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Janice Spina

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Janice Spina is an award-winning author with nine children's books, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Jerry the Crabby Crayfish (won Pinnacle Book Achievement Award), Lamby the Lonely Lamb (won the Silver Medal from MOM'S Choice Awards), and Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear, Broose the Moose on the Loose and Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey, and Colby the Courageous Cat. Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series (Book 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5) is a middle-grade/preteen series. Book 1, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and an Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Awards. Book 2, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Aw ...more

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Janice Spina I don't write unless I feel inspired to do so. I don't think you can force yourself to write. You just have to feel it and want to do it.

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I don't write unless I feel inspired to do so. I don't think you can force yourself to write. You just have to feel it and want to do it.

I am an avid reader, copy editor, and book reviewer in between writing. All this keeps me busy and inspired. I support my fellow authors in every way I can and they in turn support me for which I am truly grateful. We can not do it alone. All this inspires me to write.(less)
Janice Spina I always loved to write poetry and stories in rhyme. When my children were young I read books to them and one day I made up a story for them. They…moreI always loved to write poetry and stories in rhyme. When my children were young I read books to them and one day I made up a story for them. They liked it so much that I wrote more stories, some of these have not been published yet.(less)
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Janice Spina Thank you, likewise for me. I look forward to sharing a lot of good books and warm friendship.

Best Wishes,
Janice


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Hello Janice,
It's such a pleasure having you for a friend. Thank you and best wishes to you!
Warmest regards,
CJ


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