An Angel Among Us – A Short Story Collection!

Do you love short stories? I do! Sometimes I just want to read something quick and entertaining and don’t have a lot of time to spend to get into a long story. Well, that is why I wrote this short story collection.

I had some short stories set aside and didn’t know whether to publish each one separately or put them into a collection. I decided to put them into a collection after connecting with a high school friend who I hadn’t seen for many years. We connected on Facebook by accident one day. When I saw her I friended her and we began to catch up a little.

It’s was so nice to catch up with someone you have lost contact with like my friend, Anne. She was always a lovely person, funny and entertaining with a wonderful sense of humor, dry wit. What she told me was heartbreaking to hear. She had lost her husband a short time before and then she herself got sick. She had stage 4 breast cancer and had refused treatment. She wanted to join her husband.

It was devastating to learn. She suffered greatly and passed in January of 2017. Anne and I did discuss my book. She was pleased and surprised when I told her that I would write a story dedicated to her and put it into my collection of short stories. The title would be dedicated to her too for she was truly an angel among us. She thanked me profusely making me tear up at the thought that she would not be with us long. I tried to hurry up the publication of this book but did not publish in time before her death. I did send her a copy of the story that I had written for her in time. She loved it and was happy to be remembered in my book. She was loved by many whose lives she touched with her kind heart and sense of humor. She is missed by all!

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A collection of short stories that covers several genres including romance, grief/loss, mystery, suspense, sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal. This book is dedicated to a courageous friend who passed this year. The first story is specially created for her and is the inspiration for the title of this book.

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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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3 Responses to An Angel Among Us – A Short Story Collection!

  1. jjspina says:

    Yes, it was sad that we just connected again after so many years! She is missed. 🤗 💕

  2. Jan Sikes says:

    This sounds like an eclectic read, Janice. Heading over to Amazon. 🙂

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