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About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 33 books: 16 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 4 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 books have received 25 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 10 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-5 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 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 a novel and Book 4 of Drystan the Dragon series for young children. An historical novel and a YA fantasy series will be coming in 2021 and beyond along with more children's books and novels for 18+. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, 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.

Happy Easter and Passover!

This year – 2021 – is still somewhat cloistered for many of us. My family will not be gathering yet for large dinners such as Easter. We are still in the process of receiving our herd immunity. My husband and … Continue reading

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Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Books 1-4 Winners of Series for Children – Book Marketing Global Network!

Thank you, Theodocia McLean, for choosing my series, Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Books 1-4 as the winner of a series for children on Bookmarketingglobalnetwork.com! Here is the link below to my page and awards: https://bookmarketingglobalnetwork.com/global-authors-directory/janice-j-e-spinas-books/ Book Marketing Global … Continue reading

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Working on my latest novel!

I am deep into editing my newest novel. I have over 104K words and 354 pages! It’s the longest book I have ever written. With editing I have so far read it four times! It should count as four books … Continue reading

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In Need of Beta Readers for New Novel!

Hi everyone! I am in need of a couple of Beta Readers for my newest novel – an historical/romance. Anyone who is interested, please email me at jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net and put in the Subject Line – BETA READER. You must be … Continue reading

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JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS – Bringing you award-winning books for children PS-Grade 3! Here’s Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 4: Delfina Solves A Problem! IT’S READING TIME!

JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS is coming into your homes to feature books for your children PS-Grade 3 in this segment! Chuga chuga choo choo! IT’S READING TIME!! My husband, John, created this train for JEMSBOOKS! I love it! Don’t you? Woo Woo! Get … Continue reading

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New Children’s Book Coming From Jemsbooks – Book 5 – Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series: Drago Does A Good Deed! COVER REVEAL!!!

The series continues for Drystan the Dragon and Friends in the newest book – Drago Does A Good Deed! This story is about a new dragon named Drago. There will be one more book in this series coming in a … Continue reading

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There’s a Feeling of spring in the Air!

Happy spring!! Our weather here in New England is finally getting warming! I love it! The snow is just about gone. There’s just a little in our backyard. The pond in the back or our house is still looking bleak … Continue reading

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JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS – Bringing you award-winning books for children PS-Grade 3! Here’s Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 3: Delbert Finds Himself! IT’S READING TIME!

JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS is coming into your homes to feature books for your children PS-Grade 3 in this segment! Chuga chuga choo choo! IT’S READING TIME!! My husband, John, created this train for JEMSBOOKS! I love it! Don’t you? Woo Woo! Get … Continue reading

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Jemsbooks Cookbook in the Works – Janice’s Kitchen Corner Recipes!

I have been sharing my recipes for months now. I have been seriously thinking about putting them all into a recipe book. This is something different for me but it is a challenge that I look forward to with great … Continue reading

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JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS is here – Bringing you Children’s Books for – PS – Grade 3 – DRYSTAN THE DRAGON AND FRIENDS SERIES BOOK 2: DAMARA HELPS DRYSTAN FIND HIS ROAR! IT’S READING TIME!

JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS is coming into your homes to feature books for your children PS-Grade 3 in this segment! Chuga chuga choo choo! IT’S READING TIME!! My husband, John, created this train for JEMSBOOKS! I love it! Don’t you? Woo Woo! Get … Continue reading

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