Tara Deal is the author of two novellas, That Night Alive (Miami University Press) and Palms Are Not Trees After All (Texas Review Press). Her work has also appeared in Alimentum, failbetter, Spartan, Sugar House Review, Washington Square Review, and West Branch, among others. Her shortest story can be found in Hint Fiction (Norton). 

She was born in Savannah, Georgia, and grew up in Columbia, South Carolina. After receiving degrees from Harvard and New York University, she then worked as a book editor for many years. She currently lives with her husband and two shelties (Lolo and Rita) in New York City.