Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab – My 18th Publication – February of 2018!

I will be featuring a different book in each of these posts until I have featured all 31 of my books. In this post the spotlight is on

Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab – published in February 2018

Get comfy and read a book!

This book was written in memory of a real hermit crab that inhabited our 80-gallon saltwater fish tank at that time. He is no longer with us. Clarence Henry was an entertaining fellow. He did come to us with one less leg and one less claw. These appendages could possibly have resulted from a fight with another crab at the pet store. I wrote this story around the fact that he could still do his job of keeping the tank clean in spite of fewer appendages.

All Jemsbooks carry life lessons for children. I hope this will teach them that you can do anything that you put your mind to and succeed in life. Clarence Henry teaches children to work hard and do the best you can do and be happy with who you are.

Blurb:

Clarence Henry is different from other hermit crabs. He came to his new home minus one claw and a leg. He needs to protect himself until he can grow new appendages. Will Clarence Henry be able to meet the challenges in his new water world?

Clarence Henry was a real aquatic hermit crab who lives in a saltwater fish tank in our home. We watched him interact with the other creatures in the tank.

He was resilient, intelligent, and a joy to have as a pet. We took some photos of him as he grew his claw and leg and changed shells. 

We shared these photos and facts about hermit crabs in the back of the book. I hope you will enjoy them. This book will make a wonderful resource for classrooms.

Check out these reviews on Amazon:

My goal in writing for children is to encourage them to read daily to enhance their life through good health and increase their creativity. Please read to your children daily even after they can read by themselves. This is a wonderful time to bond, cuddle, and get closer to your children. They will love you for the time you took to spend with them. Please keep reading and I will keep writing! Happy Reading Everyone!

These Children’s books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Please consider giving books to all the children on your list for all occasions. There is nothing better than to see a child’s eyes light up when you give him/her a book. Even more so when you read the book to them. You are giving them so much more than you could ever imagine, e.g., you spark their imagination, lift their spirits, increase their vocabulary, open up a whole new world to them, and encourage them to love reading. The gift of a book is worth more than gold to our children, grandchildren. Keep reading and gifting books to children. Let’s bring up a generation of readers and thinkers. Thank you for your support!

Thank you so much, readers, for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support of my blog and books. Please read to your children daily to help foster a love of reading in them and thus giving them Wings to Fly! Reading is Fun and Good for Your Health! Please leave reviews for books that you enjoy wherever you purchased the books. Your reviews will enable others to enjoy the books too. Thank you so much!

REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING! Jemsbooks are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and by clicking on covers to the right of this post. Thank you for your kind support and reviews of my books.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

Janice Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

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Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Book 5: The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost – My 17th publication in June 2017!

I will be featuring a different book in each of these posts until I have featured all 31 of my books. In this post the spotlight is on

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Book 5: The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost – published in June 2017

These books make great gifts for Christmas or any time! Happy shopping!

Books 1-5
Books 4-6

This award-winning series was written for my two middle grandsons who love to read about mysteries and try to solve them.

If your MG/PT/YA have not read these books now is the time to introduce them to the exciting adventures these twin brothers have. There are twists and turns that will keep them engaged and happy.

Hop over today to Amazon or Barnes & Noble or click on the covers to the right of this post of the books you choose to purchase and let your MG/PT/YA begin adventures that will lift their spirits, make their hearts soar and spark their imagination! Give gifts of books today and you will give them more than just a book, you will give them wings to fly!

These Children’s books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Blurb:

Twins Davey and Derek Donato are enlisted by two new characters, Abby and her cousin Holly, to assist them in finding and capturing the spooky beings that haunt their house.

When the boys visit Abby’s house they discover that this old Victorian holds many secrets and shocking revelations.

Davey and Derek soon find that they need the assistance of their Great Aunt Gigi to handle these mischievous phantoms.

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series is a fun and magical series with spells, wands, black cat, good witches, time travel, ghost hunting and more. There are also life lessons that include being kind, caring and respectful toward others, listen to parents, be helpful and do chores and bullying is never tolerated or accepted. Parents love this series too! When your MG/PT/YA read these books you will rest easy that they are reading good, clean and wholesome books. What more could you want in a book for your children?

This Davey & Derek Series won (10 book awards) – 5 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards, 3 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards – an Honorable Mention, a Silver Medal, and a Finalist, Book Excellence Award Finalist, a Silver Medal in the Authorsdb Cover Contest, Finalist in Red City Review Book Awards and many 5-Star Reviews from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards.

