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.

Awake in the World is almost here

Awake in the World arrives in bookstores everywhere in just a couple of days! The official publication date is Tuesday, February 12.

To celebrate, I’ll be talking about the book:

Wednesday, February 13 @ 7:00pm
Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing

Portland’s currently trying to decide if it’s in the midst of a winter apocalypse or just an average snowfall. If you’re in the area, and the weather isn’t ridiculous, I hope you’ll come say hello!

If you aren’t, there are still a few days left to pre-order a signed copy from Powell’s. You can also pre-order the book from your favorite bookstore.

Additionally, there are a few days left in a Goodreads giveaway. Enter for your chance to win one of ten free copies of Awake in the World!

Awake in the U.K.

I’m also very pleased to share the cover of Awake in the World’s UK edition, due in April 2019 from Usborne Publishing. (Cover design by Hannah Cobley.) This edition can currently be pre-ordered from Amazon UK or Waterstones.


Publication day

Right time, right place, etc.