Stanley Lee is a fantasy and science fiction writer living in New York City. In 2011, this Stanley Lee received his M.A. from New York University and graduated Orson Scott Card’s Literary Bootcamp. Often known to be “out of his damn mind,” Stan has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, hiked Machu Picchu, and competed in Ironman triathlons.
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.
Tragically born with a mis-calibrated sense of humor, Krystal Claxton lived in nine US states before the age of thirteen. The combination of the two has left her with an oscillating accent and a habit of laughing at things that aren’t funny. She currently lives in Georgia with her long-suffering spouse, a dog who thinks she’s a cat, and a number of children that is subject to change.
She enjoys breaking Heinlein’s Rules, getting distracted by Dragon Con, and feverishly researching whichever random topic has just piqued her interest. Keep up with her at krystalclaxton.com and on twitter @krystalclaxton
Scott W. Baker is a high school math teacher by day and a writer by night, which leaves very little time for fighting crime. He enjoys long walks on the beach, zombies, and time with his daughter doing things that only a third grade girl would think to do with dad. His previous stories can be found in places like Daily Science Fiction, Escape Pod, and Writers of the Future. Scott himself can be found not fighting crime near Nashville, though showing up unannounced might come across a little creepy, so you’re probably better off finding him at scottwbaker.net
Kim Henderson is the author of The Kind of Girl, which won the Seventh Annual Rose Metal Press Short Short Chapbook Contest. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in The Kenyon Review,Tin House, H_NGM_N, Cutbank, River Styx,The Southeast Review, New South, and elsewhere. She lives with her husband on a mountain in Southern California, where she chairs the Creative Writing program at Idyllwild Arts Academy. Find out more at kimnhenderson.com.