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About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 39 books: 19 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 5 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 31 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. 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 a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about an angel and another about a dog for ages 17+. 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.

Writing for 18+ can be challenging!

As an eclectic writer I find some genres and ages more challenging than others to write. One of them is 18+. I began as a children’s book author and have written 19 books so far with another in the works. … Continue reading

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Have you read How Far is Heaven yet? A romantic/paranormal novel that will steal your heart!

How Far is Heaven is a romantic/paranormal/mystery that will grip you in its entirely while stealing your heart and bringing tears to your eyes. Make sure to have the tissues close by. We all need a good cry every so … Continue reading

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New Review of The Misunderstood Angel (Branyrd the Angel Series Book 1)!

I love receiving reviews of my books! This is a new one that I just noticed for my newest book, The Misunderstood Angel (Branyrd the Angel Series Book 1). Thank you so much Amazon Customer for this lovely review! So … Continue reading

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A Wonderful Thanksgiving – Much to be Thankful for!

I feel so blessed to have a loving and special family! Each Thanksgiving we spend together is memorable – full of love, sharing, caring, food and fun! Each year we go to my sister’s house. She has plenty of food, … Continue reading

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Novels that have mystery/suspense/thrills with a touch of romance!

When I write a mystery I sprinkle in some suspense, a few thrills and a touch of romance. In this two-book series I added a lot of suspense and a serial killer on the loose. Are you ready to read … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

A Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Americans! If you do not celebrate Thanksgiving may you have a lovely day whatever you do. There will be turkey and all the fixings, mashed potatoes, squash, green beans or other veggies, gravy, rolls, … Continue reading

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Novels for 18+ that will keep you turning pages!

Are you looking for an unputdownable read? Well, I just may have just the one for you below. As you know already, I write in multi-genres and for all ages. I love to mix things up a bit. Most of … Continue reading

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A Sad Announcement about my Hermit Crab – Sebas Jr.!

While we were away on vacation my hermit crab – Sebas Jr. passed away. My son was feeding our fish when we were in Aruba. He told me that on the first day Sebas Jr. was at the bottom of … Continue reading

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A World of Magic, Mystery and Fun for MG/PT/YA!

Are you looking for that special series for your MG/PT/YA to read? Jemsbooks has all the magic, mystery, fun and adventures in two series for boys and girls – Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Books 1-6 and Abby & … Continue reading

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Do you love animal stories for your children?

As a prolific and multi-genre author I love creating stories for children to enjoy. I have 19 stories at present for your children to read about animals and other creatures such as dragons and an alien. Most of my children’s … Continue reading

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