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About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 7 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, 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. Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review. 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.

Cover Reveal – New Book from Jemsbooks – The Case of the Mystery of the Bells, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Book 6!

I am excited to introduce you to a new book coming in the Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series! Here is the cover for The Case of the Mystery of the Bells, Book 6 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives! … Continue reading

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Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier – My Adorable Pet!

Many of you have had a special pet or pets in your lifetime that you felt you could never replace. Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier was this sort of pet. She was a lifeline to me in a difficult time … Continue reading

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Love your Siblings – Colby the Courageous Cat!

Colby the Courageous Cat loves and cares for his siblings in this fun adventure. He teaches children that family is important and should be treated with kindness and respect. I wrote this book in memory of my daughter’s cat, Colby, … Continue reading

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Be Kind to Animals – Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey!

I wrote this story, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey, for my youngest grandson when he was only three. He still has his monkey with him when he sleeps. He is now five years old. Children will learn that is it … Continue reading

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Teach Your Children to Be Kind to Others – Broose the Moose on the Loose!

It is difficult at times for children to know how important it is to be kind to others. In this Jemsbooks children’s book, children will read about Broose and find out how he reacted when he was treated kindly. He … Continue reading

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Books Read in March of 2019!

Did I ever tell you that I LOVE TO READ?! Well, I do. You can tell by how many books I read in March of 2019, the third month of the new year. My goal for the year is 95. … Continue reading

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Jerry the Crabby Crayfish – Most Popular Book by Jemsbooks!

Jemsbooks most popular book for children is Jerry the Crabby Crayfish! When I wrote this book in 2014 I didn’t realize how popular crabby Jerry would become. We have sold more of this book than any another other books combined … Continue reading

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Do Your Children Love Polar Bears?

Here is an adorable polar bear story that your children will love: Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear. This story was dedicated to a little boy I met in Aruba back in 2014 by the name of Jesse. I met Jesse … Continue reading

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Lamby the Lonely Lamb – Award-Winning Children’s Book!

I wrote Lamby the Lonely Lamb for my granddaughter who was three years old at that time. She carried her favorite stuffed animal, a white lamb, everywhere. They were never apart. She asked me one day to write a story … Continue reading

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Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon – A Fun Book for Kids!

Barnes & Noble Link Ricky was the second book my husband and I worked on together. He is an adorable raccoon who gets into all kinds of trouble. Children will love reading about Ricky and all his mishaps all written … Continue reading

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