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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 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. 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, middle-grade/preteen book 5 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. A mystery series for girls and a YA fantasy series will be coming next year. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews.

Spring – Where are you?

Happy spring wherever you are! View of the pond in my back yard – snow is still evident which makes a person question – where is spring? It is officially spring here in New Hampshire but our snow has not … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Michael J. Sahno – Blog Tour of New Book!

Please welcome professional writer/author/publisher, Michael J. Sahno, to Jemsbooks Blog as part of his blog tour to announce his new book. Nice to meet you, Michael. Thank you for coming and sharing your expertise on marketing with my readers and … Continue reading

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

An Irish Blessing (A Blessing from St. Patrick) May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, May the rains fall soft upon your fields, And, … Continue reading

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Goodreads Giveaway of Book 3 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series – The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant!

Goodreads Giveaway of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant. This book won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award. It is part of the series with twins Davey & Derek Donato, self-proclaimed junior detectives. Middle-grade, … Continue reading

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I need your help!!!

Originally posted on Life As I Know It:
Hello, bloggers! As many of you know, I am very passionate about Relay For Life and the fight against cancer. Cancer has affected my family multiple times. Not only have I lost loved…

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore Update – Ailsa Abraham, J. E. Spina and Lauren Linwood

Originally posted on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life:
Welcome to Friday’s update for three of the authors in the bookstore. And first is the lovely Ailsa Abraham with her latest release, Attention to Death, hot off the…

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Time for some Laffs – Getting older has its moments.

Originally posted on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life:
My thanks to Mrs T.  the stage name of author Tina Frisco who feeds me funnies from time to time to share on the blog. Details of how you…

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Short Story Collection – An Angel Among Us is Now Here – Cover Reveal!

Cover by John A. Spina IT’S HERE!!!! ALL LINKS NOW AVAILABLE!!! I am excited to announce that my short story collection, An Angel Among Us, is now available on Create Space and Amazon, and Kindle, Barnes & Noble and other online stores.   … Continue reading

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Welcome John W. Howell with My GRL #Action #Suspense #RRBC Author

Originally posted on From the Pen of Mae Clair:
Today, I’m delighted to participate in the relaunch of My GRL, a pulse-pounding adventure novel by John W. Howell, and the first book in his John J. Cannon series. I’ve read…

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore Author Update – John Howell, Janice Spina and M.C.V. Egan

Originally posted on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life:
Welcome to the Cafe and Bookstore Update and today I am going to review another book that I received at Christmas as a gift.. the second book by John…

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