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, published February 2019 by Roaring Brook Press; my previous novel, Eleanor, was published by Crown in 2016 and has since been translated into German, Portuguese, and Turkish. I’m currently working on a new project.

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!