Dorothy Bentley was born in Southern Ontario and has made Alberta her home for many years. She has taught creative writing, written a newspaper column, and now works for the Writer’s Guild of Alberta. A nature enthusiast, she enjoys outdoor activities and is an advocate of tree planting. Surviving the trauma of a devastating wildfire herself inspired her to research and write about the topic. She is also the author of a picture book for young readers, Summer North Coming, Winter North Coming. She lives near Okotoks, Alberta.
Jack loves mountain biking, and when his dad forbids him to ride in the forest surrounding Lytton because of the risk of wildfire, the reality of BC's heat dome sets in. Days later, the village of Lytton burns down, forcing Jack to evacuate to Merritt.