Betty Jane writes from a longstanding fascination with relationships and families and the secrets and lies that bind ordinary lives together. She is the author of two novels and a collection of short stories. A book of creative non-fiction, The Boy, which is told around a mass murder in Alberta in 1959, was published by Oolichan Books in spring 2011. A social worker by profession, Betty Jane now teaches creative writing for Continuing Education at the University of Calgary and for the Alexandra Writers Centre and other venues. She was the 2009 Writer in Residence at the Memorial Park Library.
Take a listen to Betty Jane read from her new novel The Boy from The Word On The Street CKXU Radio show. The program will be running all summer long until the Festival debuts on September 25th! So keep your dials tuned to 88.3 FM or online from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday nights for more interviews with local celebrities and authors, music and festival updates.