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About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 39 books: 19 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 5 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 31 Book Awards and a few finalists 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 2 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about an angel and another about a dog for ages 17+. 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.

So many books, so little time! How do you choose a book to read?

There are so many books to choose from on Amazon alone that it is mind boggling. It is difficult to choose what to read unless books are promoted by Amazon at special rates. I find that Amazon is always sending … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal of new novel! Book coming October 2022!

I am excited to share the cover of my newest novel or you could call it a novelette. It is a different kind of story about a new kind of character. This will be a series of four books, possibly … Continue reading

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Fall is coming! Cooler Temps too! A Early Happy Birthday Celebration!

As I have mentioned in many posts in the past that fall is my favorite time of year. The temps are cooler and more comfortable. The air is crisper and clearer. The sky is bright. The trees begin their transformation … Continue reading

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Do you love Fantasy? I’m not sure yet!

Fantasy isn’t my favorite genre. But here I am writing a six-book fantasy series! Who can figure? I didn’t realize how difficult it is to write. I was used to writing children’s, MG/PT/YA and novels for 18+. Here are books … Continue reading

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Reading is Good for You! Let’s Get Reading!

Do you know that Reading is Good for You? This is a post that I update and send out each year to remind everyone how important reading is to our health and wellbeing. Not only that, it is fun and … Continue reading

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It’s been 21 years since 9/11! Never Forget 9/11/01!

Please keep all those who love their lives on this horrendous day in your prayers. May we never forget! May we stay strong and resilient in tough times. May we be America Strong! May the world be strong! There are … Continue reading

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Summer is almost gone but the Rose of Sharon Bushes are Thriving!

I have been sharing our gorgeous Rose of Sharon bushes with you every year as they blossom. This year they have been most prolific. I guess they love the hot and dry weather we have had. Here are some recent … Continue reading

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What is your favorite genre?

I am an eclectic writer, writing in different genres and jumping back and forth between age groups too. It’s crazy but I love doing it. I feel like I stay fresh if I keep switching things up and challenging myself … Continue reading

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Summer is almost over! Get back to more reading on Nook or Kindle?

As the summer wanes we may find we are bored and need something new to read. Amazon has million upon millions of choices. I hope you will choose some of my books when you are looking for something new and … Continue reading

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Busy with WIP – Watch for New Book Coming Soon! Last day for $1.99 Kindle Countdown Deal Ends 9/9/22!

I have been so busy working on my WIP that I haven’t had time to write a post here. I am now into the editing stages. After reading through several times I will send it along to my beta readers … Continue reading

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