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About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with eleven children's books for PS-Gr 4, six middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and three 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, 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. 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 Abby & Holly series for girls, a fairy tale and Book 6 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2019 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.

Looking for a Thriller/Mystery/Suspense?

LOOKING FOR A THRILLER/MYSTERY/SUSPENSE? GIVE THE GIFT OF READING – BOOKS FOR CHRISTMAS! HUNTING MARIAH & MARIAH’S REVENGE – THRILLERS/MYSTERIES/SUSPENSE! AMAZON BARNES & NOBLE Blurb: Hunting Mariah An insane killer, obsessed with blood and death, seeks revenge with those he perceives … Continue reading

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Children’s Books for Christmas – Give the Gift of Reading #funadventures #mysteries #magic #ghosts

GIVE THE GIFT OF READING FOR CHRISTMAS – CHILDREN’S BOOKS BY JEMSBOOKS.COM! I began publishing my children’s books in 2013. My goal has always been to encourage children of all ages to read. Reading to your children at an early … Continue reading

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Who Loves Short Stories? Part 15

WHO LOVES SHORT STORIES? PART 15 This is Part 15 of Who Loves Short Stories, a new segment of Jemsbooks.blog! The final story in this collection is a Christmas tale for you to enjoy. What better time than during this … Continue reading

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Who Loves Short Stories? Part 14

WHO LOVES SHORT STORIES? PART 14 This is Part 14 of Who Loves Short Stories, a new segment of Jemsbooks.blog! I recently started this segment to share my blurbs of 15 short stories from An Angel Among Us (A Short … Continue reading

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Who Loves Short Stories? Part 13

WHO LOVES SHORT STORIES? PART 13 This is Part 13 of Who Loves Short Stories, a new segment of Jemsbooks.blog! I recently started this segment to share my blurbs of 15 short stories from An Angel Among Us (A Short … Continue reading

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – Brussel Sprouts, Fire Ants, music, books, health, humour and a full guest list

Please check out Sally Cronin’s Cafe and Bookstore for lovely books, music and many other informative posts. There are many wonderful books that would make perfect gifts for Christmas too! I am honored to be among the authors that Sally … Continue reading

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Who Loves Short Stories? Part 12

WHO LOVES SHORT STORIES? PART 12 This is Part 12 of Who Loves Short Stories, a new segment of Jemsbooks.blog! I recently started this segment to share my blurbs of 15 short stories from An Angel Among Us (A Short … Continue reading

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Kindle Promotion – $.99 – Abby & Holly Series Book 1 – School Dance!

KINDLE PROMOTION – $.99 – ABBY & HOLLY BOOK 1 SCHOOL DANCE! AMAZON Promotion begins 11/29/18 and ends 12/6/18! Hurry and pick up your copy just in time for Christmas and get into this mystery series that has ghosts and fun … Continue reading

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How Far is Heaven is $.99 – Kindle Promotion!

KINDLE PROMOTION – HOW FAR IS HEAVEN IS $.99 BEGINNING 11/28/18 – 12/5/18! DOES LOVE TRANSCEND DEATH? That is the question that is answered in How Far Is Heaven, a paranormal/mystery/romance that will grab your heart and hold onto it until the … Continue reading

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