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About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 31 books: 15 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 3 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 23 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 2 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon 9 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-4 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 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 a novel and Book 4 of Drystan the Dragon series for young children. An historical novel and a YA fantasy series will be coming in 2021 and beyond along with more children's books and novels for 18+. Her hobbies are crocheting, 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.

Ebook Countdown Deal – Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 1: Drystan and Durward Save the Day – Begins 12/1/20 Ends 12/8/20! Hurry and Get Your Copy!

Check out this Ebook Countdown Deal for Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 1: Drystan and Durward Save the Day that begins 12/1/20 and ends 12/8/20 – Price online is $3.99 – Sale price is $0.99! Hurry and pick … Continue reading

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Jemsbooks for Christmas! Happy Shopping!

How are you doing with your Christmas shopping? Jemsbooks make perfect gifts for all the people on your list. Why? There is something for everyone on your list from young children to adults. What’s better than a book for Christmas … Continue reading

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Abby & Holly Series Book 1: School Dance – My 21st Publication – July 2018!

Abby & Holly School Dance published in July 2018 This book and series was written for my granddaughter, Leah, who loves getting a new book. This series is perfect for Christmas or any occasion for all the MG/PT/YA on your … Continue reading

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Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier – My 20th Publication – March 2018!

Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier – published in March 2018 Lucy was my dog for 16 years ago. She had to be put down due to cancer that had metastasized to her kidneys. The poor little one was in great … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving – A Time to be Thankful for all that we have in life!

This year (2020), the year of COVID-19 Pandemic has been a year of many losses. One of these losses is not being able to have Thanksgiving dinner with the whole family. This is last year’s wonderful dinner at my sister’s … Continue reading

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Mariah’s Revenge – My 19th Publication – Published in March 2018!

Mariah’s Revenge – published in March 2018 This is the sequel to Hunting Mariah. It’s a thriller/mystery/suspense/crime with a surprise ending. I wrote this book when a few readers requested that I write another book to continue Mariah’s story. This … Continue reading

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Ebook Deals on Jemsbooks for Christmas – Hunting Mariah is on sale for $1.99 11/24/20 – 12/1/20! Hurry and Get Your Copy!

Christmas is not too far away. It’s time for some ebook deals! Are you ready for some ebook deals from Jemsbooks? Hunting Mariah deal begins – 11/24/20 and ends 12/1/20! If you haven’t read any of my series, now is … Continue reading

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Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab – My 18th Publication – February of 2018!

Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab – published in February 2018 This book was written in memory of a real hermit crab that inhabited our 80-gallon saltwater fish tank at that time. He is no longer with us. Clarence Henry was … Continue reading

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Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Book 5: The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost – My 17th publication in June 2017!

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Book 5: The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost – published in June 2017 These books make great gifts for Christmas or any time! Happy shopping! This award-winning series was written for my two middle … Continue reading

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Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Baked Chicken

This is the 19th installment of Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Baked Chicken. I put together this recipe for Baked Chicken which is quick, easy and delicious. I love easy and delicious recipes. Don’t you? Most of my recipes can feed … Continue reading

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