Jorey Hurley

Jorey Hurley studied art history at Princeton, received her law degree at Stanford, and studied design at FIT. She worked as a textile designer for Hable Construction in New York City and is now based in San Francisco, where she lives with her husband and their two small children. Nest, her debut, was called “stunning” in a starred review from School Library Journal. Fetch, her second book, was called a “delight” by Publishers Weekly in a starred review. Visit her at

Books by this Author



'Fetch" Trailer

Experience the simple joy of a dog’s day at the beach in this vibrant picture book from the acclaimed author-illustrator of Nest, which the New York Times Book Review said was “certain to please aesthetically minded children and adults” and that S...

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working --- Pablo Picasso

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. my kids.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. A bird, temporarily, then back to myself.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Beatrix Potter

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. David Attenborough

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