Jukes to sign books at event on Friday | TheUnion.com

Jukes to sign books at event on Friday

Casey Jo Jukes will sign copies of her books 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at Open Book in Grass Valley.

Casey Jo Jukes, author of two suspense novels, “Animas Within,” and “Forsaking the Fifth,” will sign copies of her books from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday in Grass Valley.

The free event will be at The Open Book — Tomes Bookstore, 671 Maltman Drive.

Jukes lives in Crescent Valley, Nevada with her husband and has two grown children. For many years, she lived in Northern California, the backdrop and setting of her novels.

Her professional history as a social worker and counselor in various programs provides a contextual framework within the course of her writing.

Jukes said she hopes to increase awareness and insight into various social issues, such as child welfare.

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