Jason's young adult novel, The Blue Signal, was awarded first runner-up in the Young Adult Fiction category at the 2013 Southern California SCBWI Writer's Day Conference.
Here’s what that contest judge had to say about the book: “If it hadn't snowed that day, everything might have been different. A beautiful, wild teenage girl who burned too bright might still be alive. This is a quiet story, the beginning of a thoughtful exploration of how tragedy can impact a community, and how young people, at an age when they feel immortal, are forced to confront the reality of loss. THE BLUE SIGNAL's experimental narration style, vivid descriptions, and poignant observations kept me riveted.”