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