Category Archives: middle-grade books

Year 2017 in Review! Happy New Year to all in 2018!

This is my second Newsletter for 2017. This is my 2017 year in review.   This newsletter is my way of keeping you in the loop of new books and happenings with Jemsbooks. There have been some new additions and … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas!

Back in 2014 I was lucky to win the Twelve Days of Christmas beautiful drawn by talented and lovely soprano, Charlotte Hoather from a contest on her blog. I also won at that time three CDs of Charlotte’s amazing voice. … Continue reading

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First Snowfall – Feels like Christmas!

We had our first snowfall for the year. It began around 12:30 pm on Saturday and continued lightly throughout the night. The accumulation wasn’t significant – only about 5-6 inches but everything is covered in white and glistening. It’s so … Continue reading

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More Views of Aruba!

In case you are just tuning in – we are in Aruba for three weeks. I can’t get enough of this beautiful place. We have been coming for nineteen years together but I first visited Aruba in 1986. It has … Continue reading

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Jemsbooks for all occasions!

I recently finished a book signing which was a success! (sighs with relief) Thanks to my husband, John, for lifting, carrying and moving boxes from the car to the hall and back again. They may have been a little lighter … Continue reading

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Jemsbooks – Book Signing on Saturday, October 21, 2017!

Book signing coming! Hurry over and check out all 17 Jemsbooks! Please stop by St. Lucy Church Sodality Craft Fair on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9-3 pm. I will be there signing 17 different Jemsbooks for purchase. There will … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween and Vacation in Aruba!

This is a busy time of the year for me. This month has been especially busy. We have a family wedding this weekend, a book signing next weekend, a family member is moving any day now, and a trip to … Continue reading

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Meet Authors/Illustrators Dave Ross & Tom Lemery!

Tom Lemery (left) and Dave Ross I am pleased to have on Jemsbooks Guest Author Segment, Authors/Illustrators, Dave Ross and Tom Lemery. It is wonderful to have you both here today to tell my readers about your exciting new book, T’Bugs, and … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be an Indie Author?

I have been an Indie Author since 2013 and often asked myself this question. What does it mean to be an indie author? There are many things that come to mind. Some of them are positive while others are negative. 1. … Continue reading

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New Review of Book 3, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Brown Scraggly Dog, from Reader’s Favorite!

I was thrilled to receive a 5-star review from a Reader’s Favorite reviewer today for Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Brown Scraggly Dog.  Thank you, Emily-Jane Hills Orford, of Reader’s Favorite! Here it is! … Continue reading

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