Category Archives: fish

Fish have Personalities too!

If you have been one of my readers you may know that my husband, John, and I have fish for pets, one tank of fresh water and one with 12 tropical fish. Fish do have personalities. Our 95-gallon tank has … Continue reading

Posted in Aquarium, fish, fish tanks, Writing, book reviews and publishing, poetry, children's books, YA and novels | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

Limerick – Jemsbooks – Jerry!

This is a post I wrote in 2017 that I wanted to share with you again. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish is one of my most popular books. Kids and parents love Jerry. He teaches children that it is okay to … Continue reading

Posted in Award-winning books, Best books for children, book award, book reviews, Books for kids, books in rhyme, children's books, children's stories, fish, Jemsbooks, Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Limericks, Reading, Reading is Good for your Health, summer reading for kids, Writing, book reviews and publishing, poetry, children's books, YA and novels | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood!

Now that spring is finally here every day is a beautiful day to me in the the neighborhood! My husband and I try to walk every day 2-3 miles, sometimes more, around the neighborhood. On this particular trip I took … Continue reading

Posted in blogging, books, Books for all ages, children's books, fish, flowers, Jemsbooks, Reading, spring, summer reading for kids, Writing, Writing, book reviews and publishing, poetry, children's books, YA and novels | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

New Children’s Book coming from Jemsbooks!

I am happy to announce that there will be a new children’s book coming from Jemsbooks later this year. My husband, John, talented illustrator and cover creator, is working on it now. I am such a slave driver and always … Continue reading

Posted in Award-winning book, Books for kids, books in rhyme, children's books, fish, Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Reading, Writing, book reviews and publishing, poetry, children's books, YA and novels | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

Limerick – Jemsbooks – Jerry!

If you are just tuning in, I have been writing limericks for my nine children’s books. I posted three previous ones. Go to Limerick for Louey here, Ricky here, and Lamby here. Here is the fourth limerick for my fourth published … Continue reading

Posted in book award, book reviews, Books for kids, children's stories, fish, Jemsbooks, Limericks, Reading, Writing, book reviews and publishing, poetry, children's books, YA and novels | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Jerry the Crabby Crayfish!

Jerry the  Crabby Crayfish just won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award! I am so excited that my most popular book has received this presigious award! Best Books in the Category of CHILDREN’S INTEREST Jerry The Crabby Crayfish Janice Spina http://jemsbooks.com Here … Continue reading

Posted in Award-winning book, book award, books in rhyme, children's books, fish, fish tanks, Jemsbooks, Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Pinnacle Book Awards, Reading, Summer reading, summer reading for kids, Writing, book reviews and publishing, poetry, children's books, YA and novels | Tagged , , , , , | 11 Comments

Spring – Where are you?

Happy spring wherever you are! View of the pond in my back yard – snow is still evident which makes a person question – where is spring? It is officially spring here in New Hampshire but our snow has not … Continue reading

Posted in blogging, Books for all ages, fish, flowers, Jemsbooks, new books, Reading, Short story collection, spring, Writing, book reviews and publishing, poetry, children's books, YA and novels | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

New Family of Fish after Sad Loss of Saltwater Fish Tank!

As I mentioned in this previous blog as an addendum at the bottom of the post, we were saddened to lose all of our saltwater fish in our 35-gallon fish tank. Today we purchased new occupants for the tank. Here … Continue reading

Posted in fish, fish tanks, Writing, book reviews and publishing, poetry, children's books, YA and novels | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments