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.
Sarah Crysl Akhtar’s shtetl forebears gifted her with the genes that impel her to make much from little. So of course she writes flash fiction (including several stories published at Every Day Fiction), cultivates orchards on her windowsill and bakes fabulous shortbread. Her son gives her what’s immeasurable — the best of all possible worlds.
“Adam Smith” is the pseudonym of Adam Smith (whose name was deemed “not flashy enough for fiction”). Mr. Smith (the pseudonym) resides in the Midwest with his wife and two frustrating, fascinating, and utterly edible children. His short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Jabberwocky, Allegory, and The Griffin, amongst others. This is his first professional publication. He blogs sporadically at parsing-the-dragon.blogspot.com.
Carrie Seever lived in St. Louis and Tuscon, working for the St. Louis Times and the Tuscon Daily Citizen, respectively. She was apparently also active in Red Cross work overseas. The Daily Citizen ran a story about her winning the Life Short Story prize in 1915.