Taking a Break to Get Recharged for the next WIP!

A couple of times a year I take a break away from blogging and writing to get recharged for the next WIP. It is that time now. I have three books completed for 2023 so far with the hope of completing two more. My goal for 2023 was four books but with perseverance and hard work I will complete five. Phew!

Here are the ones I completed so far in 2023. The first one, Make Believe is Fun: Bedtime Stories for Children Book 2 was published in January, Mission of Mercy: Branyrd the Angel Series Book 2 in March and Make Believe Again: Bedtime Stories for Children Book 3 coming in June.

This is book 2 of the Bedtime Stories for Children Series. There are six tales with an illustration for each. Children will read about two squirrels, a turkey, a frog, a tree, a leopard and mouse, and a cat. These animal tales will delight children and become their favorite bedtime stories.

Each story carries life lessons that will help children understand about the importance of friendship, helping others in need, family, and it’s okay to be different.

Branyrd goes on another mission to Earth, this time she has been enlisted to help a homeless vet and his young son. The Angel goes out of her way to put things right for Lucas and his son, Ezra. She finds it difficult through with the influx of empathic messages and feelings that threaten to overload her. Will she be able to help Lucas get his family back together and find his way to recovery after suffering from PTSD?

Branyrd is a funny, sweet, strong, resilient and capable Angel who is not afraid to take on the toughest tasks, who strives to pave the way for those in need, who creates change and makes a difference in the lives of others that enables them to find their way forward to a good life.

When Branyrd visits a homeless community, she meets with the mayor to work out a plan to solve the problems the homeless have there. Will others stop her from helping those in need? Will Benedicto be there in case she needs his intervention? Will Branyrd be able to break free from the connections she has made when it is time for her to leave Earth and return to Heaven?

My next projects are another book in both of these series above and book 3 in the Gateskin Chronicles Series. I may finish complete the first two series with book 4 in each in 2023 but book 3 in the fantasy series will not be published until later in 2024.

I promise to give you a sneak peek of the latest book in the children’s series soon. My husband needs to finish it with last minute details.

There are two other series that I can’t wait to get to – one for children and the other for 18+. It is so much fun to jump around genres and age groups. I don’t like to stay with one series too long or I get stale. The only time I did not feel this way was when I wrote six books in Davey & Derek Series and six books in the Abby & Holly Series. Of all the genres I write for, this age group is still my favorite. I may go back to that group again after all these other projects are completed. That may take a few years though unless my muse begins to nudge me into doing it sooner. Who knows? I certainly don’t.

I will try to schedule some posts ahead of time to run so you won’t miss me too much. In the meantime, please continue to check out all my previous posts and books. Don’t forget I love and appreciate reviews and welcome comments on my posts.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. Come again soon!

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 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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5 Responses to Taking a Break to Get Recharged for the next WIP!

  1. Jan Sikes says:

    Enjoy your break, Janice!

  2. noelleg44 says:

    Have a good break. You are the energizer bunny when it comes to writing – I’m lucky to have a book out every other year or so!

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