Category Archives: Christmas

Who Loves Short Stories? Part 15

WHO LOVES SHORT STORIES? PART 15 This is Part 15 of Who Loves Short Stories, a new segment of Jemsbooks.blog! The final story in this collection is a Christmas tale for you to enjoy. What better time than during this … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas!

Back in 2014 I was lucky to win the Twelve Days of Christmas beautiful drawn by talented and lovely soprano, Charlotte Hoather from a contest on her blog. I also won at that time three CDs of Charlotte’s amazing voice. … Continue reading

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Christmas is Coming! Are you Ready?

Christmas is coming! Are you ready? We are all shopping, wrapping and preparing for the big day! It will be here soon! Everything is so commercialized that we sometimes forget what the true meaning of Christmas really is. Let’s take … Continue reading

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A Short Story for Christmas!

Hi Everyone! I would like to share a short story I wrote two years ago which I hope to publish in a collection of stories next year. I have since written three more short stories and hope to add six … Continue reading

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Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Book 3 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series!

Best Book in the Category of YOUNG ADULT  Davey & Derek Junior Detectives: The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant Janice Spina What a wonderful early Christmas present! Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant: Davey & Derek … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

  Welcome to my home for Christmas! I thought it would be fun to share my decorations with you. For the past few years we haven’t put up a tree. It has become quite difficult to carry the 10 foot … Continue reading

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Goodreads Giveaway Ended for How Far Is Heaven!

Thank you to all who took part in the recent Goodreads Giveaway of my newest novel, How Far Is Heaven.  Congratulations to the three winners – 2 from USA and 1 from Canada. I will be mailing out the books today! … Continue reading

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Do You Believe in Christmas?

I had to write today as busy as I am with preparations for Christmas to emphasize the importance of believing in this sacred holiday. I know that not everyone is Catholic or celebrates Christmas but for those of you who … Continue reading

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Authors Promoted – alphabetical listing (M-Z)

Thank you, Susan Toy, for this honor, being listed with all these talented authors! You are a wonderful support and friend to all! Christmas blessings to you and may 2016 be a successful year for you and the authors you … Continue reading

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