Janice M. Del Negro is an associate professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, where she teaches storytelling, children's and young adult literature, and foundations of library and information science. She is also on the advisory board for the Butler Center, Dominican's new center for children's and young adult literature. Before coming to Dominican, she was the editor for The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. Her list of presentations and publications is extensive and includes a textbook on storytelling coauthored with Ellin Greene; two children's picture books, the ALA Notable Book Willa and the Wind and Lucy Dove, which won the Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award; and a collection of supernatural tales for young adults, Passion and Poison. She has served on several ALA book selection committees and is an active storyteller, having appeared at the National Storytelling Festival and similar events around the country.