Who’s That Indie Author? Janice Spina


Author name:  Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Genre:  Children’s, Middle-grade, 18+, Mysteries, Thrillers, Paranormal

Books:  21 at present, including these four recently published: Mariah’s Revenge, Abby and Holly – School Dance, Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier and Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab.


Click here for a full listing of Janice Spina’s books.

Bio:  Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina is an award-winning author who has been writing since the age of nine in the form of poetry. She became an author at the age of 65 after she had retired from an administrative school secretarial position. She loves to create fun and adventurous stories for children of all ages and intriguing novels for 18+. Her goal is to encourage children of all ages to read and hopefully cultivate a love of reading in them that will carry throughout their lives. Her motto is Reading Gives You Wings to Fly!

Favorite thing about being a writer:  I love to share my stories with others and see the joy in children’s faces when they read them.

Biggest challenge as an indie author:  Learning how to promote myself and bare my soul in order to do it has been the biggest challenge to me as an indie author.

Favorite booksThe Secret by Rhonda Byrne, anything by Agatha Christie or Jeffrey Archer, so many other authors too. I read both indie and traditional authors.

Contact Information:
Blog: Jemsbooks.blog
Website: jemsbooks.com
Facebook: @janicespina7;  @jespina77;  @janice.spina.9
Twitter: @janicespina
Email:  jjspina@myfairpoint.net

Awards/special recognition:
Mom’s Choice Award: Lamby the Lonely Lamb
Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards: Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the Loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Books 1, 2, 3, 5, Reader’s Favorite Book Awards – Honorable Mention & Silver Medal : Davey & Derek Book 1, 3, Authorsdb Cover Contest: Davey & Derek Book 5, Authorsdb First Lines Contest – Finalist: Hunting Mariah

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30 thoughts on “Who’s That Indie Author? Janice Spina

  1. How lovely to see Janice featured here. I have read and reviewed a few of her lovely middle grade books.

  2. Reblogged this on Jemsbooks and commented:
    I was honored to be featured on Barbara Vitelli’s blog in an interview. Please check it out and peruse Barbara’s lovely blog while you are there. Thanks, Barbara! 🤗

    1. Ahh, yes, it is difficult to sell oneself. I have always been on the shy side and still have that shy little girl inside me at times. Sigh! Thank you for stopping by to read my interview. Good luck to both of us with marketing! 😆

      1. I’m clinking glasses with you – CHEERS! And good luck. Actually, a neighbor group asked me to come talk to them tonight about my children’s book. 17 attending! Gulp. But of course once I start talking about writing, I can’t shut up. 🙂

    1. Thank you, explorenewness! I figured if I didn’t start then I would never get to complete what I want to do in the time that is allotted to me. Sigh! Still moving forward and will never stop until my clock runs out!

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