of the reasons
Hegland loves to write is that writing requires her to engage
her heart, her mind, and her senses with equal intensity.
Whether she is exploring human gestation, speculating on the
future of western civilization, examining the rigors and rewards
of motherhood, or trailing along after a prankster as he creates
a set of sasquatch tracks, Hegland’s work is always
evidence of her love of language, her passion for stories,
and her abiding interest in the Earth, the arts, and human
seek out Jean Hegland’s work for any number of reasons.
Many readers appreciate the way her books invite them feel
and think very deeply, even as her plots and characters keep
them turning the page. Some readers say they can’t put
Jean’s books down until they’ve finished them
(and even complain about the lost sleep and postponed work
her books have cost them!), while other readers say they like
to read Jean’s books slowly, savoring every image, insight,
and perfectly chosen word.
you are looking for an engaging story or a thought-provoking
examination of some aspect of the human condition, the chances
are excellent that Jean Hegland’s work will resonate
with you, too.