20 Questions with Janice Spina

Thank you, Don Massenzio, for having me on your fabulous blog! I had a great time. Blessings to you! 😘

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Today we sit down with prolific author and blogger Janice Spina. She took time out to share a bit about her work, her inspiration and herself.

Please enjoy this installment of 20 Questions:


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Q1) When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I have been writing since I was nine years old with poetry and greeting cards. At that time, it was just fun to do and not something I thought seriously about until I was in my twenties and started writing stories.

Q2) How long does it typically take you to write a book?

For children’s books I can write one in 30 minutes to an hour with edits.

For MG/PT books it takes about two to four weeks and more with edits.

For novels it could be three to six months and more with edits.

Q3) What is your work schedule like when you’re…

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About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with nine children's books for PS-Gr 4, five middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and two novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award. All her books are available on Amazon.com, Create Space, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on a mystery series for girls, a sequel to her first novel, Hunting Mariah, and a YA fantasy series will be coming in 2018 along with more children's books. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews.
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3 Responses to 20 Questions with Janice Spina

  1. It was my pleasure. Thanks for participating.

  2. macjam47 says:

    I commented over on Don’s blog. It was a fabulous interview and so much fun to get to know a bit more about you.

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