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About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with eleven children's books for PS-Gr 4, five middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and three 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 children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. 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 mystery series for girls and a YA fantasy series will be coming in 2019 along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, 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 https://jemsbooks.wordpress.com for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.

Summer heat and glorious flowers!

This summer is supplying heat and lots of humidity but along with that come the flowers in all their glory. Here are some of the flowers in our yard. With a few rainstorms in between they have managed to stay … Continue reading

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Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab is climbing on Amazon!

CLARENCE HENRY  THE HERMIT CRAB IS CLIMBING ON AMAZON! Every so often I check my stats on Amazon. Today Clarence Henry is moving up. I hope he keeps going up! He is presently at #39 in Kindle Books. Amazon Best … Continue reading

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Calling all Authors for Guest Posts or Interviews!

I happened upon a wonderful post today by Mindy McGinnis on her blog. Check it out here. She gives a list of six ways to support your favorite authors. We authors will thank you for all that you can do to … Continue reading

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Wonderful Reviews of Abby & Holly Series, Book 1 School Dance!

WONDERFUL REVIEWS OF NEW BOOK, ABBY & HOLLY SERIES, BOOK 1, SCHOOL DANCE! I am thrilled to share all the reviews of my new middle-grade series for girls! Please check them out today. If you have any middle-grade children who … Continue reading

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New England Authors Expo Coming soon!

NEW ENGLAND AUTHORS EXPO COMING SOON – ONE WEEK AWAY! MARK YOUR CALENDARS! COME ON DOWN! 2018 New England Authors Expo Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Doors open to the public: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM Danversport Yacht Club 161 Elliott … Continue reading

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New Books in the Works for Jemsbooks!

NEW BOOKS IN THE WORKS FOR JEMSBOOKS! I know, you are saying, “What, is she kidding me?” No, I kid you not. My husband is working on my first fairy tale which I hope he completes in a 2-3 months. … Continue reading

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2018 is Flying By!

2018 is Flying By! Where has more than half a year gone? I can’t believe that Christmas is   Five and half months away! Yikes! Looking back to 2017 I made goals for 2018. Will I meet these goals in … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday – 70th!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! 🎂 🎁  I can’t believe I am now 70 YEARS OLD! Yikes! Where did the years go? There have been ups and downs but I am still here and kicking strong! My husband surprised me with a … Continue reading

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Book Tour – Abby & Holly is now here!

ABBY & HOLLY BOOK 1 SCHOOL DANCE IS NOW HERE! Please re-blog and share this post with your readers if you would like to be part of this Blog Tour! I would appreciate your help in getting this book out … Continue reading

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HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY AMERICA!

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY AMERICA! (Photos compliments of Wikipedia) Have fun this 4th and always remember As America celebrates its freedom Other nations are still fighting for theirs. Stay safe while you celebrate With fireworks and cookouts and fly the … Continue reading

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