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About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with eleven children's books for PS-Gr 4, seven 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 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.

An Angel Among Us – Short Story Collection is Now $15.00 for Paperback!

I dropped the price of my paperback, An Angel Among Us, from $18.00 to $15.00 presently. Check it out on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. The price should change in a day or so there. This collection was dedicated to a high school friend … Continue reading

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Mariah’s Revenge is on Sale!

If you haven’t read Mariah’s Revenge yet, now is the time to grab a copy. Amazon has been playing around with the cost of this paperback book. Each day it is changing. I spoke with them and they said they … Continue reading

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Jemsbooks Signing at Zorvino Vineyards – 1/18/19!

2019 Author’s Night at the Vineyard – Zorvino Vineyards – Sandown, NH 6:00 – 9:00 pm – FREE ADMISSION! Please stop by On Friday, January 18, 2019 at Zorvino Vineyards, Sandown, NH – 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. John and I will … Continue reading

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New Books Are Brewing at Jemsbooks.com!

It’s the New Year 2019 and things are brewing up for a full year of new books for Jemsbooks! I took some time off over the holiday to spend time with family and catch up with friends. Now it’s back … Continue reading

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PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER!

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! This is a special way to celebrate the New Year with an award! I am thrilled to announce that Book 1 of my new series for Middle-graders/PT/YA, Abby & Holly, School Dance, just received a Pinnacle … Continue reading

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GOALS FOR JEMSBOOKS FOR 2019!

HAPPY 2019! This year in 2019 my goals will be high as in the past. I find that if I give myself a challenge I will try to rise up to it! I feel most people, if given a lofty … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all!

I want to extend a very Merry Christmas & a Healthy & Happy New Year to all my readers and friends. I wish you many blessings in 2019! With the busy holidays here I need to take a breather and … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas!

This post which I published in December of 2017 is apropos for today –THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS! I hope you will enjoy it again. Each time I look at this beautiful collage made by my friend, soprano extraordinaire, Charlotte … Continue reading

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Jemsbooks.com Goals for 2018 were Reached!

This year – 2018 – has been a productive year for Jemsbooks! We published 5 books. My goal was to write and publish 5 books! We did it!! To purchase any of these new books from 2018 click on the … Continue reading

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