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.
Kate Hall is a graduate of the 2013 Odyssey Writing Workshop and WOTF finalist. Her fiction has appeared in Crossed Genres, Fantasy Magazine’s “Women Destroy Fantasy!” special issue, and Book Smugglers Publishing, among other places.
Ariel Bolton doesn’t get visits from Santa Claus anymore. Instead, on cold winter nights, the Toronto raccoons gnaw and scrabble at her skylight and leave gifts of gristle on her balcony. “To the Havens” is her first story accepted for publication. She wrote it in response to a challenge issued to the guests at a Christmas party. Her career so far has involved the typical preparations for becoming a writer. She’s been an equestrian trail guide at a tourist ranch, an aide to politicians, a PhD student in medieval history, and the curator of a historic collection of torture implements. Ariel blogs at http://arielbolton.com.
Eleanor R. Wood’s stories have appeared in Plasma Frequency, Bastion, Pseudopod, Crossed Genres, Sci Phi Journal, and Liz Grzyb’s recent anthology Hear Me Roar, among others. She writes and eats liquorice from the south coast of England , between wild moorland and sometimes wilder sea. She lives with her husband, two marvellous dogs, and enough tropical fish tanks to charge an entry fee. She blogs at www.creativepanoply.wordpress.com.
Michelle Muenzler (she/her) is an author of the weird and sometimes poet. She writes dark things to counterbalance the sweetness of her baking and can often be found passing out hundreds of cookies at local conventions. Visit michellemuenzler.com for links to more of her work.