Hi, I'm Jason.
I've written a few books, such as Awake in the World and Eleanor. I also write a newsletter, Letters from Hill House, about life and work. I live with my family on a hill in Scappoose, Oregon, where I work as head of design for an AI startup by day and write fiction by night. Now and then I design book covers, too. I'm a compulsive doodler, a semi-competent drummer, a pencil collector, a former picky eater turned food adventurer, and a fan of nice long walks. More about me.
- For the first time in years, I'm opening my books for new book cover design projects! Check out my portfolio, browse premade book covers for sale, or request an estimate for your project.
- The Edge of Sleep, an adaptation of the hit horror podcast, is now available from St. Martin's Press!
What I'm working on
What I'm reading
- Charm City Rocks, Matthew Norman
- New and Selected Poems, Volume One, Mary Oliver
(See my full reading list.)
It's been years since I last opened my books to cover design projects, but things change. (What's changed: I miss it. Simple as that.) If you're an author or you know one, or an editor or art director, I'm available for a small number of projects. To shake off the
Sometimes you don't plan a thing for your weekend, and the weekend just rises up to meet you, and everything is just...wonderful. My weekend was like that. No big, spectacular plans. Just a succession of small, pleasant moments. Any one of them would have been the highlight of the
A couple of weeks ago I had oral surgery. I was pretty concerned about this event; there was some risk my sinus might explode during the surgery. It didn't! But there was a bone graft involved, and some mention of the boundary between my mouth and sinus being paper-thin, so