Category Archives: Young adult

Goodreads Giveaway coming in November!

Hi everyone! I am happy to announce that I willl be doing another Goodreads Giveaway this year. This giveaway will begin NOVEMBER 20, 2017 and end DECEMBER 20, 2017 just before Christmas. If you win, it will make a fabulous … Continue reading

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Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Book 5, is a Semi-Finalist in Authorsdb Cover Contest!

Just found out that my book is a Semi-Finalist in the Authorsdb Cover Contest! Here is the link below. Please vote for my book! This is the first cover contest I have ever entered! I am so excited for my … 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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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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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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Reading is Good for You!

Jemsbooks.com  Books for all ages! When we read a book it is like traveling around the world, or to outer space, or to a land that only exists in a writer’s mind, or into the mind of a killer, or … Continue reading

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore Update – Sue Coletta, J.E Spina and C.S. Boyack

Thank you, Sally Cronin, for featuring my new edition of my first novel, Hunting Mariah, on your fabulous blog! I appreciate your support! Hugs xx Check out Sally’s wonderful blog and all the talented authors and their books! I am … Continue reading

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Reader’s Favorite Award Winner!

I am excited to announce that Book 3 of my Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, just won a Silver Medal in Reader’s Favorite Book Awards in Children’s Mystery! I feel blessed to receive this … Continue reading

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Davey & Derek Book 5 is Now Here!

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 5, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost is now here! It’s available on Createspace, Amazon, Kindle, and soon to Barnes & Noble. This is the one your children have been waiting for – … Continue reading

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