Category Archives: Reading

How Far is Heaven – A Novel that will break your heart!

I wrote this novel, How Far is Heaven, under J.E. Spina many years ago before I retired. It was published in 2016. When I began writing it I cried to think of anything like this really happening to a family. … Continue reading

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Watch for New Children’s Book Coming from Jemsbooks!

My husband, John, and I have been working on my first fairy tale which he kindly illustrated for me. I am excited about this book and hope children will love it. It is a rags to riches story. Watch for … Continue reading

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Books Read in January 2019!

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

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How Do You Encourage Your Children to Read?

Do you read? Do you encourage your children to read? If you say ‘yes’ to both of these questions then congratulations! You are giving your children a wonderful and precious gift. If your children see you reading avidly all the … Continue reading

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Book Signing at Zorvino Vineyards on Friday, January 18, 2019!

My recent book signing was a fun night of networking and meeting and greeting readers. This is the second time my husband, John, and I have been to this venue. Zorvino Vineyards is a lovely place to sit and sample … Continue reading

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Do Your Children Love Dragons?

I have been thinking about creating a new series of books on dragons. What do you think about that? Do your children love dragons? Last year I read to my grandson’s PK class from my book, Louey the Lazy Elephant. … Continue reading

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Jemsbooks Signing at Zorvino Vineyards – 1/18/19!

2019 Author’s Night at the Vineyard – Zorvino Vineyards – Sandown, NH 6:00 – 9:00 pm – FREE ADMISSION! Please stop by On Friday, January 18, 2019 at Zorvino Vineyards, Sandown, NH – 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. John and I will … Continue reading

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New Books Are Brewing at Jemsbooks.com!

It’s the New Year 2019 and things are brewing up for a full year of new books for Jemsbooks! I took some time off over the holiday to spend time with family and catch up with friends. Now it’s back … Continue reading

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PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER!

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! This is a special way to celebrate the New Year with an award! I am thrilled to announce that Book 1 of my new series for Middle-graders/PT/YA, Abby & Holly, School Dance, just received a Pinnacle … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas!

This post which I published in December of 2017 is apropos for today –THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS! I hope you will enjoy it again. Each time I look at this beautiful collage made by my friend, soprano extraordinaire, Charlotte … Continue reading

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