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. 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.
What I'm working on
What I'm reading
- All the Queen's Men, SJ Bennett
- A Career in Books, Kate Gavino
- New and Selected Poems, Volume One, Mary Oliver
(See my full reading list.)
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
Last month I mentioned I've been illustrating issues of Letters from Hill House recently. I've been tinkering with the medium, the level of detail, how casual or intentional it all feels. Was really pleased with the latest one. I'd forgotten how much I enjoy doodling with pencils. I'm giving some