Category Archives: middle-grade books

Wonderful New Reviews on Sally Cronin’s Blog!

Thank you, Sally Cronin, for sharing the new reviews of my book and my fellow authors’ books. Your kind support is appreciated! https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2019/09/23/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-author-updates-reviews-janice-spina-marian-beaman-and-marcia-meara/comment-page-1/#comment-218140 Please check out Sally’s fabulous blog while you are there. You will find plenty of talented authors … Continue reading

Posted in 5-star reviews, Abby & Holly Series, Book 3 Secrets of the Trunk, MG/PT/YA Books, middle-grade books, middle-grade series, Writing, book reviews and publishing, poetry, children's books, YA and novels, Young adult | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

What does it mean to be an Indie Author?

Here is an old post I wrote in 2017. It is still relevant and important to all indie authors. I updated it and added a recent article from a local paper, Londonderry Times, on August 22, 2019 that features an … Continue reading

Posted in author, Award-winning books, blogging, Books for all ages, children's books, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Jemsbooks, middle-grade books, novels, Reading, Writing, Writing, book reviews and publishing, poetry, children's books, YA and novels, YA and novels | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Do Your Middle-Graders and Preteens Love Mysteries?

I have written two separate series for boys and girls ages 8-13, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Books 1-6, and Abby & Holly Series, Books 1 & 2. Both of these series are enjoyed by boys and girls and … Continue reading

Posted in 5-star reviews, Amazon book reviews, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Book 1, MG/PT/YA Books, middle-grade books, middle-grade series, Mystery | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Reading is Good for You!

Jemsbooks.com  This is a post I wrote back in 2017 that I wanted to share again. The Books for all ages! When we read a book it is like traveling around the world, or to outer space, or to a … Continue reading

Posted in action, adventure, animal stories, Award-winning books, books in rhyme, children's books, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Jemsbooks, Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, kindness to others, magic, middle-grade books, middle-grade series, Reading, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey, Writing, Writing, book reviews and publishing, poetry, children's books, YA and novels, Young adult | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Will You and Your Children be Reading this Summer?

It feels like summer will never get here. This spring in New England USA has been rainy and cold. But we New Englanders are a hardy stock and know that if we just show a little patience summer will be … Continue reading

Posted in Abby & Holly Series, action/adventure, Adults and Teens, Always listen to your mother, An Angel Among Us, animal stories, anti-bullying, Award Winning Series, award-winning author, Award-winning books, be kind to animals, bedtime stories, Book blurbs, Books for all ages, Books for kids, children's books, crime/mystery/thriller, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, detective/mystery series for boys, early readers, fairy tale, fantasy, Friends are important, How Far Is Heaven, Hunting Mariah, J.E. Spina, Janice Spina, Jemsbooks for all ages, Jemsbooks for Life Lessons, kindness to others, Life lessons, magic, MG/PT/YA Books, middle-grade books, middle-grade series, multi-genres, Mystery/suspense/thriller, paranormal romance, positive thoughts, Psychological thriller, Reading, Reading is Good for your Health, relaxing, Summer reading, summer reading for kids, suspense, Teens, Writing, book reviews and publishing, poetry, children's books, YA and novels, YA and novels | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Writing in Different Genres!

This is an old post from 2017 that I wanted to share with you again. I wrote this as part of anthology with other authors for best-selling author, Kristina Stanley. Check out this book for more enjoyable posts by other … Continue reading

Posted in animal stories, author, Award-winning books, Best books for children, blogger, Books for all ages, books in rhyme, children's books, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Jemsbooks for all ages, middle-grade books, middle-grade series, multi-genres, Mystery, new books, novels, Reading, Short story collection, Writing, Writing Across Genres, Writing, book reviews and publishing, poetry, children's books, YA and novels | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Book 6, The Case of the Mystery of the Bells is NOW HERE!

I am so excited to introduce my newest book in the Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series – Book 6, The Case of the Mystery of the Bells, for both boys and girls! As with all Jemsbooks, my husband, John, … Continue reading

Posted in adventure, Award Winning Series, award-winning author, cover reveal, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Book 6, ghosts/specters/phantoms, kindness to others, MG/PT/YA Books, middle-grade books, middle-grade series, new book, Reading, Reading is Good for your Health, The Case of the Mystery of the Bells, Writing, book reviews and publishing, poetry, children's books, YA and novels | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

#Adventure Series for Girls and Boys – Abby & Holly Series in ghostly stories that will delight all ages!

I first wrote Abby & Holly Book 1, School Dance followed closely by Abby & Holly Series, Book 2, Unfortunate Events in 2018. I wrote these books for my granddaughter who is now nine years old and enjoying them. Watch … Continue reading

Posted in 5-star reviews, Abby & Holly School Dance, Abby & Holly Series, Amazon reviews, award-winning author, Award-winning book, book reviews, ghosts/specters/phantoms, Jemsbooks for Life Lessons, MG/PT/YA Books, middle-grade books, middle-grade series, preteen books, Teens, Writing, book reviews and publishing, poetry, children's books, YA and novels, Young adult | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

#Magic #Mystery #Fun Adventures with Davey & Derek Junior Detectives!

Read Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Books 1-6 for #fun #adventures #magic #mystery for both boys and girls. Adults love them too! They are good wholesome fun for all ages! Watch for Book 6 coming soon!!! I began writing these … Continue reading

Posted in 5-star reviews, action/adventure, Adults and Teens, Amazon reviews, anti-bullying, Award Winning Series, Award-winning books, book reviews, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Book 3, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Book 4, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Book 6, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Book 5, ghosts/specters/phantoms, Jemsbooks for all ages, kindness to others, Life lessons, magic, MG/PT/YA Books, middle-grade books, middle-grade series, new book coming, preteen books | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Book 6 Coming Soon!

I am excited to announce that I am working on Book 6 in the Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series for both boys and girls. This series was inspired by my two middle grandsons who love to read. They are … Continue reading

Posted in 5-star reviews, Abby & Holly Series, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, fantasy, magic, MG/PT/YA Books, middle-grade books, middle-grade series, Mystery, new book coming | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments