New Additions to our freshwater tank!

As you know we no longer have Freddie the frog in our freshwater tank. There are only four tetras and a lonely swordtail that are doing well but probably still looking around for Freddie. He was always getting in their way. They needed eyes on their tails to keep out of his way. He jumped all over the place blindly looking for food. I think he was blind and only found his food by possibly scent or feeling around for it.

My husband and I went to the pet store where we originally purchased Freddie to check up on him. He was no longer there. I asked the man who was working on the fish tanks about Freddie.

He said he never saw him and that there were two possibilities.

  1. Freddie was purchased
  2. He committed Hari Cari by jumping out of the tank.

I hated to think about the second one, but I know how talented he was about jumping out of tight places even though he was quite large.

Here are the many photos of Freddie – some he is trying to find a way out of the tank while others he is hanging around. The photo with his tongue hanging out is an early photo of him before he grew so large.

The tank looked sad without him, so we visited the pet store and purchased nine neon tetras to the join the black and white tetras. and swordtail. These new neon’s are tiny and hard to see. Here are a couple of photos. Look closely and you will see their blue neon stripes and glowing eyes. Hopefully they will grow a little.

Can you pick out seven of the nine neon tetras? It doesn’t help that the rocks are the same color as the fish!

In this photo above you can see four striped tetras and one orange swordtail. We did have a few more swordtails but they killed each other off. Two of them were males and two females. The surviving swordtail is a female. Sigh! Such is the way of the tank, only the strongest will survive.

We have had a problem with the water being cloudy. John is doing all kinds of things to get it to clear up and stop growing algae. The man at the pet store said to use a product that should correct the water since we are using our city water which has all kinds of chemicals and things. Yikes! We are drinking this stuff!? We may have to purchase special purified water from the store if this doesn’t work out.

It’s not easy taking care of these two tanks. I don’t do any of the clearing or feeding. My husband does all that. If he couldn’t do it anymore, we would have to give the tanks and fish away. Sigh!

Here are some more photos that may be a little clearer and closer.

Swordtail in motion

Striped Tetra not happy I’m taking his photo!

Seven neon tetras looking at me as I snap this photo.

As you can see from this post and previous ones, I am always taking photos of our fish. They do not like to be disturbed in their water environment. To them I am a nuisance. They don’t even like when I clean the glass on the outside of the tank. That’s all the cleaning I do with these tanks. But I like when the glass is sparking and not finger-printed or covered with water spots or salt. I enjoy looking at them and watching them in action. It’s calming.

I hope Freddie is happy wherever he is! Miss you, Freddie! I didn’t tell the grandkids about Freddie yet. I hope they don’t ask. They haven’t been by since Christmas with me being sick.

Thank you for stopping by to read this post. Come back again soon for more posts about whatever pops into my mind! I don’t even know what that will be until I write them.

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

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Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

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Reading is Good for You! Let’s Get Reading!

This is a post I wrote a while back that is relevant to any time of the year. I hope you read every day and that your children do too. Reading is not only good for your health and wellbeing but it’s also fun and entertaining!

Make Believe is Fun – Bedtime Stories for Children – PS-Grade 3

The Misunderstood Angel: Branyrd the Angel Series Book 1

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series 1-6 MG/PT/YA

Abby & Holly Series Books 1-6 – MG/PT/YA

Do you know that Reading is Good for You? This is a post that I update and send oMut each year to remind everyone how important reading is to our health and wellbeing. Not only that, but it’s also fun, entertaining, helps us to forget our troubles and enables us to travel to another time and place or other lands.

I can’t imagine not having a book in my hands or my kindle every day. On occasion I have read two books at one time jumping back and forth between them. It can get a little confusing though if the books are similar in genre.

Since I enjoy all kinds of genres, I also writing in different genres as indicated by all the Word Art creations above.

Here are my links if you are looking for a new book for everyone in your family,

Purchase YA books here.

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

MG/PT/YA books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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

When we read a book it is like traveling around the world, or to outer space, or to a land that only exists in a writer’s mind, or into the mind of a killer, or into the animal kingdom, or on a visit to an exotic location, or into the world of faeries or science fiction.

We can go wherever we choose to go! All we need to do is pick up a book about whatever interests us. There are millions of books online, in book stores or libraries to choose from. We can escape for as long as we choose to read.

Did you know that reading is good for you? It not only increases your word vocabulary and stimulates your mind, but also gives you a feeling of wellbeing and promotes good health, dispels feelings of loneliness, improves your memory, promotes better patterns of sleep, and don’t forget – it brings families closer when they share and read books together.

As a child you can imagine that you are a beautiful princess, or a strong and brave knight, or that you can fly to outer space, or that you are a super hero, or can do magic. Whatever you desire to be you can have fun imagining while you read.

Do you remember the first time you started to read? What was your favorite book as a child? What do your children like to read? What do you like now as an adult?

As a child I loved nursery rhymes, and reading the classics, like Alice in Wonderland. As a preteen I enjoyed Archie comics, anything to do with Disney Mouseketeers, and mysteries. As an adult I read all of Agatha Christy’s novels, all of my son’s and daughter’s books, Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, so we could discuss them together, and anything I could get my hands on at the library about mysteries.

I hope you will find time in your busy life to spend some time reading. It’s enjoyable and entertaining. Please remember to show some love to authors by leaving a review!

Remember: Reading Gives You Wings to Fly! Soar with Jemsbooks.com!

Happy Reading! Watch for more books coming from Jemsbooks for all ages! All my books are available for purchase on the right of this post. Just click on the covers and have fun soaring!

Fill your year with plenty of books for your children and yourself. Get healthier and get reading!

Here is a past post about the importance of reading. Check it out here.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. Free free to come back again real soon! Say this three times, I will review books, I will review books, I will review books! 😀

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

READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

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Newsletter – January – December 2022!

I am a little late in getting this out. Sorry about that!

Here is my 2022 Newsletter of all the happenings in that year.

This newsletter is a way to let you know what’s new to Jemsbooks.

Janice hopes that 2022 was a healthier and safer year for everyone.

This is what transpired in 2022.

In January Mom’s Choice Awards awarded a Silver Medal to The First Star, a children’s book, fairy tale.

Silver Medal – Mom’s Choice Awards

In February a Readers’ Favorite Book Awards reviewer gave 5 Stars in her review of The Legend of the Taken Ones (Gateskin Chronicles Book 1)! Here is the review:

Readers’ Favorite Book Award 5-Stars

Reviewed By Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers’ Favorite
Within the Territory of Noella Provence, there was a kingdom, Sovorotskina, known as the Land of Goodness and Light. It was ruled by the great wizard King Gateskin and his fairy queen wife, Solinara. They had three children, Serena, Simon, and Catalina, all with special magical powers. They had to keep the magic secret as there was an evil power in a nearby kingdom, in the land of Parotovina, the Land of Darkness. This evil power once stole an entire village’s children to claim the magic for their own people, to use this magic for evil. When King Gateskin is kidnapped, Serena and her siblings combine their powers and resources, enlisting the help of a new friend, a Sprite by the name of Spindle, to rescue the king as well as the descendants of those “taken” children. 

Janice Spina’s young adult novel, The Legend of the Taken Ones, is the first book in a six-book fantasy series, The Gateskin Chronicles. With an exciting plot full of magic and the conflicting powers of good and evil, this story is a real page-turner. The story begins with background information on the taken ones, the children kidnapped by the evil powers of Parotovina. Knowing that evil continues to lurk nearby, the magical kingdom of King Gateskin is always on high alert. The adventure truly begins when the king is kidnapped and the children set out on a journey of their own, intent on rescuing their father and leader. This is an epic, high-fantasy adventure that follows in the time-tested style of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings: the ongoing battles between good and evil and the true magic that is found within one’s heart and in the bonds of family and friendship.

              This fantasy series will have six books in all. Books 2-6 will be published in 2022-2024. This is an epic fantasy that will have myriad characters, lands, creatures and magical adventures. It is for ages 13-17+ but adults enjoy it too.

In April Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 1 Drystan and Durward Save the Day received a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award!

