Janice Spina is an award-winning author with eleven children's books, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Lamby the Lonely Lamb, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear, Broose the Moose on the Loose, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey, and Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab, and five YA/MG/P/T books, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Books 1-5, copy editor and writer of novels and poetry.
Hunting Mariah is her first novel to be published under J.E. Spina. She published her second novel, a paranormal/mystery/romance, How Far Is Heaven, June 2016. Book 3 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives was published in August 2016 and Book 4 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series in December on 2016. An Angel Among Us, a short story collection, was published in March 2017 and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, a children's book, in May 2017. Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab was published in 2018 and Mariah's Revenge and Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier in 2018.
Janice has received a Silver Medal from MOM'S Choice Awards for Lamby the Lonely Lamb and the Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards for Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Book 1, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, and Book 2, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, and Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, and an Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite for Book 1, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish received a Pinnacle Book Achievement in April of 2017 and Broose the Moose on the Loose won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in August of 2017. Book 3, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, won a Silver Medal from Reader's Favorite Awards in September of 2017. Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest and a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award.
She is editing a YA fantasy and writing a series for MG/PT/YA girls and plans to write more Davey & Derek Junior Detectives books. All of these books, hopefully over the next few years, will be published.
Janice’s short stories have been published in other’s anthologies and in The Writer’s Newsletter, https://thewritersnewsletter.com/fiction-non-fiction-
Book trailers: https://youtu.be/pLCjyc9Q9tQ (How Far Is Heaven)
https://youtu.be/pLCjyc9Q9tQ (Hunting Mariah) (Both created by Chris Graham)
Her logo is Jemsbooks - books for all ages! Her motto is - Reading Gives You Wings to Fly! Come soar with Jemsbooks! Happy reading!
Janice's hobbies besides writing are crocheting, exercising to keep in shape, going to the movies with her husband or out to lunch or dinner, reading, book reviewing, blogging and spending time with her five grandchildren who are her writing inspiration.
Janice loves to hears from readers and appreciates and happily welcomes reviews.
Janice can be followed on her blog: http://jemsbooks.wordpress.com
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