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About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with eight children's books for PS-Gr 4, four 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 Missin g 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. 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 toward publishing one children's book and middle-grade/preteen book 5 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. A mystery series for girls 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.

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update – Janice Spina, Pamela S. Wight and Judith Barrow.

Originally posted on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life:
Janice Spina is celebrating as her book Jerry the Crabby Crayfish has won a prestigious Pinnacle Book Achievement Award. It won in the Best Books in Children’s Interest and…

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Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Jerry the Crabby Crayfish!

Jerry the  Crabby Crayfish just won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award! I am so excited that my most popular book has received this presigious award! Best Books in the Category of CHILDREN’S INTEREST Jerry The Crabby Crayfish Janice Spina http://jemsbooks.com Here … Continue reading

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Gorgeous Flowers to Share!

When I saw these breaktakingly beautiful flowers I just had to share. Thank you to my friend, Steve, for sending them my way. Words can’t do justice to them. Do you think God will ever run out of ideas? Enjoy … Continue reading

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Spring has finally sprung!!

An azalea beginning to bloom HAPPY SPRING!! Well, it looks as if spring has finally sprung in New Hampshire, USA! We have had a lot of rainy and cloudy days and it was time for a warmer sunnier day today. … Continue reading

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How To Add A Flipboard Sharing Button To Your #WordPress Blog

Originally posted on Hugh's Views & News:
Flipboard is social media platform I discovered last year. Unfortunately, I never really gave it much attention, but a recent upsurge in traffic to my blog from it has convinced me to…

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Summer Reading for Kids of All Ages!

Pre-School – Grade 3  – Written in rhyme with life lessons – stories encourage children to behave, to respect others differences, to listen to your mother, show kindness to others, it’s okay to be different, love one another, be kind … Continue reading

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Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Book 5 Coming!

New Cover Reveal will be soon! I am excited to share that my new book – Book 5 of the Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost will be coming out next month. Blurb: … Continue reading

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13 Weeks: 13 Quick Blogging Tips: Week 4: How to Schedule A Blog Post On WordPress

Originally posted on Hugh's Views & News:
Sometimes, I find myself waiting for ages for a bus, then three come along all at the same time! Sometimes, I find myself waiting for ages for a new blog post from…

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Meet Author, Janice Spina…

Originally posted on Life As I Know It:
Hello, bloggers! I have another wonderful guest for you today… Author, Janice Spina! I am so excited to be hosting this fabulous lady and sharing her story with you! I have no…

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Interview of Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina on Deanie Dunne’s Blogspot!

Hi everyone! I am honored to be on award-winning author, Deanie Dunne’s, lovely blog. Please go check it out. Maybe you will learn something new about me. http://dhdunne.blogspot.com Thank you, Deanie, for your kind support of my new book, An … Continue reading

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