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About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 9 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 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, Davey & Derek Book 6, and Abby & Holly Books 1 & 2 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. Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review. 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 4 of Abby & Holly series for girls and a Dragon series for young children. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2020 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 – #Childrens – Abby and Holly series book 3 – Secrets of the Trunk by Janice Spina

Thank you so much, Sally Cronin, for featuring my book, Abby & Holly Series, Book 3 Secrets of the Trunk on your fabulous blog! I appreciate your kind support. Sally is a wonderful support for all authors. She features these … Continue reading

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves #Childrens – The First Star by Janice Spina #Illustrator John Spina

Thank you, Sally Cronin, for sharing my new children’s book, The First Star, on your marvelous blog! You have been such a wonderful support to me and other authors by promoting our books on your blog. I can’t thank you … Continue reading

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Writing Can Be Fun for Kids!

Here is a post I wrote in 2017 about Writing Can Be Fun for Kids! I hope you enjoy it and read, read and read again to your children and grandchildren. WRITING CAN BE FUN FOR KIDS! I hear many … Continue reading

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

It is hard to believe that it has been 18 years since that tragic day in American history! Everyone remembers where they were when the Twin Towers were hit. It is a day that no one will ever forget. It … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be an Indie Author?

Here is an old post I wrote in 2017. It is still relevant and important to all indie authors. I updated it and added a recent article from a local paper, Londonderry Times, on August 22, 2019 that features an … Continue reading

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How To Add A Reusable Block To A WordPress Blog Post Using The Gutenberg Editor

Check out this informative post by Hugh Roberts aka Blogger Extraordinaire! Hugh is most helpful to fellow authors with all his tricks and easy to understand videographics and tutorials on his fabulous site. If you need to know how you … Continue reading

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New Book from Jemsbooks is here! Abby and Holly Series, Book 3 Secrets of the Trunk!

I am once again excited to share a new book with all of you, Abby & Holly Series, Book 3, Secrets of the Trunk. If you have read my books before, I thank you. If not, then now is the … Continue reading

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Abby & Holly Book 1, School Dance Won a Readers’ Favorite Book Award – Bronze Medal Winner!

This has been quite a whirlwind week for me so far. Abby & Holly Book 1, School Dance, was awarded a Bronze Medal by Readers’ Favorite Book Awards! I am out of my mind with excitement and thrilled beyond words … Continue reading

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Marketing and Promoting Tips!

Are you wondering where to go and what to do when you have a new book to promote? Check out these links for great ideas with Theodocia McLean. She is dependable, efficient and fees are reasonable. I use her services … Continue reading

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Books Read in August of 2019!

Here are the books I read in the month of August of 2019. I read 9 books this month. This is a smaller number than usual that I read but mainly because I am working on publishing a book and … Continue reading

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