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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.

More Memories of Aruba Vacation!

Three weeks in sunny beautiful Aruba flew by and now I an back to reality – snow and cold of New England. Sigh! View from our balcony on 11th floor this year showing the tip of the island in the … Continue reading

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Who Loves Short Stories? Part 11

WHO LOVES SHORT STORIES? PART 11 This is Part 11 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 10

WHO LOVES SHORT STORIES? PART 10 This is Part 10 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 Story … Continue reading

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Thanksgiving A time to give thanks A time to show our love A time to share all that we have A time to pray together A time to look forward not back A time to heal all wounds … Continue reading

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Third Week in Aruba!

This is the final week in sunny Aruba! This week we did have a little rain but it came and went within an hour and the sun came out again. It has been a wonderful trip with friends we see … Continue reading

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A New Review of Broose the Moose on the Loose!

I was thrilled to receive this new review of Broose the Moose on the Loose from teacher, Jennie Fitzkee. She read this book to her kindergarten class. Thank you, Jennie! I have been following Jennie and connected online. I was happy to … Continue reading

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Jemsbooks for Christmas!

JEMSBOOKS FOR CHRISTMAS! There is something for everyone on your Christmas list with Jemsbooks. Click on covers to the right of this post or go to these links for purchase: AMAZON BARNES & NOBLE (Children’s & MG/PT/Teens) BARNES & NOBLE … Continue reading

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Who Loves Short Stories? Part 9

WHO LOVES SHORT STORIES? PART 9 This is Part 9 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 Story … Continue reading

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Buy a Book for Christmas – #Children – Victoria Zigler, Jann Weeratunga, Janice Spina, Bette A. Stevens and Gigi Sedlmayer

I am honored to be featured along with some wonderful fellow authors on Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore! Thank you, Sally! Time to make your Christmas lists! Books for all readers here! Happy shopping and Reading! 🤗 via Sally’s Cafe and … Continue reading

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Who Loves Short Stories? Part 8

  This is Part 8 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 Story Collection). Go to Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part … Continue reading

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