Windfalls, by Jean Hegland

“A powerful, extremely moving tale about motherhood, the choices we make, and the impact we can have on one another. Highly recommended.”

— Robin Nesbin,
Library Journal

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Still Time, by Jean Hegland

“A moving, beautiful story about what persists and what doesn’t, about what can be repaired and what can’t. This is a tale focused and personal, but also large and philosophical.”

—Karen Joy Fowler, author of
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

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The Life Within, by Jean Hegland

“Hegland takes the reader upon the month-by-month journey traveled by every mother-to-be … [her] rich prose style makes it all a joy to read.”

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Into the Forest, by Jean Hegland

“By rights this tale of the complete collapse of society and technology should be a depressing story, but the author has turned it onto a triumph.”

—Barbara Howe,
Dorset Evening Echo

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Welcome

Jean Hegland

Welcome to the official website for Jean Hegland, author of Into the Forest, WindfallsThe Life Within, and Still Time.

Into the Forest, the story of two sisters struggling to survive after the collapse of technological society, has been adapted to the big screen. Directed by Patricia Rozema, the film stars Ellen Page (who also serves as co-producer) and Evan Rachel Wood. It premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September, 2015, and is scheduled to be released in the US in 2016.

Her latest book, Still Time, was released in September, 2015 to enthusiastic early acclaim.

Jean enjoys presenting at writers conferences and workshops; check the events page or look below for information on upcoming events.

A native of Washington state, Jean lives in northern California on 55 acres of second-growth forest.  She has taught creative and literature for many years, both in California and abroad.


Upcoming Events

September 2016

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Bringing Fiction to Life

This class will use brief lectures, lively discussions, and in-class writing exercises to explore important elements of fiction such as character, plot, and point of view. Participants can expect to discover inspiration for new stories and/or to continue to develop the stories they are currently working on.

Santa Rosa Junior College Community Education

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282016

A Course in Story Writing

Open to adults age 50 and better.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Sonoma State University

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October 2016

Fri
Oct
072016

"Still Time" Book Launch

Occidental Center for the Arts

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Oct
082016

Fiction about Women in Science

A conversation with Susan M. Gaines from the University of Breman's Fiction Meets Science Program (www.fictionmeetsscience.org) about this fascinating new trend in fiction

The Sitting Room: A Community Library

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