I feel pure joy writing for children and hope with God’s help and blessing to continue to write many more fun adventures for children to read and enjoy. I do enjoy writing for MG/PT/YA and 18+ too!

Check out these reviews on Amazon:

Thank you so much, readers, for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support of my blog and books. Please read to your children daily to help foster a love of reading in them and thus giving them Wings to Fly! Reading is Fun and Good for Your Health! Please leave reviews for books that you enjoy wherever you purchased the books. Your reviews will enable others to enjoy the books too. Thank you so much!

REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING! Jemsbooks are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and by clicking on covers to the right of this post. Thank you for your kind support and reviews of my books.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

Janice Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

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BARNES & NOBLE

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Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Baked Chicken

This is the 19th installment of Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Baked Chicken.

I put together this recipe for Baked Chicken which is quick, easy and delicious. I love easy and delicious recipes. Don’t you?

Here are the other recipes Baked Chicken, Chili,  Shrimp Scampi, Shortcakes, Pot Roast, Basil Pesto Shrimp, Spicy Bean Salsa, Stuffed Zucchini,  Cole SlawZucchini BreadZucchini ItalianoGrapenut Custard, Spinach Pita PizzaPortuguese Seafood StewMarinated MushroomsStuffed Portobello MushroomsChicken Marsala, and Rice Paper Veggie Shrimp Wraps. In the past I have also shared recipes for Portuguese Bisquits and Drunken Chicken.

Most of my recipes can feed 2-4. I usually have leftovers since it is only the two of us. I love leftover chicken!

Ingredients:

  1. Chicken wings or other pieces (4-6 wings or legs, thighs, breasts)
  2. Low sodium soy sauce
  3. Garlic powder to taste
  4. Ginger to taste

Directions:

  1. Mix together 1/2 cup or more of soy sauce, garlic power and ginger
  2. Pour over chicken in a plastic zip lock bag and shake well
  3. Let marinate for an hour or more (the longer it marinates the more flavor it takes on)
  4. Place chicken pieces on baking sheet spaced apart so they will brown
  5. Oven temp of 425 degrees for 50-60 minutes until well browned
  6. Enjoy!
  7. Serve with rice or potatoes or other vegetables of choice (I make rice and broccoli.)
Baked Chicken Wings

Note: This marinade can be used on salmon. It’s delicious too!

I hope you will stop by again for more easy and delicious recipes. There is always something good cooking in Janice’s Kitchen Corner. Happy eating everyone! Stay safe and well! God Bless!

Thank you so much, readers, for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support of my blog and books. Please read to your children daily to help foster a love of reading in them and thus giving them Wings to Fly! Reading is Fun and Good for Your Health! Please leave reviews for books that you enjoy wherever you purchased the books. Your reviews will enable others to enjoy the books too. Thank you so much!

REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING! Jemsbooks are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and by clicking on covers to the right of this post. Thank you for your kind support and reviews of my books.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

Janice Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

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AMAZON.CO.UK

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Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Spinach & Chicken Soup!

I love sharing my recipes with readers. These are all quite tasty, easy and quick to make. I don’t want to slave over a hot stove all day. Do you? This recipe is something that I put together with what I had on hand. That is how soup is created. You use leftovers, frozen veggies, add a little of this and a little of that and voila, you have soup! It is so nourishing and perfect for cold weather ahead. Happy eating!

This was a quick meal one night when neither of us was very hungry. I didn’t plan on sharing this recipe but was asked for it by a fellow author. Well, here it is, Kandy. Hope you enjoy it! Stay healthy with this soup!

This can be made into a vegetarian soup – don’t add the chicken but add beans and/or other veggies to it.

Here are the other recipes Baked Chicken, Chili,  Shrimp Scampi, Shortcakes, Pot Roast, Basil Pesto Shrimp, Spicy Bean Salsa, Stuffed Zucchini,  Cole SlawZucchini BreadZucchini ItalianoGrapenut Custard, Spinach Pita PizzaPortuguese Seafood StewMarinated MushroomsStuffed Portobello MushroomsChicken Marsala, and Rice Paper Veggie Shrimp Wraps. In the past I have also shared recipes for Portuguese Bisquits and Drunken Chicken.

