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.
Sean Vivier makes a living as a web developer and moonlights as a ballroom dance instructor. Somehow, he also finds time to write at least a scene of science fiction or fantasy every day. You can find more of his work in Daily Science Fiction and Analog. Learn more at seanvivier.com.
Yoko Morgenstern is originally from Tokyo. She became fascinated by English literature while she was living in Ontario, Canada, and started writing fiction herself. Her short stories and essays have appeared in The Montreal Review, The Great Lakes Review, Untethered, and The Globe and Mail, among others. She is also a regular contributor to Newsweek Japan.
She is the author of Double Exile (Red Giant Books, Cleveland) and Eigo no Zatsudanryoku (Gento Sha, Tokyo). Her Japanese translation of the Canadian novelist Katherine Govier’s The Ghost Brush was nominated for the Japan Translation Award in 2015.
Lillian Ward-Packard is a student, barista, and public library enthusiast from small-town Wisconsin. She loves murder mysteries, thunderstorms, and YA fiction, and when she’s not working on one of her novels, she can be found obsessively trying to make the perfect cappuccino. If a book involves mermaids, she’s probably interested. Her sporadic blog posts can be found at https://lcwoodbury.wordpress.com/, where she writes under a pen name in hopes of avoiding people from Real Life. Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow is her first published work of fiction.
Audra Kerr Brown lives betwixt the corn and soybean fields of southeast Iowa with her husband, two children, and two cats. Her fiction can be found at F(r)iction Online, Cheap Pop, People Holding, Fiction Southeast, and (b)OINK, among others.