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About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 32 books: 16 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 25 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.

Books Read in February 2021!

Here it is already the end of another month. Where does the time go? I have been busy as usual reading some wonderful books for the month of February of 2021. Here are the 5 books I read and reviewed for February. … Continue reading

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New Books in Editing Stages Coming from JEMSBOOKS!

HI EVERYONE! I have been extremely busy editing two books that I hope to publish soon. One is Book 5 of the Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series. My husband is diligently working on the illustrations and plans to have … Continue reading

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HUNTING MARIAH – March Winner of Book Video Contest – Book Marketing Global Network!

I am happy to have my novel, HUNTING MARIAH’s book trailer as a March Winner of the Book Video Contest on Book Marketing Global Network! Thank you, Theodocia McLean for this honor! Congratulations to all the winners in the categories! … Continue reading

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JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS is here bringing you books for children – PS-Grade 3 – Here’s Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey! IT’S READING TIME!

JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS is coming into your homes to feature books for your children PS-Grade 3 in this segment! Chuga chuga choo choo! IT’S READING TIME!! My husband, John, created this train for JEMSBOOKS! I love it! Don’t you? Woo Woo! Get … Continue reading

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JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS is Bringing Children’s Books for PS-Grade 3 your way today – Broose the Moose on the Loose! IT’S READING TIME!

JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS is coming into your homes to feature books for your children PS-Grade 3 in this segment! Chuga chuga choo choo! My husband, John, created this train for JEMSBOOKS! I love it! Don’t you? Woo Woo! Get on the JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS for … Continue reading

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JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS – Bringing you Children’s Books for PS-Grade 3 – Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear! IT’S READING TIME!

JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS is coming into your homes to feature books for your children PS-Grade 3 in this segment! Chuga chuga choo choo! My husband, John, created this train for JEMSBOOKS! I love it! Don’t you? Woo Woo! Get on the JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS for … Continue reading

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JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS Coming Your Way with Books for Children PS-Grade 3 – Lamby the Lonely Lamb! IT’S READING TIME!

JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS is coming into your homes to feature books for your children PS-Grade 3 in this segment! Chuga chuga choo choo! My husband, John, created this train for JEMSBOOKS! I love it! Don’t you? Woo Woo! Get on the JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS for … Continue reading

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Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Crab Cakes

Here’s another recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Crab Cakes I searched online and found many, some I liked, others I did not. I settled on this one called – Best-Ever Crab Cakes by Lindsay Funston, a food editor on … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!

I hope you will have a lovely day today whether you receive chocolates, flowers or books. Please treat yourself to any of the items below if your sweetheart forgets. Oops, he better not! Always remember – you are special, you … Continue reading

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Hey – Guys out there! Are You In Need of a Book for your Sweetheart for Valentine’s Day?

Guys, look no further – JE Spina has four fabulous novels and a short story collection that will delight your sweetheart! Happy shopping for a Happy Valentine’s Day to all! Does she love mysteries, crime, suspense, thrillers, romance, paranormal or … Continue reading

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