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.
Chelsea Voulgares lives outside Chicago and is the Editor-in-Chief of the literary journal Lost Balloon. Her fiction has been published recently in Passages North, JMWW, New World Writing, and Jellyfish Review. You can read more of her work at chelseavoulgares.com or follow her on Twitter @chelsvoulgares.
Beth Goder works as an archivist, processing the papers of economists, scientists, and other interesting folks. Her fiction has appeared in venues such as Escape Pod, Analog, Clarkesworld, Nature, and Horton’s The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy. You can find her online at http://www.bethgoder.com
Alexei Collier writes science-fiction and fantasy, along with the occasional bit of horror or other weirdness. His short fiction and poetry have appeared in Cicada, Ideomancer, and Tales to Terrify. Alexei grew up in southern California, in a house his family moved into on his very first Halloween. He started telling stories as soon as he could talk, and hasn’t really stopped since. He now lives across the street from Chicago with his wife and their cat. He does not have a pet sphinx. Yet.