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.
Wendy Nikel is a speculative fiction author with a degree in elementary education, a fondness for road trips, and a terrible habit of forgetting where she’s left her cup of tea. Her short fiction has been published in Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, Daily Science Fiction, Nature: Futures, and elsewhere. Her time travel novella series, beginning with The Continuum, is available from World Weaver Press. For more info, visit wendynikel.com
Katherine Heath Shaeffer carves out time to write when she’s not working at her day job as a narrative designer — which mostly involves more writing. She lives in Florida with three excellent cats and one equally excellent boyfriend. Her work has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, as well as a few other places. She toiled as a graduate student for quite some time before earning a PhD in English, for which she once wrote a dissertation on alchemy in sequential art. Her academic areas of interest include medieval and early modern literature, popular culture, and comic books. She is a graduate of the 2017 Odyssey Writers Workshop.
Matthew Bailey is a science fiction and fantasy writer who lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. In his spare time, he enjoys stargazing, chess, and playing five different instruments, including the saxophone, clarinet, piano, pipe organ, and tin whistle. His fiction has appeared in Lightspeed, Daily Science Fiction, Factor Four,and Unidentified Funny Objects. You can read more of his work at www.matthewjordanbailey.com.
Monica Evans is a speculative fiction writer based in North Texas. She is also a professor of game design and development at the University of Texas at Dallas. She lives with her husband, two daughters, and a small army’s worth of books, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.