Rebecca Birch is a science fiction and fantasy writer based in Seattle, Washington, where it really doesn’t rain all the time, but there is a coffee shop on almost every corner, and you can often find her writing in one. She’s a classically trained soprano, holds a deputy black belt in Tae KwonDo, and enjoys spending time in the company of trees. Her fiction has appeared in markets including Fireside Magazine, Cricket, and Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show. Her first short story collection, “Life Out of Harmony and Other Tales of Wonder” can be found on at online retailers.
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.
Shannon Peavey is a writer and horse trainer from Seattle, Washington. She’s a graduate of the Clarion West workshop, and her stories have also appeared in places such as Apex, Lightspeed, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Find her online at shannonpeavey.com, or on twitter @shannonpv.
B. Pladek is a literature professor and writer of speculative fiction based in Wisconsin. She is a graduate of Clarion West 2018 and has fiction published or forthcoming in PodCastle, Lackington’s, and Bourbon Penn. She tweets @bpladek and blogs occasionally at https://thecalloo.com/writings-brittany.
Mackenzie Suess is a writer and consultant based in Denver, Colorado. Her writing has been published in Typehouse Literary Magazine, the Denver VOICE, and elsewhere. As an Engaged Arts & Humanities Scholar at the University of Colorado, she’s developing curriculum which examines the intersections between storytelling, magic/monstrosity and mental health.