In addition to being a social worker and a mother of three, Betty Jane Hegerat also teaches courses at the Alexandra Writers’ Centre in Calgary and is an avid rose-gardener. Her work has been featured in several literary publications, such as the NeWest Review, the Toronto Star, and Alberta Views, and has won numerous writing competitions. Hegerat currently lives in Calgary and is working towards an MFA in Creative Writing through the University of British Columbia.
“Three deceptively simple strands—a mother, a foster mother and a runaway boy—are woven together against a slightly surreal backdrop of the Calgary Zoo at night, when tigers and dinosaurs roam free. . . . Betty Jane Hegerat has written a small gem of a novel.”
— Dave Margoshes, author of I'm Frankie Sterne
and Drowning Man