Monthly Archives: April 2016

What Defines You as an Author?

What Defines You as an Author? There are many things that define an author. Voice – Each author has his/her own voice. Certain distinctive patterns in one’s writing can identify them, making them stand out from the rest. Some authors … Continue reading

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10 Things Indie Authors Do Wrong & 7 They Nail

Originally posted on My Etch-A-Sketch Life:
Great blog and Infographic that I wanted to share from Derek Murphy.  I think this is a great summary on what to do as well.  Take a peek below and check out the full…

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Laughter the best medicine – As young as you feel! – Yeah.. Right!

Originally posted on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life:
Three old ladies are sitting around a table playing and boasting about their sons. ‘My Jack,’ said Lily, is such a wonderful boy, each week he visits me for…

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New Novel Coming Soon!

Things have been hectic lately in my life and I am currently working on two new books in between other things going on. I had hoped to publish my new novel, a paranormal/mystery/romance, How Far Is Heaven, under J.E. Spina, back … Continue reading

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Shrek, The Musical by Londonderry High School!

Shrek The Musical with my grandson, Daniel, as Shrek The talented students of Londonderry High School, Londonderry, New Hampshire, USA, recently put on this fantastic play at the Derry Opera House in Derry, New Hampshire. These students showed how incredibly … Continue reading

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Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner!

NABE Winter 2016 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER Best Books in the Category of YOUNG ADULT Davey & Derek Junior Detectives: The Case of The Missing Cell Phone Janice Spina http://jemsbooks.com I am so excited to receive this award for … Continue reading

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Laughter the best medicine – Stress Buster Special.

Originally posted on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life:
Since this week I have been focusing on strategies to decrease stress in your lives; I thought I would delve into the laughter files and resurrect some therapy for…

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In Top 1% of Book Reviewers on Goodreads!

I recently received his letter from Goodreads. I am in the top 1% of reviewers there. Guess I read and review a lot of books! I would much rather have been in the top 1% of authors! LOL! I just … Continue reading

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Resources for Authors …

Originally posted on Books: Publishing, Reading, Writing:
I’ve gathered together the Best of the Best! Here’s a list of bloggers – friends of this site, every one! – who offer services to authors, mainly in the area of promotion (guest…

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It’s Time For All Bloggers To Unite – A Bloggers Bash Announcement

Originally posted on Hugh's Views & News:
Do you blog? Do you write? Do you read blog posts? Have you ever been to a bowling alley in Southend with somebody named Ken? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?…

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