Do you prefer short stories or epic stories?

I enjoy writing both short stories and epic stories. But I have to admit it is a lot easier and quicker to polish up short stories.

It’s time for me to write some more short stories after I complete my latest WIP. I will create some more for children as I did in my latest book, Make Believe (Bedtime Stores for Children).

If you haven’t checked out this latest children story book, here is the link. There are six stories in this book with just one illustration per story shared on each page of the stories. Hopefully these stories will be requested by your children many times over at bedtime or any time.


This is a short story collection for children ages 5-8. They are perfect for bedtime or any time. They can be read by early readers or by a parent/guardian. They will provide a fun reading time for both the reader and the listener.

There are six stories with a colorful illustration of the characters of each story – one about an alien, a dragon, a fairy, a bear, a bear and a boy and a skunk. Each story will have life lessons for children to learn.

I am an eclectic writer jumping from one genre to another. In order to stay fresh I never stay in one genre for too long. I also want to offer some reading for every member of your families. It is like one-stop shopping when you visit Jemsbooks.

Watch for more books coming over the next few months. I like to create new books for readers everywhere to enjoy. I can’t see myself doing anything that I would love more than writing. It helps me escape from worries and cares to another time and place. That is what reading does for me. I hope it does that for you too.

Please don’t forget to review books you love or not wherever you purchased them. Authors will appreciate your efforts to help them spread word about their books.

Here are some reviews from Amazon using promos.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. Come back again any time.

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 Do you prefer short stories or epic stories?

  1. Darlene says:

    I like writing both but what most people are not aware of is that writing short stories is hard. Harder than writing an entire book. It’s like sewing Barbie clothes was always harder than sewing things for actual people. Not much to work with. It is also great discipline on using words sparingly.

  2. A really good short story requires a lot of creativity– being able to draw the reader in and evoke emotion in a small amount of words. I enjoy that challenge.

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