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

  1. Chicken stock and/or water
  2. Large 1/2 – whole breast of chicken with bones
  3. Small onion chopped in quarters
  4. Clove garlic or garlic powder
  5. salt & pepper to taste
  6. Sliced carrots
  7. Sliced celery
  8. fresh or frozen spinach for other greens like kale or escarole (Watch for my escarole soup recipe soon.)
  9. Barley (quick Cooking or regular)
  10. Acini de Pepe, orzo, or alphabets or other small pasta or even rice

Directions:

  1. Fill large pot with 3/4 water or use chicken stock and water to 3/4 level of pan
  2. If you are using regular barley add it the same time as the chicken, if quick cooking barley add in last for 10 minutes or less
  3. Add garlic, chopped onion, salt & pepper
  4. Cover and boil for 1/2 hour
  5. Cook until chicken is done (1/2 hour or more) I poke it at this point with a fork. If no blood comes out it is done then remove to a plate and let cool enough to debone and slice it up to be added to the soup again.
  6. Add carrots and celery, cook for ten minutes (I used frozen spinach and added it at this time)
  7. Add quick cooking barley and fresh spinach for ten more minutes
  8. I cook my alphabets on the side in a separate pan to add to the soup later. This keeps the soup from getting too much starch if you cook the pasta in with the soup.
Spinach & Chicken Soup

I hope you will stop by again for more easy and delicious recipes. There is always something good cooking in Janice’s Kitchen Corner. Happy eating everyone! Stay safe and well! God Bless!

Thank you so much, readers, for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support of my blog and books. Please read to your children daily to help foster a love of reading in them and thus giving them Wings to Fly! Reading is Fun and Good for Your Health! Please leave reviews for books that you enjoy wherever you purchased the books. Your reviews will enable others to enjoy the books too. Thank you so much!

REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING! Jemsbooks are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and by clicking on covers to the right of this post. Thank you for your kind support and reviews of my books.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

Janice Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

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Jemsbooks.blog

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AMAZON.CO.UK

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Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe – My 16th Publication – May 2017!

I will be featuring a different book in each of these posts until I have featured all 31 of my books. In this post the spotlight is on

Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe – published in May 2017

Your children will love Jeffrey too!

I wrote this book for a little boy who was shy and easily frightened. His grandmother came to one of my book signings and told me about him. She asked if I would write a story for help him deal with his shyness and insecurities. This is it. Unfortunately I was unable to reach her to share this book with her and her grandson. This is, therefore, for all the children out there who are afraid of lightning or other things. I hope this book helps them become brave like Jeffrey.


Bedtime reading for kids

All Jemsbooks children’s books important carry life lessons that parents will love. Parents will never have to fear that there is anything in my books that is not suitable for young children ages 1-7, PS-Grade 3.

Jeffrey will teach children to be brave, think of others before yourself and help others in need. Pick up your copy today for the children in your life. They will love you for it.

Introduce Jeffrey to your children today!

Please consider giving books to all the children on your list for all occasions. There is nothing better than to see a child’s eyes light up when you give him/her a book. Even more so when you read the book to them. You are giving them so much more than you could ever imagine, e.g., you spark their imagination, lift their spirits, increase their vocabulary, open up a whole new world to them, and encourage them to love reading. The gift of a book is worth more than gold to our children, grandchildren. Keep reading and gifting books to children. Let’s bring up a generation of readers and thinkers. Thank you for your support!

Blurb:

Jeffrey is a nervous giraffe due to a terrible storm on the day of his birth. He remembers that day and is frightened of any kind of noise or unexpected things happening to him. His mother tells him that he is stronger than he thinks.

One day Jeffrey meets another giraffe who needs his help. Read this story in rhyme and find out what important lesson Jeffrey learns when he thinks of others before himself.

Jeffrey won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award!

Please consider giving books to all the children on your list for all occasions. There is nothing better than to see a child’s eyes light up when you give him/her a book. Even more so when you read the book to them. You are giving them so much more than you could ever imagine, e.g., you spark their imagination, lift their spirits, increase their vocabulary, open up a whole new world to them, and encourage them to love reading. The gift of a book is worth more than gold to our children, grandchildren. Keep reading and gifting books to children. Let’s bring up a generation of readers and thinkers. Thank you for your support!

These Children’s books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Please check out these reviews on Amazon:

I feel pure joy writing for children and hope with God’s help and blessing to continue to write many more fun adventures for children to read and enjoy. I do enjoy writing for MG/PT/YA and 18+ too!

