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.
Charity Tahmaseb has slung corn on the cob for Green Giant and jumped out of airplanes (but not at the same time). She’s worn both Girl Scout and Army green. These days, she writes fiction and works as a technical writer. Her short speculative fiction has appeared in Deep Magic, Escape Pod, and Cicada.
Stewart C Baker is an academic librarian, speculative fiction writer and poet, and the editor-in-chief of sub-Q Magazine. His fiction has appeared in Nature, Galaxy’s Edge, and Flash Fiction Online, among other places. Stewart was born in England, has lived in South Carolina, Japan, and California (in that order), and currently resides in Oregon with his family—although if anyone asks, he’ll usually say he’s from the Internet, where you can find him at http://www.infomancy.net/.
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.
Jennifer Haupt went to Rwanda in 2006, as a journalist, to spent a month interviewing genocide survivors and humanitarian aid workers. She came home to Seattle with something unexpected: the stories of grace when there can be no forgiveness that would form the core of a novel. Haupt’s essays and articles have been published in O, The Oprah Magazine, Spirituality & Health, and many other publications. Haupt’s debut novel, In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills, will be published in April 2018 and is available for preorder.
John (@Wiswell) is a disabled writer who lives where New York keeps all its trees. This is his sixth story at Flash Fiction Online, and it is the first pro zine that believed in his work. His work has also appeared in Uncanny, Nature, and Fireside. He hopes for peace among all people of all universes.