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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.

Celebrating Veterans – Thank you for your service!

I want to say a large ‘THANK YOU’ to all Veterans for their service and sacrifice in order for all of us to live free. God Bless You All! On our way to Aruba we had a stop in Baltimore. … Continue reading

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Jemsbooks for Christmas!

Are you looking for that special book for your young children to enjoy that will teach them important life lessons while they have a fun time reading? Well, please check out Jemsbooks for all your Christmas shopping needs. Jemsbooks has … Continue reading

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Week Two in Aruba – One Happy Island!

Well, week one is behind us now in Aruba. I can’t believe how fast time flies here! We are having a wonderful and relaxing time on this lovely island where everyone smiles and says ‘hello’ or Bon Bini. Of course … Continue reading

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Books Read in the Month of October 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 October of 2019. Here are the 9 books I read and reviewed … Continue reading

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Have You Started Your Christmas Shopping Yet?

Time is quickly passing and soon we will be in the throes of the busy holiday season. I have already begun my Christmas shopping and will finish once I return from vacation in Aruba. Here are some suggestions for Christmas … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween from Aruba!

Here are some photos around the neighborhood that I snapped before we left for Aruba showing the spirit of Halloween. Each year we travel to Aruba around Halloween. The Arubans celebrate Halloween in a big way. Everywhere you look you … Continue reading

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Aruba Vacation – One Happy Island!

Aruba is my favorite island to visit each year. Here you can relax, sun, swim and eat delicious food! What more could you ask for? This is the perfect vacation spot if you are looking for a warm, sunny place … Continue reading

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Taking a Break from Everything!

I am taking my yearly break and heading to Aruba for a wonderful and relaxing vacation! While we are there I promise to post a few times with beautiful photos of the island and the delectable food! Sorry if I … Continue reading

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Do your children love mysteries about magic and ghosts?

This is the time of year to look for special books for Halloween. Look no further than Jemsbooks for magical mysteries involving a haunted house, ghosts and spooky beings that will delight your children ages 13+. These are award-winning books … Continue reading

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Do you Need your Book Promoted?

I have been using Theodocia McLean from Book Marketing Global Network to perform some magic promoting my books. Theodocia has done an amazing job putting together promo photos with me and my books. Check out this website and all the … Continue reading

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