Category Archives: Writing, book reviews and publishing, poetry, children’s books, YA and novels

New Children’s Book – The First Star – A Fairy Tale from Jemsbooks!

I am excited to announce that a new children’s book, The First Star, is now available on Amazon as paperback and e-book and soon to Barnes & Noble as a paperback. BLURB: Once upon a time there were two children … Continue reading

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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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N.E. Patriot’s Win Super Bowl LIII and Championship Parade!

I am an avid fan of the Patriot’s as you can see by this post. I can’t get enough of them. Of course, having them win their 6th Super Bowl was an incredible feeling! Even if you aren’t a fan … 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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How Much Writing Should Writers Do Each Day?

As a writer I believe that we should write in some form every day. Will writing every day guarantee that we are successful? That is the question that all writers want answered. How much writing do you do – daily, … 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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An Angel Among Us – Short Story Collection is Now $15.00 for Paperback!

I dropped the price of my paperback, An Angel Among Us, from $18.00 to $15.00 presently. Check it out on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. The price should change in a day or so there. This collection was dedicated to a high school friend … Continue reading

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