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About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 41 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 6 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 33 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 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel 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 a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, 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.

Authors – What is your favorite book you wrote? Readers – What is the favorite book you read?

I am not only an author but an avid reader as you already know from all my book reviews each month. As an author I have a favorite book that I wrote and also a favorite book that I read. … Continue reading

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New Review of Latest Children’s Book – Make Believe is Fun: Bedtime Stories for Children Book 2!

It is always a joy to read a review of my new book or any book! I received this one from BMGN Theodocia McLean. Thank you so much, Theodocia! Make Believe Is Fun: Bedtime Stories for Children (Age 5-8)  Book 2  by … Continue reading

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Update – WIP coming along!

I have been sick with some kind of virus for three weeks now. I was told by my doctor that it has to run its course and could last for 4 1/2 weeks! Yikes! Well, I’m not letting any pesty … Continue reading

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New Additions to our freshwater tank!

As you know we no longer have Freddie the frog in our freshwater tank. There are only four tetras and a lonely swordtail that are doing well but probably still looking around for Freddie. He was always getting in their … Continue reading

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

This is a post I wrote a while back that is relevant to any time of the year. I hope you read every day and that your children do too. Reading is not only good for your health and wellbeing … Continue reading

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Newsletter – January – December 2022!

I am a little late in getting this out. Sorry about that! Here is my 2022 Newsletter of all the happenings in that year. This newsletter is a way to let you know what’s new to Jemsbooks. Janice hopes that … Continue reading

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Keeping Busy not only Writing but also Crocheting!

Since I have been under the weather lately with a virus I have completed three afghans and working on my fourth. I love to crochet at night while watching TV. Sometimes there is nothing that interests me there so I … Continue reading

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What Makes an Author Tick?

I often ask myself this question. What makes me tick? What makes my fellow authors out there tick? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Writing & Publishing Word Art What makes me tick? It’s being excited about writing and publishing … Continue reading

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Busy with WIP while under the weather!

Sorry I haven’t written in a few days. I have been fighting a virus that won’t leave me alone! Sigh! There’s a lot of this virus going around supposedly. I’m doing my best to persevere and positive that it too … Continue reading

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New Children’s Book is now in paperback on Amazon!

I am so excited to announce that my newest children’s book is now available in paperback on Amazon and soon to Barnes & Noble. Make Believe is Fun: Bedtime Stories for Children Series Book 2 is here! This book has … Continue reading

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