Thank you so much, readers, for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support of my blog and books. Please read to your children daily to help foster a love of reading in them and thus giving them Wings to Fly! Reading is Fun and Good for Your Health! Please leave reviews for books that you enjoy wherever you purchased the books. Your reviews will enable others to enjoy the books too. Thank you so much!

REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING! Jemsbooks are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and by clicking on covers to the right of this post. Thank you for your kind support and reviews of my books.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

Janice Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

Jemsbooks.com

Jemsbooks.blog

AMAZON.COM AUTHOR PAGE

AMAZON.CO.UK

BARNES & NOBLE

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An Angel Among Us – My 15th Publication from February, 2017!

I will be featuring a different book in each of these posts until I have featured all 31 of my books. In this post the spotlight is on

An Angel Among Us – Published in February 2017

I wrote this short story collection within a week’s time. Each story has a twist to it and a surprise ending. Editing it took more time than the writing. The first story was written in memory of a high school friend who was sick with cancer. She died in 2017 a short time before I completed publishing this book.

She and I reconnected through Facebook and reminisced over our high school reunions. When she told me that she was dying I promised to dedicate the first short story and this book to her. I shared our notes from emails and her response when I told her I would dedicate the book to her at the end of the story. She was a lovely, kind, caring person who had a wonderful sense of humor. She is greatly missed not only by me but by many of her other friends.

Blurb:

A collection of short stories that covers several genres including romance, grief/loss, mystery, suspense, sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal. This book is dedicated to a courageous friend who passed this year. The first story is specially created for her and is the inspiration for the title of this book.

Check out these reviews on Amazon:

These MG/PT/YA and Novels for 18+ books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble and also by clicking on covers to the right of this post.

Thank you so much, readers, for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support of my blog and books. Please read to your children daily to help foster a love of reading in them and thus giving them Wings to Fly! Reading is Fun and Good for Your Health! Please leave reviews for books that you enjoy wherever you purchased the books. Your reviews will enable others to enjoy the books too. Thank you so much!

REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING! Jemsbooks are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and by clicking on covers to the right of this post. Thank you for your kind support and reviews of my books.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

Janice Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

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Jemsbooks.blog

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Ebook Deals on Jemsbooks for Christmas – Abby & Holly Book 1, Davey & Derek Series Book 1 are only $0.99 from 11/10/20 – 11/17/20 and 11/17/20 – 11/24/20!!!

Christmas is not too far away. It’s time for some ebook deals! Are you ready for some ebook deals from Jemsbooks? HURRY, HURRY, HURRY – FIRST ONE BEGINS 11/10/20 AND ENDS 11/17/20, SECOND BEGINS 11/17/20 – 11/24/20!

If you haven’t read any of my series, now is the time to begin with Book 1 of each of these deals. But hurry – these deals only last a week each, beginning 11/10/20!

EBOOKS FOR MG/PT/YA – mysteries, fun adventures, anti-bullying, friendship (Abby & Holly) Award-winning series

ABBY & HOLLY BOOK 1: SCHOOL DANCE Ebook on Countdown Deal beginning 11/10/20 and ends 11/17/20 – Price online $3.99 – Sale price $0.99

DAVEY & DEREK JUNIOR DETECTIVES SERIES BOOK 1: THE CASE OF THE MISSING CELL PHONE – Ebook on Countdown Deal beginning 11/17/20 – ends 11/24/20 – Price online $3.99 – Sale price $0.99

Anti-bullying, twins, friendship, kindness to others, respect to others, mystery, fun adventures, detective stories (Davey & Derek Junior Detectives) Award-winning series

HAPPY READING!

I hope you will take advantage of these special sales while they are active. Soon they will be gone until next year! I usually plan these deals around the holiday. What better time to do it? This is when everyone is scrambling to find just the right gift for all those special family members and friends on their lists. Books are perfect gifts for everyone on your lists. They are light, easy to wrap, and bring a smile to even the toughest to buy.

Watch for more deals coming your way before Christmas!

These MG/PT/YA and Novels for 18+ books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble and also by clicking on covers to the right of this post.

Thank you so much, readers, for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support of my blog and books. Please read to your children daily to help foster a love of reading in them and thus giving them Wings to Fly! Reading is Fun and Good for Your Health! Please leave reviews for books that you enjoy wherever you purchased the books. Your reviews will enable others to enjoy the books too. Thank you so much!

