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.
Samantha Murray is a writer, mathematician, and mother. Not particularly in that order. Her work has appeared Flash Fiction Online previously, and has also been seen in Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Interzone, and Escape Pod, among other fine places, and been collected in The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror, and The Best Science Fiction of the Year (Vol 4). Samantha is a two-time Aurealis Award winner. You can follow her on Twitter as @SamanthaNMurray.
Samantha lives in Western Australia in a household of unruly boys.
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.
Maria Haskins is a Swedish-Canadian writer and translator. She writes speculative fiction and currently lives just outside Vancouver with a husband, two kids, a snake, several birds, and a very large black dog. Her work has appeared previously in Flash Fiction online and also in Black Static, Fireside, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Mythic Delirium, Shimmer, Cast of Wonders, and elsewhere. Find out more on her website, mariahaskins.com, or follow her on Twitter, @mariahaskins.
Natalia Theodoridou is a media & cultural studies scholar, and a writer of strange stories. Her writing has appeared in KROnline, Clarkesworld, Shimmer, Ninth Letter, sub-Q, and elsewhere. She is also the dramaturge of Adrift Performance Makers (@AdriftPM), with whom she experiments with combining interactive fiction and immersive, digital performance. Originally from Greece, she has lived in Chicago (IL), London and Portsmouth (UK), and Bali (Indonesia) for several years. She now lives with her partner in lovely Devon, UK, in a house full of books. Find out more at her website, www.natalia-theodoridou.com, or come say hello @natalia_theodor on Twitter.
J.R. Johnson is a social scientist, writer, maker, archer, and unlicensed librarian. She grew up in the folded Appalachian hills where she learned to love Fall, blueberries straight from the bush, and the stream beneath the willows near her house. The fact that Fall is inevitably followed by Winter, that picking berries meant crossing paths with bears, and that the stream was laced with dioxins may also have had some impact on her outlook. Her work has appeared in Terraform, Nature, and other publications. For more on her latest projects visit jrjohnson.me.