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Jason Gurley

By day, I'm a user experience designer; by evenings/weekends, I write novels from my home in Scappoose, Ore. My newest is Awake in the World, due February 2019 from Roaring Brook Press; my most recent, Eleanor, was published by Crown in 2016 and has since been translated into German, Portuguese, and Turkish.

Five days!

For locals who just can't wait until Tuesday—come on, there are a few of you, right?—here's a shot of the book, in the wild, already on the shelves at Powell's City of Books on Burnside, in downtown Portland, where I'm reading next Thursday!

I confess, I didn't expect to see it out there already, but I had to check. Almost didn't believe it when I spotted it on the 'upcoming events' shelves in the green room and in the orange room. What could be more fantastic than debuting this book at this bookstore I love so much? I just wanted to hug every Powell's employee I saw, but I'm sure it would have confused them mightily. 

Hanging with Ursula

One week!