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.
Her novel, The Sound of Rabbits, placed as a finalist in the Many Voices Project annual competition, as well as for the Black Lawrence Press 2018 Big Moose Prize.
Janice is the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Artists Fellowship Award for prose, and is currently working on a book of linked short stories set in the fictional town of Ephrem, Illinois.
She lives in Downers Grove, Illinois, where she watches zombie movies
with her husband and her daughter.