In June a new series was started with Make Believe (Bedtime Stories for Children). There will be more of these which will include 6 stories in each book illustrated by my husband, John. This is the first book in a series of bedtime stories for children that can also be enjoyed at any time of the day. Perfect for early readers too!

In July Janice published The Unknown Territory (Gateskin Chronicles Book 2)

The Adventures continue!

In August these two books received awards from TOP SHELF AWARDS. Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Book 4: The Case of the Brown Scraggly Dog won a First Place Award.

Drystan the Dragon and Friends Book 1: Drystan and Durward Save the Day won a Runners-up Award.

In October Janice published the first in a paranormal series: The Misunderstood Angel: Branyrd the Angel Book 1. Watch for more books coming in this series in 2023 and 2024.

There will also be more books in the Bedtime Stories for Children Series coming in 2023.

Thank you for stopping by to read this newsletter. There will be more books coming over the next few years to entertain you. If you would like to know about new books, deals and giveaways, follow Janice on https://Jemsbooks.com.

She loves to hear from readers and welcomes reviews wherever you purchase her books.

Purchase Links:

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Please leave reviews for all books that you read. We indie authors will love you for these reviews. Reviews are how Amazon rates our books and chooses which ones to promote.

Watch for new books coming in 2023 & beyond.

Thank you so much for your support. Keep reading and I will keep writing!

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

READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

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Keeping Busy not only Writing but also Crocheting!

Since I have been under the weather lately with a virus I have completed three afghans and working on my fourth. I love to crochet at night while watching TV. Sometimes there is nothing that interests me there so I crochet to keep myself busy. What do you do to keep busy when there is nothing on TV at night?

I have crocheted more afghans and pillows than I can count at this writing. Here are all the ones I made for our living room. We are never cold with all these to wrap around us. Many of my family have received a pillow, afghan or both by this time. I plan to work on at least three more before the end of the year.

I find that keeping my fingers moving as in crocheting keeps my arthritis at bay. Doctors say moving is the best thing for anyone who has arthritis.

In the past I have offered pillows to my readers but haven’t received any takers. At this writing I don’t have any to offer but maybe later on I will. If you are interested in a crocheted pillow, send me a message. When I have finished my current projects and if I have any yarn left over, I will post something again with prices.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. Remember reviews are welcome and appreciated! Come back again soon!

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

READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

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What Makes an Author Tick?

I often ask myself this question. What makes me tick? What makes my fellow authors out there tick? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Writing & Publishing Word Art

What makes me tick? It’s being excited about writing and publishing my work. It’s about loving to create stories to entertain the masses, sharing my ideas with others, and feeling that I am accomplishing something worthwhile. Writing gives me a purpose in my life to keep moving forward and enables me to continue to do what makes me happy. With God’s blessing I hope to write many more stories over the years to come.

I am doing something I love to do. It’s funny though because before I retired I was concerned that I wouldn’t have anything to do. But it was like a bell went off in my head and I began to write non-stop. I couldn’t believe there were so many ideas running through my head. I pulled up all the other stories I had written previously and edited and published them after being unsuccessful in submissions to publishers. I kept writing more and more books until now I have 41 published works. Yikes! If someone had told me that I would write that many books at my age, I would have said they were crazy! But I guess I am the crazy one! Ha!

It doesn’t matter what I write – I love it all, even blogging gives me a thrill! I hope my readers enjoy my craziness in blogging. You never know what I am going to write next. Well, neither do I! You see all kinds of posts about birds, fish, seasons, books, publishing, author interviews, giveaways, travels, recipes, crocheting and sewing projects and whatever else I can come up. After all, they are what I love to share with you. If you love to eat, I have some wonderful recipes here.

If you haven’t checked out my eclectic blog yet, start scrolling and searching today. Have fun! There is always more coming!

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. Please remember to review books to help authors by sharing word about their work. We authors will love you for your efforts.

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

READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

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Busy with WIP while under the weather!

