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About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with eleven children's books for PS-Gr 4, five middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and three 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, Broose the Moose on the loose, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, 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 and a YA fantasy series will be coming in 2019 along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog https://jemsbooks.wordpress.com for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.

Hunting Mariah Review on Sally Cronin’s Fabulous Cafe and Bookstore!

I am honored to be among these talented authors on Sally Cronin’s fabulous Cafe & Bookstore! Drop on over and check out all the lovely authors and their books! Thanks, Sally, for including me and my books. Hugs xx via … Continue reading

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New Review of Hunting Mariah!

Old and New covers of Hunting Mariah NEW REVIEW OF HUNTING MARIAH! Here is a lovely new review of Hunting Mariah that I stumbled upon on Amazon.co.uk. Thank you, Annika, for taking the time to write this! 4.0 out of … Continue reading

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Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner!

PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER! I am thrilled to announce that my children’s book, Colby the Courageous Cat won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in the Category of Children’s Interest! I am extremely excited that my book won this award! THANK … Continue reading

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Flowers are everywhere!

FLOWERS ARE EVERYWHERE! I love all kinds of flowers and revel in their beauty! Each time I go out for a walk I frantically snap every flower I happen to see. This drives my poor husband crazy. Sigh! Below are … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! This year we celebrated Mother’s Day the week before the actually day. My lovely daughter-in-law always has my daughter and her family and John and I over to her house for a delicious repast. This year she … Continue reading

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Hummingbirds are now here!!

HUMMINGBIRDS ARE NOW HERE! This is the second post I have written about these lovely little critters. Here is the previous one. The bird feeders are out! Now to catch them in action! You have to be quick to see … Continue reading

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Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood!

Now that spring is finally here every day is a beautiful day to me in the the neighborhood! My husband and I try to walk every day 2-3 miles, sometimes more, around the neighborhood. On this particular trip I took … Continue reading

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Wonderful Resources for Authors and Writers Everywhere!

This is an invaluable list of Writer’s Resources from Chris Graham’ s, Thestoryreadingape’s blog. Check it out today. Thank you, Chris and Sally, for sharing! via WRITERS RESOURCES UPDATED – Please Bookmark, Browse and Share with your Author, Writer, Blogger … Continue reading

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Amazon Review Privilege by Blogger May Dawney!

Reviews are at a premium now. Read this informative post about reviewing on Amazon. Are you doing your share? via Amazon Review Privilege by Guest Blogger, May Dawney

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Writing Can Be Fun for Kids!

WRITING CAN BE FUN FOR KIDS! I hear many times from my grandkids that writing is not fun. When I worked in a school system in Massachusetts the kids would groan when we asked them to write a story about … Continue reading

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