Janice Shapiro is the author of Bummer and Other Stories (Soft Skull Press 2010). She studied film at UCLA where she won first prize in The Samuel Goldwyn Screenwriting Competition and was a recipient of an AFI Filmmakers’ Grant. She wrote the cult film, Dead Beat with her husband, Adam Dubov. Janice’s stories and comics have been published in The North American Review, The Santa Monica Review, The Seattle Review, Fifty-Two Stories, Storyville, Devil’s Lake, Gargoyle and others. She is currently working on a graphic memoir, Crushable – My Life In Crushes From Ricky Nelson to Viggo Mortensen and does a weekly comic, Size 8, on Real Pants.