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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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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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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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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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New Review of Abby & Holly School Dance, Book 1 by Readers’ Favorite!

https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/abby-holly I was thrilled to receive a new review of my MG/PT/YA Series, Abby & Holly School Dance from Readers’ Favorite. Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers’ Favorite School Dance by Janice Spina is book one in the new series, … Continue reading

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