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About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 9 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, Davey & Derek Book 6, and Abby & Holly Books 1 & 2 all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Abby & Holly Book 1 School Dance won a Bronze Medal from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah and Mariah’s Revenge were Finalists in Authorsdb First Lines Contest, Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book 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 4 of Abby & Holly series for girls and a Dragon series for young children. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2020 and beyond 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 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.

My Favorite Author – Mary Higgins Clark is now gone!

I was saddened to hear that my favorite author, Mary Higgins Clark, the Queen of Suspense recently died at the age of 92. She was an incredibly talented author with many books that I and many others have read and … Continue reading

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My Author Interview on AllAuthor!

The author writes lovely children’s books with accompanying colored drawings that are delightful and well done. Janice captures the spirit of adventure in her narratives. She understands what will interest children. Louey the Lazy Elephant is the first book by … Continue reading

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Abby & Holly Series, Book 4 is Now Here!

I am excited to announce my latest book in the Abby & Holly Series, Book 4 is now here, The Hidden Stairway! This series has been a joy to write as well as the Davey & Derek Series. I feel … Continue reading

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Promoting Your Books with Book Marketing Global Network!

bookmarketingglobalnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Author-Janice-Spina-5-Stars-1.pdf Please check out these wonderful promos of my books with Theodocia McLean on Book Marketing Global Network. Theodocia is a joy to work with. She is efficient, thorough, prompt. Her work is spot on and her excellent promos have … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day! May You Be Blessed with Love!

Wishing everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you are remembered kindly by your loves ones and that you remember them too! Here’s a poem I wrote a few years ago that I would like to share with you again. … Continue reading

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Jemsbooks – Wall of Books is Growing!

Here is my wall of books which is growing each year with 3-5 books published in a year. I am slowly running out of room for my covers. I have completely covered one wall with children’s and MG/PT/YA books and … Continue reading

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Have Your Children Read Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Yet?

If you haven’t read Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series yet, you are in for a delightful surprise. These books have won multiple awards and 5-star reviews on Amazon, Goodreads and from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards! Maybe it’s time to … Continue reading

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New Reviews of Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 1!

I am thrilled to receive these reviews of my newest children’s book, Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 1. Blurb: This is a magical series about Drystan the dragon and his friends. These dragons are colorful, engaging and fun … Continue reading

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Abby & Holly Series Book 4 is Coming Soon! Cover Reveal!

I will be publishing Abby & Holly Book 4 soon! Here is the cover reveal! The cover was created by my talented husband/illustrator/cover creator. I hope you like it as much as I do. This is an award-winning series enjoyed … Continue reading

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Do You Know How To Do A Book Review?

I have been asked by several people recently how to do a book review. Many of these people mentioned to me that they enjoyed one or more of my books but did not know how to do a review. Since … Continue reading

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