Stanley Lee is a fantasy and science fiction writer living in New York City. In 2011, this Stanley Lee received his M.A. from New York University and graduated Orson Scott Card’s Literary Bootcamp. Often known to be “out of his damn mind,” Stan has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, hiked Machu Picchu, and competed in Ironman triathlons.
Suzanne Vincent is the editor-in-chief of Flash Fiction Online. That’s what people think anyway. Actually, she’s really a pretty ordinary middle-aged woman packing a few extra pounds and a few more gray hairs than she’s comfortable with. As a writer, she leans toward the fantasy spectrum, though much of what she writes is difficult to classify. Slipstream? Isn’t that where we stick stories when we just can’t figure out where else they go? Suzanne’s first professional publication was right here at FFO, published before she joined the staff: “I Speak the Master’s Will,” — a story she’s still very proud of. While she doesn’t actually have time to blog anymore, she once did. You can still read her ancient posts on writing at The Slushpile Avalanche. Suzanne keeps a house full of kids (3), a husband (1), and pets (too many to number) in Utah, USA. Yes, she’s a Mormon. No, there isn’t another wife. Mormons haven’t actually practiced polygamy since the 1890s. Too bad. She’d love to have another woman around to wash dishes and do laundry.
Matthew F. Amati was born in Chicago but left soon after. He has published about 50 short stories in various magazines and anthologies, including Flash Fiction Online, Daily Science Fiction, Across The Universe: Tales of Alternative Beatles, and others. His diffidently-updated website may be found at www.mattamati.com.
Marina Lostetter’s original short fiction has appeared in venues such as Lightspeed and Uncanny Magazine. Her critically acclaimed novels include explorations of the far-future, like in her sci-fi trilogy Noumenon; the dark side of epic fantasy, like in The Helm of Midnight; and unreliable narration, like in her space thriller Activation Degradation. Originally from Oregon, she now lives in Arkansas with her husband, Alex, and two zany house cats. Marina tweets as @MarinaLostetter and her website can be found at www.lostetter.net.
Elizabeth Shack writes fantasy and science fiction novels and short stories. Her work has appeared in Daily Science Fiction and other markets, and in 2012 she attended the Science Fiction & Fantasy Novel Writers Workshop at the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas. A former physics student and newspaper reporter, she lives among the cornfields of central Illinois, where she comes in last in 5k races and attempts to grow vegetables in her shady yard. Find her at elizabethshack.com.
Stefan Milićević is a writer from Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has been published in venues such as Flash Fiction Online, Mirror Dance and Golden Visions. He is fluent in five languages and has traveled through most of Europe (much to the dismay of all Europeans). In 2011 he attended Cat Rambo’s editing classes and in 2012 he graduated from the University of Banja Luka.
When he is not reading or writing, he is playing Go or Magic the Gathering.
K. C. Norton’s WorkDaily Science Fiction, Writers of the Future Volume 30, Galaxy’s Edge, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Women Destroy Science Fiction! and previously in Flash Fiction Online, among other publications. She occasionally disguises herself as a waitress, a bartender, a librarian, a dog groomer, an archaeologist, a dance teacher, or a farmer. The public is usually convinced. “The Kiss” is one of the most autobiographical pieces she has ever written, although the ending is pure fantasy. She graduated from Vermont College of Fine Arts in winter 2015 with a degree in Writing for Children and Young Adults.