! Thank you for your support in 2021! It’s greatly appreciated!

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 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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  1. Jennie says:

    Happy New Year, Janice!

  2. Victoria Zigler says:

    Happy new year!

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