Mavis Jukes is the award-winning author of several books for children and teenagers, including the Newbery Honor BookLike Jake and Me. Her other titles includeNo One is Going to Nashville,Blackberries in the Dark,Getting Even,Wild Iris Bloom, andI'll See You in My Dreams. Mavis taught school for several years -- and was a lawyer -- before becoming a children's book writer. She volunteers as an attorney in the area of juvenile defense and is presently a language arts specialist in a public elementary school. She lives with her husband, the artist Robert Hudson, and their teenage daughters in Sonoma County, California.Jukes, Mavis is the author of 'Like Jake And Me ', published 2005 under ISBN 9780440421221 and ISBN 0440421225.