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.
Ashley Kunsa‘s work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous print and online venues, including Pembroke Magazine, Tahoma Literary Review, Bayou Magazine, and Roanoke Review. She has been awarded the Orlando Prize for flash fiction by the A Room of Her Own Foundation and tied for first prize for the Eastern Iowa Review Experimental Essay Award. She holds an MFA in fiction writing from Penn State University and is currently completing a Ph.D. in English literature at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, where she lives with her husband and son. Currently, Ashley serves as Assistant Director of the Writing Center at Duquesne and leads a creative writing group for student veterans. She is at work on her first collection of stories. You can find her online at www.ashleykunsa.com.
Amelia Aldred was raised by a folk singer and a lawyer in Indiana, leaving her with incurable sincerity and urge to fact-check. Her writing has been featured in Metaphorosis Magazine, Chicago Literati, Neutrons/Protons, and the anthology Undeniably Indiana (Indiana University Press). By day, she is a fundraising researcher and writer and has taught seminars on international philanthropy and internal communications. When she’s not thinking about writing or nonprofits, she bicycles along Lake Michigan and daydreams about owning a dog. Amelia lives with her husband in a former printing house in Chicago. Learn more at ameliaaldred.com or follow her on Twitter @ameliaaldred
Charles Payseur is an avid reader, writer, and reviewer of all things speculative. His fiction and poetry have appeared in Strange Horizons, Lightspeed Magazine, The Book Smugglers, and many more. He runs Quick Sip Reviews, contributes as short fiction specialist at Nerds of a Feather, Flock Together, and can be found drunkenly reviewing Goosebumps on his Patreon. You can find him gushing about short fiction (and occasionally his cats) on Twitter as @ClowderofTwo
Edward Ashton lives with his adorably mopey dog, his inordinately patient wife, and a steadily diminishing number of daughters in Rochester, New York, where he studies new cancer therapies by day, and writes about the awful things his research may lead to by night. He is the author of the novels Three Days in April and The End of Ordinary, both available from HarperCollins, as well as several dozen short stories, which have appeared in venues ranging from the newsletter of an Italian sausage company to Louisiana Literature, Fireside Magazine, and Escape Pod. You can find him online at edwardashton.com.