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.
Jason S. Ridler is a writer, historian, and actor. He is the author of The Brimstone Files, and his latest historical work Mavericks of War was called a “visceral read that is also an important piece of scholarship” by Pulitzer-Prize winner Richard Rhodes. He is a Teaching Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and teaches creative writing at Google, Youtube, and for private clients.
Dafydd McKimm is a speculative fiction writer producing mainly short and flash-length stories. His work has appeared in publications such as Deep Magic, Daily Science Fiction, Flash Fiction Online, The Cafe Irreal, Kaleidotrope, The Best of British Fantasy, and elsewhere.
He was born and grew up in Wales but now lives in Taipei, Taiwan.
Peter S. Drang builds 3D printed robots by day and writes fiction by night. In prior lives, he’s been a high level software engineer, an entrepreneur who helped launch the ebook industry, and an AP Physics teacher whose diabolical labs scarred many young minds for life. This is his second appearance in FFO, and his work has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, the Flame Tree Press newsletter, and other fine fiction markets. He has numerous nonfiction credits as well, including an 850 page tome about an obscure programming language. You can find his blog at drangstories.com, including an analysis of his writing process for this story.
Born in Korea, Jessica now writes speculative poetry and fiction in New England, where she balances her aversion to cold with the inability to live anywhere without snow. Previous works appear or are forthcoming in Apparition Lit, Fireside and others. She occasionally has feelings and opinions, which can be found on Twitter @transientj.
Chris Milam lives in Hamilton, Ohio. His stories have appeared in Lost Balloon, Jellyfish Review, WhiskeyPaper, FlashBack Fiction, formercactus, Train Lit, Molotov Cocktail, Ghost Parachute, JMWW, and elsewhere. He was nominated for Best Small Fictions 2018. You can find him on Twitter @Blukris.