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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 8 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-3 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 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. 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.

Jemsbooks Make Perfect Gifts for anyone 18 and Over!

Are you looking for an intriguing mystery, adventure, crime, thriller, suspense, paranormal, romance, sci-fi, fantasy, or short story? Well, look no further, please check out Jemsbooks Novels for 18+. You will find mysteries, thrillers, suspense, crime, romance, paranormal, mystery and … Continue reading

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Jemsbooks Make Perfect Gifts for MG/PT/YA!

Are you looking for the perfect gift for those special middle-graders/preteens/young adults in your life. When they reach that age it is difficult to buy clothes and sometimes too expensive to purchase all the coveted technology that they request. Why … Continue reading

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Jemsbooks Make Perfect Gifts for All Occasions for Children!

Do you have a difficult time choosing gifts for those hard to please on your lists for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, Hannukah, etc.? Well, Jemsbooks aim to please all ages! I gift books all the time and the recipients open the … Continue reading

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Is fall coming soon?

Some days feel like summer is still hanging in there and not wanting to let go. Other days there is that crisp feel and smell to the air that makes you long for the cooler temperatures, pumpkin pie, apple cider, … Continue reading

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New Reviews on Sally Cronin’s on Smorgasbord Children’s Cafe!

I am honored and thrilled to be on Sally Cronin’s Fabulous Blog! Congrats to my fellow authors, Elizabeth Jade and Jann Weeratunga for the wonderful reviews if their books too! Thank you so much, Sally, for your unending support of … Continue reading

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Pray for the Families of the Victims of 911! WE WILL NEVER FORGET!

It has now been 19 years! It still feels like it was yesterday. I remember where I was and the shock we all felt. It will never go away but we are healing and stronger. This is a post below … Continue reading

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New Promos for MG/PT/YA, Children’s Books and Novels!

First of all, I want to thank all who have purchased my books over the years. Your support is invaluable to me. Please keep reading and I will continue to write more books to entertain and delight you and your … Continue reading

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Getting out a little – Taking a Walk Around the Neighborhood!

Some days I feel cooped up and want to get out. Since we can’t travel very far I like to take a 2-3 mile walk around the neighborhood. That’s what my husband and I did today. The weather was beautiful, … Continue reading

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How Are you Doing during this Pandemic?

I hope everyone is doing as well as can be expected during this continuing struggle with this Pandemic – COVID-19. Things haven’t gotten back to the old normal but are now trying out a new normal. The safest place right … Continue reading

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Books Read in the Month of August 2020!

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 August of 2020. Here are the 6 books I read and reviewed for August. … Continue reading

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