Janice Deal is the author of The Decline of Pigeons, a short story collection

published by Queen's Ferry Press and a finalist in the Flannery O'Connor

Award for Short Fiction. Six of the nine stories, which detail the sometimes bitter,

sometimes transcendent ways that people cope with the inevitability of loss,

have appeared in literary magazines including The Sun, CutBank,

the Ontario Review,The Carolina Quarterly, StoryQuarterly and New Letters.


She is currently working on a novel, and is the

recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Artists Fellowship Award for prose.


Janice lives in Downers Grove, Illinois, where she

watches zombie movies with her husband and daughter.

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