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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. Abby & Holly Book 1 School Dance won a Bronze Medal from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah and Mariah’s Revenge were Finalists in Authorsdb First Lines Contest, Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book 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 4 of Abby & Holly series for girls and a Dragon series for young children. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2020 and beyond 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 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.

Fish Are Pets too! New Additions to our Fish Tank!

While I have been working on my newest book in the Abby & Holly Series, my husband, John, has been taking care of our tropical fish tank. Here are many photos of it. It’s quite spectacular with all its colorful … Continue reading

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Working on Book 4 of Abby & Holly Series!

I apologize for not doing a post lately. I have been busy trying to finish up Book 4 of the Abby & Holly Series. I am having a fun time creating this latest book. The characters as usual are taking … Continue reading

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Have you Read Hunting Mariah or Mariah’s Revenge yet?

Here are some gifs I created through AllAuthor.com. I’m having fun doing these gifs. It’s a great way to share my reviews but I need more reviews to create more. Please check out these thrillers/mysteries/suspense/crime novels on Amazon or Barnes … Continue reading

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Two New Books Coming to Jemsbooks Family of Books for Children, MG/PT/YA!

I have been busy the past few months working on two new books, one for children – Book 1 of a Dragon series for PS-Grade 3, and Book 4 of Abby & Holly Series. My husband, John, has been completing … Continue reading

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Jemsbooks Newsletter for 2019!

I have been a busy bee all this year! I usually write two newsletters a year but I have been too busy to get around to doing more than one. Here is what has been happening with Jemsbooks aka Janice … Continue reading

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I am Thrilled to Receive a New Review of How Far Is Heaven!

I was thrilled to receive this wonderful new review of my novel, How Far Is Heaven. Thank you, Sherry Ellis, for this lovely review! Sherry EllisVINE VOICE5.0 out of 5 stars Imaginative Story of a Father’s Undying Love for His FamilyJanuary … Continue reading

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New Books Coming from Jemsbooks aka Janice Spina!

Well, here it is a new year – 2020. I plan to make this another productive year for Jemsbooks. There are two books in the works – Book 1 of a dragon series being illustrated by my husband, John, and … Continue reading

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Books Read in December of 2019!

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 December of 2019. Here are the 7 books I read and reviewed … Continue reading

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Introducing Sally Cronin and her Wonderful New Book!

I am honored to share, Sally Cronin, my talented author/blogger/friend’s new book, Life’s Rich Tapestry Woven in Words. Sally is an exceptional person, unselfish in all that she does to support her fellow authors on her fabulous blog, Smorgasbord Blog … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions!

Each year I find that I need to make some New Year’s Resolutions. Do you do this too? Do you keep all your resolutions? This year I wrote several that I plan to keep. Here are some Resolutions. Don’t eat … Continue reading

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