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
Samantha grew up in a small town in Iowa but became an expat for her Canadian husband, whom she met in the Massive Multi-player Online Role-Playing Game Star Wars: Galaxies (before the NGE, of course). She’s the mother of a kindergartner and twin preschoolers—a houseful of girls will definitely keep her husband on his toes. In October 2017, she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Modern medicine is amazing, which means her prognosis is good, and she’s continuing treatment indefinitely. She’s hopelessly behind on her blog, but she’s spoken frankly about her journey at http://www.saboviec.com/blog/.
Samantha’s short fiction has appeared in AE, Flash Fiction Online, Grievous Angel, and elsewhere. She has three novels out about angels and demons: the first two and a companion novel in her Fallen Redemption trilogy. She’s also the Reprint Editor and has been a slush reader since 2016 at Flash Fiction Online. You can read more about her work here.
David Urbina is a writer and software developer from the San Gabriel Valley in Los Angeles County. He attended Mt. San Antonio College and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in English with a minor in Creative Writing. You can find him on Instagram at @windupdurb.
Renée Jessica Tan has been published in two short story compilations. Most recently, her short story Baghead was read at the Selected Shorts live show at Symphony Space in New York City. Renée lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband, an illustrator and frequent collaborator, and two cats who are plotting their demise.