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.
Kaely Horton got hooked on craft classes at Oregon State University and received her MFA from the University of New Hampshire. Her work has appeared in Smokelong Quarterly,Stonecoast Review, Isthmus, Citron Review,Fourth River: Tributaries, and others. This is her second time publishing with Flash Fiction Online. A Utah native and chronic nomad, she divides her time between the mountains of Salt Lake and the fog of the Oregon Coast. You can find her on Twitter @kaely_horton.
Meghan MacLean Weir was raised in the rectory of her father’s church in Southbridge, Massachusetts, and later moved with her family to Buffalo, New York. She is the author of the Alex Award-winning novel, THE BOOK OF ESSIE, which was published by Knopf in 2018 and was a finalist for the New England Book Award. She holds degrees from Princeton and Oxford Universities and works as a pediatrician in the Boston area. Her memoir Between Expectations: Lessons from a Pediatric Residency chronicles her years in training at Boston Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital.
Catherine George lives in Vancouver, BC, with her partner and their two young children. After ten years away from writing fiction of any sort, she felt the urge to write again during her maternity leave with her second child and now writes short speculative fiction of all types. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading, hanging out with her family, and working as a litigator at a law firm in downtown Vancouver. Find her at cgfiction.com or @catinlaw on Twitter.
Cataloging librarian Adele Gardner is an active member of SFWA and HWA and a Clarion West Writers Workshop graduate with master’s degrees in English literature and library science. She’s had a poetry collection (Dreaming of Days in Astophel, under former byline Lyn C. A. Gardner) as well as 244 poems and 46 stories published in Pedestal Magazine, NewMyths.com, Strange Horizons, Daily Science Fiction, PodCastle, and more. Gardner is a two-time third-place winner in the Rhysling Awards of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association and a third-place winner in the Balticon Poetry Contest of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society. Two stories and a poem earned honorable mention in TheYear’s Best Fantasy and Horror. Adele lives and writes under her middle name to honor her father, mentor, and namesake, Delbert R. Gardner, for whom she serves as literary executor.