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.
Lina Rather lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan where she works at a historical archive. In her spare time, she cooks, collects terrible 90’s comics, and writes melancholy stories. Her work has appeared venues including Shimmer, Daily Science Fiction, and Lightspeed. You can find her and her other stories at her website, linarather.wordpress.com, or on Twitter as @LinaRather.
Brian Trent’s fiction appears regularly in Fantasy & Science Fiction, Analog, Baen Books anthologies, The Year’s Best Military and Adventure SF, Nature Futures, Escape Pod, Pseudopod, Galaxy’s Edge, and more. His story “Crater Meet” appeared in Flash Fiction Online in 2017, and his novel Ten Thousand Thunders is available from Flame Tree Press. Trent lives in New England, and can be found online at www.briantrent.com.
Sheila Massie writes speculative fiction, both dark and hopeful, so she can play with monsters, ghosts, beasts, and magic. She also holds a 4th dan black belt in Taekwon-Do and teaches people how to defend themselves against real-life monsters of the human variety. She lives in Victoria, BC with her husband and two beast-sized dogs. Find out more about Sheila at sheilamassie.com.
Emily McCosh is a dedicated daydreamer (read: storywriter), and has no self-control when it comes to graphic design, cheesy action movies, and the smell of new books. The stories she writes mainly consist of outer space or high fantasy, and her characters need to learn some manners. She is pleasantly surprised to say that her other daydreams can be found in such places as Abyss & Apex (forthcoming), Galaxy’s Edge, Nature: Futures, and Daily Science Fiction, among others.
She occasionally chatters about writing on her blog, makes snarky remarks and posts too many GIFs on Facebook and Twitter, and wouldn’t mind a wave hello on any of these.