Sorry I haven’t written in a few days. I have been fighting a virus that won’t leave me alone! Sigh! There’s a lot of this virus going around supposedly. I’m doing my best to persevere and positive that it too shall pass. I pray for all who are suffering with far more than I.

Angel Series Word Art

Though I haven’t had my usual energy to do much during this time, I’ve managed to publish a new children’s book, Make Believe is Fun: Bedtime Stories for Children Book 2, and write seven chapters in my newest book in the Branyrd the Angel Series. I hope to publish this book in a couple of months, finger crossed.

I also have some ideas for more children’s stories to begin book 3 of the Bedtime Stories for Children Series. This always happens to me when I am in the middle of one book that characters from another book invade my mind and push me to tell their stories. I’m doing my best to put them aside until I finish my current WIP.

If you haven’t checked out my Bedtime Stories for Children Series here is the link below to book 1 and 2.

I wrote these books for all children who love to make believe. All these stories are about young animals who encounter problems but overcome them. There will never be anything to frighten little children. All these stories carry important life lessons that help children to learn the importance of family, friendship, it’s okay to be different and helping others in need.

It’s so important for children to learn early how to behave in a kind and caring manner to all people, no matter how different than are from others. If children learn this early it will be easier for them when they are adults to handle differences. We are all different, unique in our own way, but all are special and important. That’s what matters.

Here are the life lessons imparted in this series:

Make Believe: Bedtime Stories for Children Book 1: These six stories promote good behavior, encourage children to be kind to others, friends are important, differences should be accepted and that we are all unique and special.

Make Believe is Fun: Bedtime Stories for Children Book 2: These six stories help children to realize the importance of friendship, family, helping others in need and that it’s okay to be different.

Here is what readers say about this series.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post and for any reviews you post wherever you purchase my books. Come back any time. You are always welcome.

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

READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

Jemsbooks.com

Jemsbooks.blog

Jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net

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New Children’s Book is now in paperback on Amazon!

I am so excited to announce that my newest children’s book is now available in paperback on Amazon and soon to Barnes & Noble. Make Believe is Fun: Bedtime Stories for Children Series Book 2 is here! This book has six stories that carry important life lessons for children. I hope your children will love them and that they request them at bedtime or any time of the day. They are perfect for early readers too. Here are the two books in the series.

This is my 41st book published and I still feel as excited as with my first book when I see my book in print. It’s a thrilling feeling to see one’s work that took a lot of sweat and tears and a great deal of one’s heart and soul out in print! Well, not too much sweat or tears with this one as with others but I did put a big part of me into it. A couple of stories are dedications – one to my great nephew, Leo, and the other story was dedicated to two little boys I see in Aruba while on vacation each year. I had previously dedicated a book to these two boys’ older brother, Jesse, in the book Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear.

Blurb:

This is book 2 of the Bedtime Stories for Children Series. There are six tales with an illustration for each. Children will read about two squirrels, a turkey, a frog, a tree, a leopard and mouse, and a cat. These animal tales will delight children and become their favorite bedtime stories.

Each story carries life lessons that will help children understand about the importance of friendship, helping others in need, family, and it’s okay to be different.

I plan to write a couple two or more books in this series over this year and next. My husband created the illustrations for each story and also the lovely cover which will carry through to the other books with the characters popping out of the open book.

If your children haven’t read book 1 yet, check it out below. I hope they will love these books and request them each bedtime or any time during the day too.

Blurb

MOM’S CHOICE AWARD WINNER – SILVER MEDAL!
 
This is a short story collection for children ages 5-8. They are perfect for bedtime or any time. They can be read by early readers or by a parent/guardian. They will provide a fun reading time for both the reader and the listener.

There are six stories with a colorful illustration of the characters of each story – one about an alien, a dragon, a fairy, a bear, a bear and a boy and a skunk. Each story will have life lessons for children to learn.

Get your children reading today! Grab your copies of this series and watch your children’s eyes light up as they read these stories or you read them together for a fun experience.

All my children’s books carry important life lessons as you can see below. I want children to realize early on how valuable friends, family and helping others is. If they learn these valuable lessons early and often, they may stick with them for a lifetime.

