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.

All the feels

Feels nice when your hometown bookstore puts you in the midst of a wonderful display like this one, among some of my heroes — Kazuo Ishiguro, Audrey Niffenegger — and luminous authors, like Ken Liu or Carmen Maria Machado.

Perhaps the best part, though, is the shelf talker beneath Eleanor with a glum face and the word SAD in large, rain-colored marker. SAD. This utterly made my day today.

They've done a whole fabulous post about this wall on Tumblr, with photos of all the books, and links to buy them. Go buy all of them

Awake in the World

A year of reading