A very special THANK YOU to all my new followers! I love having you visit! Please keep coming back. There will be plenty more to enjoy, books, food, tales about my fish and birds that we feed and whatever else pops into my already overcrowded brain!

REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING! Jemsbooks are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and by clicking on covers to the right of this post. Thank you for your kind support and reviews of my books.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

Janice Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

Jemsbooks.com

Jemsbooks.blog

AMAZON.COM AUTHOR PAGE

AMAZON.CO.UK

BARNES & NOBLE

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Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Chili!

This is the 17th installment of Janice’s Kitchen CornerChili!

I put together this recipe for Chili which is nourishing and filling for a cool night. This is quick, easy and delicious. I love easy and delicious recipes. Don’t you?

This recipe is on the hot side the way we like it. You may want to cut down on the hot sauce or red pepper flakes to make it not as hot. I serve my chili with cornbread made with yellow cornmeal. I have snapped a photo of the recipe on the container below after my chili recipe for you to try.

Here are the other recipes Shrimp Scampi,  Shortcakes, Pot Roast, Basil Pesto Shrimp, Spicy Bean Salsa, Stuffed Zucchini,  Cole SlawZucchini BreadZucchini ItalianoGrapenut Custard, Spinach Pita PizzaPortuguese Seafood StewMarinated MushroomsStuffed Portobello MushroomsChicken Marsala, and Rice Paper Veggie Shrimp Wraps. In the past I have also shared recipes for Portuguese Bisquits and Drunken Chicken.

Spices for chili
rinse all beans before adding to pot
Beef add to pot
Add all ingredients to pot
All ingredients mixed together producing a beautiful rich red color

Serves 4-6

INGREDIENTS:

  1. 15 oz can black beans
  2. 15 oz can dark red kidney beans
  3. 15 oz can light red kidney beans
  4. 15 oz can corn or frozen corn
  5. Can tomato chunks in liquid or diced tomatoes in can
  6. 2 Tbs tomato paste
  7. 6 Tbs chili powder
  8. 2 cups water
  9. 1 1/2 lb ground beef
  10. Small onion chopped
  11. 2 cloves garlic minced
  12. 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  13. 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  14. 2 Tbs Franks Red Hot Pepper Sauce
  15. 2 Tbs olive oil

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Sauté onions and garlic in 2 Tbs olive oil
  2. Brown beef with onions and garlic until cooked
  3. Add beef, onions and garlic to crock pot
  4. Drain and rinse out all beans before adding to pot
  5. Add tomato chunks in liquid, tomato paste and 2 cups water
  6. Add cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper, chili powder and hot pepper sauce to pot
  7. Mix all together
  8. Cook for 4-6 hours

Note: I love to add all kinds of beans. You can add other kinds if you like, the more the yummier! Healthy for you too!

Enjoy this one pot meal on a cold winter’s day or any time! It’s nourishing, delicious and filling. Serve with a slice or two of corn bread! Yum!

Chili’s ready – grab a bowl!

Prepare corn bread by recipe below. Enjoy!

Corn bread (we already ate some!) I took another photo of the complete bread but it wouldn’t upload here.
Yellow Corn meal
Corn bread recipe

Stay tuned for more recipes from Janice’s Kitchen Corner! Happy cooking and eating everyone!

Thank you so much, readers, for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support of my blog and books. Please read to your children daily to help foster a love of reading in them and thus giving them Wings to Fly! Reading is Fun and Good for Your Health! Please leave reviews for books that you enjoy wherever you purchased the books. Your reviews will enable others to enjoy the books too. Thank you so much!

REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING! Jemsbooks are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and by clicking on covers to the right of this post. Thank you for your kind support and reviews of my books.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

Janice Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

Jemsbooks.com

Jemsbooks.blog

AMAZON.COM AUTHOR PAGE

AMAZON.CO.UK

BARNES & NOBLE

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Saluting All Veterans on Veteran’s Day!

This is a post I published in a past year that I wanted to share today on Veteran’s Day.

A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL VETERANS OUT THERE WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY AND GAVE THEIR LIVES OR LIMBS TO KEEP US SAFE! I AM ETERNALLY GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SERVICE! GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

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Wikipedia – Thank you Veterans

Thank you, Veterans, for all that you have done for your country.

For keeping us safe on our soil!

For protecting us and preserving our freedom!

We are indebted to you for serving your country!

May God bless you and your families for your sacrifices!

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Wikipedia – Veteran’s Day

My dad served his country during WWII and received a Purple Heart.

