Betty Jane Hegerat is the author of two novels, a collection of short stories, and a book of creative non-fiction. She writes from a longstanding fascination with relationships and families and the secrets and lies that bind ordinary lives together.
Delivery was shortlisted for the George Bugnet Prize for Fiction in the 2010 Alberta Literary Awards. The Boy was shortlisted for the 2012 City of Calgary Book Prize, the Wilfrid Eggleston Prize for non-fiction in the 2012 Alberta Awards, and the High Plains Book Awards in Billings, Montana.
Betty Jane has taught creative writing classes and workshops in numerous venues and has particularly enjoyed mentoring new writers.
Betty Jane Hegerat was the recipient of the Writers Guild of Alberta 2015 Golden Pen Award for Lifelong Achievement in Writing.