Author: Jacqueline Davies was born on July 25, 1962, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Dr. I. John Davies and Ann R. Davies. She has two older sisters, Leslie and Kim, and a younger brother, Tom. Ms. Davies lived in Cleveland; Portland, Oregon; Hingham, Massachusetts; La Jolla, California; and Wellesley, Massachusetts, as a child. In 1980, she graduated from Wellesley High School and then went on to attend Brown University, where she was graduated in 1984 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Creative Writing. After graduating from college, Ms. Davies lived in Greece and France for two years. Upon returning to the Boston area to live, she began a successful career writing corporate marketing pieces on a freelance basis. In 1992, she wrote her first children’s book, a picture book about a discontented blowfish; the book remains unsold to this day. Ms. Davies has eleven published children's books to her credit. The Lemonade War(Houghton Mifflin, 2007), which is the first book in the Lemonade War series, tells the story of a brother and sister who make a bet to see who can sell the most lemonade in five days. The second book in the series is The Lemonade Crime (Houghton Mifflin, 2011); the third book is The Bell Bandit; the fourth is The Candy Smash; and the fifth and final book in the series in The Magic Trap. Ms. Davies’s books have won numerous awards, including the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12, the John Burroughs List of Nature Books for Young Readers, The Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award, the New York Library’s Best Books List, the NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, the IRA/CBC Children’s Award Notable Book for Fiction, the Bank Street College of Education’s Best Children’s Books, and the CCBC Choices Award. Ms. Davies lives in Needham, Massachusetts. She enjoys reading, travel, swimming, going to the movies, and hanging out with her friends.