Janet Kieffer's short stories have appeared in literary venues in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom, and have been finalists/nominees for such awards as Iowa and Pushcart. A BBC World Service Award winner, Kieffer writes stories which typically concern themselves with the ecology of the human condition and which often contain a satirical flavor. Food Chain, her first collection of stories, was published by Lost Horse Press in 2004. Kieffer is currently completing another collection of interrelated stories, Attention, Passengers, that takes place in New Mexico. She teaches writing at New Mexico Tech.