Category Archives: YA and novels

Reading Gives You Wings to Fly and My Birthday!

Today is supposed to rain all day! I plan to make my own sunshine on this day, July 7th! It’s my birthday!! Please help me celebrate by having a piece of my apple pie! I prefer pie to cake any … Continue reading

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Goodreads Giveaway Ended for Colby the Courageous Cat!

My Goodreads Giveaway for Colby the Courageous Cat ended June 30, 2017! Congratulations to the three winners from USA! I will be sending the signed books out on Tuesday, July 5, 2017. Stay tuned for another Goodreads Giveaway in the fall from … 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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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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Some Wise Advice in These Funnies!

My friend Steve sent these funnies to me today. They gave me a few good laughs and wanted to share them with you to spread the chuckles. Hope you enjoyed these ditties. Thank you for stopping by! Remember: Reading Gives … Continue reading

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Does Reading Make You Healthier and Happier?

BOOKS AND MORE BOOKS I recently read the column of Drs. Oz & Roizen, titled Reading makes you healthier and happier. Here is partially what Drs. Oz & Roizen had to say. …But neuromarketing researchers from the University of Sussex’s … Continue reading

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Goals for 2017!

In 2016 I had set high goals for myself in writing, publishing and reviewing. I didn’t quite meet my goals but am pleased with what I accomplished. Writing and Publishing My goal for 2016 was to write and publish five … Continue reading

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What Defines You as an Author?

What Defines You as an Author? There are many things that define an author. Voice – Each author has his/her own voice. Certain distinctive patterns in one’s writing can identify them, making them stand out from the rest. Some authors … Continue reading

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New Novel Coming Soon!

Things have been hectic lately in my life and I am currently working on two new books in between other things going on. I had hoped to publish my new novel, a paranormal/mystery/romance, How Far Is Heaven, under J.E. Spina, back … Continue reading

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Beta Readers Wanted for New Novels!

I am currently looking for beta readers for four novels, a paranormal/mystery and a romantic mystery and two middle-grade detective novels. Please only 18+ need apply. Anyone interested please contact me by email jjspina@myfairpoint.net as soon as possible. Please put … Continue reading

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