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About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 7 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, 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 3 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.

Book 5 of Mysteries for Boys & Girls for Great Summer Reading!

Here is Book 5 of the Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost. I will be sharing and showcasing all six books one at a time, each in their own post. If you haven’t … Continue reading

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Book 4 of Mysteries for Boys & Girls for Great Summer Reading!

Here is Book 4 of the Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Brown Scraggly Dog. I will be sharing and showcasing all six books one at a time, each in their own post. If you haven’t … Continue reading

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Book 3 of Mysteries for Boys & Girls for Great Summer Reading!

Here is Book 3 of the Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant. I will be sharing and showcasing all six books one at a time, each in their own post. If you haven’t … Continue reading

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Book 2 of Mysteries for Boys & Girls for Great Summer Reading!

Here is Book 2 of the Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. I will be sharing and showcasing all six books one at a time, each in their own post. If you haven’t read these yet please share with your … Continue reading

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Do Your Middle-Graders and Preteens Love Mysteries?

I have written two separate series for boys and girls ages 8-13, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Books 1-6, and Abby & Holly Series, Books 1 & 2. Both of these series are enjoyed by boys and girls and … Continue reading

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A Birthday Celebration and a Mystery!

Yesterday was a lovely day to celebrate my birthday. Thank you to all who had sent kind birthday wishes to me making my day more special than ever! My loving husband sent me more roses. Our anniversary and my birthday … Continue reading

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Interview with Author Syd Sullivan and her Debut Novel!

Please help me welcome author Syd Sullivan who is here to share her debut novel, Unsolved Case. I recently met Syd at a book signing by New England Authors Expo at Northern Essex Community College. Since she is a new … Continue reading

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Do You Love Short Stories?

Short Stories make for great summer reading! Don’t you think? Sometimes our minds wander during the lazy, hazy days of summer. We can’t focus on one thing too long or we become lethargic and may fall asleep. Does that happen … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July USA!

Wishing everyone a Happy 4th of July! Stay safe and and stay strong Be proud to be an America You are free! Thank every serviceman or woman that you meet For without them we would not be here. Have fun … Continue reading

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A Successful Book Sale at Northern Essex Community College sponsored by New England Authors Expo!

The Book Sale sponsored by NEAE was a success! If you happened to come by on Saturday, June 29, 2019, I thank you!! Also, thank you to our sponsors, New England Authors Expo and Nancy and Chris Obert of Pear … Continue reading

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