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

Louey the Lazy Elephant – Louey teaches children the importance of not being lazy and always listen to your mother.

Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon – Ricky teaches children to always listen to your mother.

Jerry the Crabby Crayfish – Jerry teaches children that it is okay to be different, be the best you can be and be happy with who you are.

Lamby the Lonely Lamb – Lamby teaches children to accept differences and to be kind to others.

Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear – Jesse teaches children that friends are important and mothers know best.

Broose the Moose on the Loose – Broose teaches children to be kind and accepting of others who are different than you are.

Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey – Sebastian teaches children how important it is to be kind to animals, that animals have feelings too like humans and deserve our respect.

Colby the Courageous Cat – Colby teaches children to love one another and take care of your siblings.

Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe – Jeffrey teaches children to be brave and help others in need.

Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab – Clarence Henry teaches children to work hard and do the best you can do and be happy with who you are.

Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier – Lucy teaches children to be kind to pets, how important a pet can be and how much this pet loves us unconditionally.

The First Star – teaches children that love of family is more important than all the riches in the world.

Drystan the Dragon Series Book 1: Drystan and Durward Save the Day – Drystan demonstrates to children that being kind and helping others is important and the right thing to do.

Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 2: Damara Helps Drystan Find His Roar – Drystan demonstrates the importance of friendship, being kind to others and helping others in need.

Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 3 – Delbert Finds Himself – Drystan teaches Delbert, a shy dragon, the importance of loving yourself as you are and that all colors are beautiful!

Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 4: Delfina Solves A Problem – Delfina helps Drago love himself and teaches him to be kind to others.

Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 5: Drago Does A Good Deed – Drago finds a rabbit in need of his help. He learns that it is better to be kind to others.

Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 6: Dragana Helps a Fairy – Dragana helps a fairy who is injured and in need. She doesn’t hesitate to help in any way she can and goes above and beyond to help this fairy. Being kind and helping others is what Dragana learns.

Make Believe: Bedtime Stories for Children Book 1: These six stories promote good behavior, encourage children to be kind to others, friends are important, differences should be accepted and that we are all unique and special.

Make Believe is Fun: Bedtime Stories for Children Book 2: These six stories help children to realize the importance of friendship, family, helping others in need and that it’s okay to be different.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post and for your continued support of my blog and books. Please feel free to come back any time for more updates on books, reviews and whatever else pops into my overcrowded head.

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

READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

Jemsbooks.com

Jemsbooks.blog

Jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net

AMAZON.COM AUTHOR PAGE (All books)

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AMAZON.CO.UK

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New Children’s book as ebook now available on Amazon! Coming soon to paperback!

I am excited to announce that my newest book, Make Believe is Fun: Bedtime Stories for Children Book 2 is now available as an ebook on Amazon. This is a collection of six stories for PS-Grade. Early Readers will love this new collection. Watch for paperback coming soon! The lovely cover is by John Spina, my husband. I love it!\

It was lots of fun to create book 2 in this bedtime stories collection for children. I remember as a child always making believe that I was something different each day. I hope children will have fun imagining that they are one animal or another as they read these stories.

Blurb

This is book 2 of the Bedtime Stories for Children Series. There are six tales with an illustration for each. Children will read about two squirrels, a turkey, a frog, a tree, a leopard and mouse, and a cat. These animal tales will delight children and become their favorite bedtime stories.

Each story carries life lessons that will help children understand about the importance of friendship, helping others in need, family, and it’s okay to be different

If you have not read book 1 check it out today! See what other readers are saying about this collection.

Blurb:

MOM’S CHOICE AWARD WINNER – SILVER MEDAL!
 
This is a short story collection for children ages 5-8. They are perfect for bedtime or any time. They can be read by early readers or by a parent/guardian. They will provide a fun reading time for both the reader and the listener.

There are six stories with a colorful illustration of the characters of each story – one about an alien, a dragon, a fairy, a bear, a bear and a boy and a skunk. Each story will have life lessons for children to learn.

As a mother and grandmother and step-great grandmother I know the importance of good values and essential life lessons for children in books. Children are like sponges; they absorb everything they see and read. That is the main reason why children’s books should contain good clean values and important life lessons for them that will carry them through their lifetime.

