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Hey there!

My name is Jake Marcionette, nice to meet you!

I'm the youngest New York Times Best Selling author, writing my first book when I was twelve.  After pursuing my education, I'm back on the writing scene with more life experience to pull from.

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Just Jake #1

Meet sixth-grader Jake Mathews, whose life is turned upside down when his family moves from Florida to Maryland, where Jake must adapt to a new school. 

Just Jake #2 Dog Eat Dog

Jake's beloved teacher, Mrs. Pilsner, has a baby and the students in Jake's homeroom are handed off to the super-scary substitute, Ms. Cane.  Rather than teach through traditional methods, Ms. Cane decides to have these go-getters help her with a fledgling pet-grooming company.

Just Jake #3
Camp Wild Survival

With summer break finally here, Jake Ali Mathews is looking forward to some relaxing kid time. But his dad has different ideas of what Jake's summer should look like. And soon enough, Jake, his dad, and his diabolical sister, Alexis, are on their way to Camp Wild Survial, hosted by celebrity wildnerness survivalist, Thunder Banks.



What They’re Saying

Kirkus Reviews
Gordon Korman

"Marcionette, a sixth grader himself, creates a humorous character who takes readers on an enjoyable journey…Fans of Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Rachel Renée Russell’s Dork Diaries will enjoy this title."

School and Library Journal

"Just Jake is going to make a lot of readers happy; it's already made this reader very happy."

"Aimed directly at fans of series like Diary of a Wimpy Kid…Jake’s first-person narrative looks and feels like a sixth-grader’s real-time memoir, complete with water stains, doodles and examples of Jake’s signature Kid Cards…An eye-catching read."

Author Visits

Jake loves talking with kids and classrooms about the importance of writing, reading, and finding your passion at a young age.

Zoom Call

30 Minute Zoom class visit

School Visit

1 Hour + In-person presentation, book signing

Writing Workshops

Live writing workshop lead by Jake

Get in Touch

Author visit requests or general inquires can  fill out form.

Literary Inquiries can be sent to

Mark Gottlieb.

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