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About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with eleven children's books for PS-Gr 4, six 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, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah was a Finalist in Authorsdb First Lines 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 Book 2 of Abby & Holly series for girls, a fairy tale and Book 6 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. 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.

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves – While the Bombs Fell by Robbie Cheadle and Elsie Hancy Eaton

I am excited to help spread the word of Robbie Cheadle and Elsie Hancy Eaton’s new book, While the Bombs Fell. Check it out on Sally Cronin’s lovely Cafe and Bookstore below. I will add this book to my TBR … Continue reading

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Who Loves Short Stories?

If you love short stories, I have the perfect short story for you! I am beginning a new Segment on Jemsbooks.blog on Short Stories. I will share a little about each of the short stories in 15 different posts. I … Continue reading

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Watch for New Book from Jemsbooks Coming Soon!

WATCH FOR NEW BOOK FROM JEMSBOOKS COMING SOON! I have completed Book 2 of Abby & Holly Series and it is now in the hands of my lovely Beta Readers! I am excited that it is done. Now I look … Continue reading

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Is Summer Almost Over?

IS SUMMER ALMOST OVER? Here in the East in New England, USA, it has been a hot summer with intermittent rain storms, then a cool spell, but now once again we are getting some humid days. But looking around I … Continue reading

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J.E. Spina: Hunting Mariah

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? It isn’t because Hunting Mariah reminded me of my own in progress novel that I really loved this book, although that didn’t hurt. There’s a serial killer’s hunger for school girls whom Spina gives…

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Interview with Author Teri Polen!

INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR TERI POLEN! Teri Polen Please help me welcome author Teri Polen to Jemsbooks.blog Segment of Interview and Author.  Hi Teri, it’s so nice to have you here today. Please feel free to begin. The spotlight is on you! … Continue reading

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Bullying Must Never Be Tolerated!

Recently the town I live in has taken a stand on bullying. They plan to meet and devise an updated policy on handling bullying. Here is the article by Alex Guittarr of Londonderry Times on September 6, 2018 as posted … Continue reading

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Interview with Author Annette Rochelle Aben!

INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR ANNETTE ROCHELLE ABEN! Annette Rochelle Aben Please help me welcome author Annette Rochelle Aben to Jemsbooks.blog Segment, Interview an Author! Hi Annette, it’s lovely to see you. Thank you for coming. Please step up  on the stage. … Continue reading

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Interview with Author Judy Penz-Sheluk!

INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR JUDY PENZ-SHELUK! Judy Penz-Sheluk Please help me welcome author Judy Penz-Sheluk to Jemsbooks.blog Segment, Interview an Author. Nice to meet you Judy.  Please feel free to take the stage. 1. Please tell us something about yourself. I’m … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal for Mae Clair’s New Book – End of Day!

It’s my sincere pleasure to share Mae Clair’s new novel cover reveal with all my readers. With balloons, lot of fanfare and celebrations – TA DA – here it is! Congratulations to Mae Clair! Release Date: January 15, 2019 Genre: … Continue reading

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