Jemsbooks will never have anything that will frighten children. All my animal stories are about baby animals that are kind, caring and sensitive to others’ feelings. Many of my books are in rhyme that help children read and understand what they are reading more easily.

Did you know that reading is good for you? Reading is not only important for children but it’s also very important for adults. It not only increases your word vocabulary and stimulates your mind, but also gives you a feeling of wellbeing and promotes good health, dispels feelings of loneliness, improves your memory, promotes better patterns of sleep, and don’t forget – it brings families closer when they share and read books together.

Jemsbooks 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, heighten their creativity, lift their spirits, increase their vocabulary, open up a whole new world to them, enhance their health and welbeing 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!

Grab your copy today to add to your children’s bedtime stories’ collection. Your children will be happy you did and so will you when you see their happy, smiling faces. Happy Reading!

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post and for your continued support of my blog and books. Reviews are always welcome and appreciated wherever you purchase my books. Thank you!

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

READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

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Reading is Good for You, Parents! Yes, really!

WORD ART FOR NOVELS 18+

Did you know that reading is good for you? Reading is not only important for children but it’s also very important for adults. It not only increases your word vocabulary and stimulates your mind, but also gives you a feeling of wellbeing and promotes good health, dispels feelings of loneliness, improves your memory, promotes better patterns of sleep, and don’t forget – it brings families closer when they share and read books together.

You have heard me say this so many times. I truly believe it keeps me positive and in a good frame of mind to have a book to read every day. Goodreads is always sending me notes about another level I have crushed with my avid reading! I read 100 books in 2022 but only had a Reading Challenge posted as 75 with Goodreads. I more than made my quota, for sure!

This year my Reading Challenge for 2023 is 80 books. I hope to surpass that by several books. Please view books to help authors by spreading word about their books. Tell your family and friends too. We authors will appreciate your efforts and send love your way. Once you write your first post it becomes easily and fun to do more. You make a difference in an author’s life this way and bring a smile to their faces.

JEMSBOOKS NOVELS FOR 18+ are available on Amazon as paperbacks and ebooks (Kindle) and Barnes & Noble as paperbacks.

Jemsbooks has six novels and one short story collection to choose from below.

JEMSBOOKS NOVELS FOR 18+ are available on Amazon as paperbacks and ebooks (Kindle) and Barnes & Noble as paperbacks.

Watch for books coming in 2023 in the Branyrd the Angel Series and beyond.

You will find mystery, suspense, thrillers, clairvoyant, crime, serial killer, paranormal, romance, angels, and short stories. There is something for everyone. Happy Reading!

Let’s get reading in 2023! I hope you will check out my books above and any of the rest of my 40 books available online at above links. Books can take us to faraway places, help us to forget our troubles, make us laugh, cry and escape into a mystery, fantasy, romance, etc.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. Please come back again soon. I appreciate your support and any reviews you post of my books.

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

READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

Jemsbooks.com

Jemsbooks.blog

Jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net

AMAZON.COM AUTHOR PAGE (All books)

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AMAZON.CO.UK

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Winter is here in New England! Perfect time to cuddle up with a good book, cup of tea and a blanket!

Even though winter is not my favorite time of year, I do love to cuddle up with a good book, a cup of tea and one of my soft and warm blankets.

Here are some books for you to choose from, a cup of hot tea, and a warm blanket. Enjoy!

JEMSBOOKS NOVELS FOR 18+ are available on Amazon as paperbacks and ebooks (Kindle) and Barnes & Noble as paperbacks.

Above is the latest blanket I made. They are so soft and nice and warm that everyone in my family is asking for one. Maybe by next Christmas I will have made a bunch more for everyone. This year they all got a pillow similar to the one below.

Stay warm, my friends! Happy Reading!

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

READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

Jemsbooks.com

Jemsbooks.blog

Jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net

AMAZON.COM AUTHOR PAGE (All books)

AMAZON.COM JE SPINA NOVELS PAGE

AMAZON.CO.UK

BARNES & NOBLE

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