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WIKIPEDIA (Purple Heart)

He never wanted to talk about it back then but as he got older he shared a little of his experience of the day on Guadal Canal in 1942 when he was shot. He expressed regret that he had to shoot when being shot at and for all the men who died during that horrendous war. He was deeply saddened when he spoke of losing his ‘buddies’ as he called them, his fellow Marines. He was proud to be a Marine and was never sorry for proudly serving his country and would have done it again.

My father was small in stature, only 5’6” but he had a huge heart and was brave and talented in many ways. He was gregarious, warm, friendly, funny, and always had a beautiful smile on his handsome face. I am proud of my dad and all that he did for his country. I am thankful that I had such a wonderful father who was loving, caring and kind. Just saying this makes my eyes misty with regret that he is no longer with us. I miss him so much! Love you, Dad!

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My Dad in uniform – served in WWIImy photo

Here’s a photo of my handsome father. Unfortunately it is not a clear one but it is the only one I have with him in uniform. I loved him dearly and was proud of him and his service. I miss him and his crazy sense of humor. He died in 2001.

Thank you so much, readers, for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support of my blog and books. Please read to your children daily to help foster a love of reading in them and thus giving them Wings to Fly! Reading is Fun and Good for Your Health! Please leave reviews for books that you enjoy wherever you purchased the books. Your reviews will enable others to enjoy the books too. Thank you so much!

REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING! Jemsbooks are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and by clicking on covers to the right of this post. Thank you for your kind support and reviews of my books.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

Janice Spina

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Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Book 4: The Case of the Brown Scraggly Dog – My 14th Publication – December, 2016!

I will be featuring a different book in each of these posts until I have featured all 31 of my books. In this post the spotlight is on

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Book 4: The Case of the Brown Scraggly Dog – published in December 2016

This series was written for my two middle grandsons who love to read about mysteries. There are six books in this series and each one is a stand alone story. I don’t like to leave kids hanging. I want them to enjoy reading each book and not be forced to wait for the next. Parents and MG/PT/YA enjoy these books. It may be about twin boys but girls like them too.

Are you looking for wholesome books for kids? Check out this series and you will be pleased to see no explicit language or subject matter. Parents will feel good when they children read Jemsbooks. Children will learn important life lessons while reading a fun, adventure, mystery with plenty of twists and turns to keep them engaged.

I am a mother and grandmother and know how important it is to supply clean wholesome books for our kids and grandkids. There is too much violence out there in our troubled world. Our kids need to escape this violence and read something that does not carry anything violent in nature but is exciting and fun to read.

Hop over today to Amazon or Barnes & Noble or click on the covers to the right of this post of the books you choose to purchase and let your MG/PT/YA begin adventures that will lift their spirits, make their hearts soar and spark their imagination! Give gifts of books today and you will give them more than just a book, you will give them wings to fly!

These Children’s books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series is a fun and magical series with spells, wands, black cat, good witches, time travel, ghost hunting and more. There are also life lessons that include being kind, caring and respectful to others, listen to parents, be helpful and do chores and bullying is never tolerated or accepted. Parents love this series too! When your MG/PT/YA read these books you will rest easy that they are reading good, clean and wholesome books. What more could you want in a book for your children?

This Davey & Derek Series won (10 book awards) – 5 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards, 3 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards – an Honorable Mention, a Silver Medal, and a Finalist, Book Excellence Award Finalist, a Silver Medal in the Authorsdb Cover Contest, Finalist in Red City Review Book Awards and many 5-Star Reviews from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards.

Blurb:

5-STAR REVIEW FROM READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS! FINALIST IN RED CITY REVIEW BOOK AWARDS!

Davey and Derek Donato are at it again in this new book. In this case they come across a brown scraggly dog with blood on its paw but when the boys try to stop the dog, it runs away.

Check out all these reviews on Amazon:

Thank you so much, readers, for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support of my blog and books. Please read to your children daily to help foster a love of reading in them and thus giving them Wings to Fly! Reading is Fun and Good for Your Health! Please leave reviews for books that you enjoy wherever you purchased the books. Your reviews will enable others to enjoy the books too. Thank you so much!

REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING! Jemsbooks are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and by clicking on covers to the right of this post. Thank you for your kind support and reviews of my books.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

Janice Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks.com

Jemsbooks.blog

AMAZON.COM AUTHOR PAGE

AMAZON.CO.UK

BARNES & NOBLE

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