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.
Lora Gray is a speculative fiction writer and poet from Northeast Ohio. Their work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Asimov’s Science Fiction, PseudoPod, and The Dark among other places. Lora is also an artist, dance instructor and wrangler of a very smart cat named Cecil. You can find Lora online at www.lora-gray.com or on Twitter at @lorajgray
C E Aylett is a British author living in France, in servitude to two kids and a cat. A progeny of the 1990s UK rave culture, she traveled much of the world before settling back in Europe to renovate a house and start a family. Starved of the house and trance music scene, and of music that generally doesn’t involve an accordion, she was bludgeoned with nappies, meal planning, and ABC, plus an enormous amount of cuteness. A compulsion for writing fiction soon emerged to keep her entertained and on the ball. Her tastes are eclectic, and she is just as likely found performing air guitar in the kitchen to Iron Maiden, or caterwauling to Arctic Monkeys, as she is curled up on the sofa reading Her fiction often explores the grayer areas of human nature, varying between dark realism, wry humor and a fascination with the fantastical. Her first published work Feet is available on Kindle.
Frances Pauli is a hybrid author of over twenty novels. She favors speculative fiction, romance, furry, and mainstream fiction and has sold short works to numerous anthologies and e-zines. She frequently crosses genre barriers, incorporates a great deal of humor, and has been known to experiment with serials, text novels, flash, and micro-fiction.
G. L. Dearman spent two decades working as an analytical chemist before making a daring midnight escape from the laboratory. Now, he makes a living by inventing brazen but entertaining lies. A lifelong resident of Florida, Mr. Dearman resides in Lloyd, a former whistle stop in rural Jefferson County. The lack of concrete, crowds, and traffic lights suits him well. In addition to his loving mate and their spawn, his family consists of two hundred pounds of dog (divided, for convenience, into three discrete units). You are welcome to stalk him at his website, www.gldearman.com.