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About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, 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 in contests. AWARDS: 6 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear, Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier, The First Star 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 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 7 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, Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab, Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 1 (Drystan and Durward Save the Day) 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 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 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 15+. 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.

Interview an Author with Author Annette Rochelle Aben!

It is always a sincere pleasure to welcome a fellow author to Interview an Author on Jemsbooks.blog. Today, please help me welcome talented author, Annette Rochelle Aben. Thank you, Annette, for stopping by today to share a little bit about yourself and … Continue reading

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Reading is Good for Your Health! Let’s Get Reading!

Did you know that reading is good for your health and that of your children. When a person reads his/her brain sparks alive with creativity, memory improves, an all over good feeling chases away the blues and all your troubles. … Continue reading

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Summer Reading with Jemsbooks Express! Hop on Board!

Can you believe it? The year is flying by. Soon children will be out of school and looking for something to keep them busy. Do you want a suggestion? Hop on board JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS for entertaining, good, wholesome and fun … Continue reading

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What books are your children going to read this summer?

Jemsbooks has books for children PS-Grade 3 and above. Do you want your children to read good, wholesome books in rhyme with life lessons that will encourage good behavior? Well, look no further than Jemsbooks. Hop on JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS for … Continue reading

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MJ’s Book Reviews: The Legend of The Taken Ones by Janice Spina @janice_spina #book #review

Thank you so much, Marje, for the  lovely review of my fantasy book on your blog. I appreciate your kind support! Synopsis This is Book 1 of a fantasy series that will have six books in all. In this book … Continue reading

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Beautiful spring weather is here! Flowers blooming!

Well, finally spring has sprung! Trees are blooming and sprouting their greenery and showing off their new coats in the warm spring breezes. As always I snapped plenty of photos to share of all the flowers my husband planted recently … Continue reading

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A New Children’s Book is coming from Jemsbooks!

Watch for a new children’s book from Jemsbooks coming in June 2022! I have been working on my fantasy series but took a break from it to put together this children’s book. I didn’t plan on writing any more children’s … Continue reading

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The Amazing Baltimore Oriole – Bird! They have arrived!

This is a post I sent in the past that says it all about this amazing bird – The Baltimore Oriole! They remember to come back to the feeder that my husband puts out in the same place the past … Continue reading

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Hummingbirds are now here!!

HUMMINGBIRDS ARE NOW HERE! This is a post I like to share yearly that I have written about these lovely little critters. Here is a previous one. The bird feeders are out! Now to catch them in action! You have … Continue reading

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Get Ready to Hop on JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS for some fun Reading for your Children this Summer!

It is already May! One more month before the children are out of school. Now is the time to stock up on some fun reading for your children to keep them busy and refresh their reading skills all summer long. … Continue reading

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