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.
Edward Ashton lives with his adorably mopey dog, his inordinately patient wife, and a steadily diminishing number of daughters in Rochester, New York, where he studies new cancer therapies by day, and writes about the awful things his research may lead to by night. He is the author of the novels Three Days in April and The End of Ordinary, both available from HarperCollins, as well as several dozen short stories, which have appeared in venues ranging from the newsletter of an Italian sausage company to Louisiana Literature, Fireside Magazine, and Escape Pod. You can find him online at edwardashton.com.
Steven Fischer is a medical resident living in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. When he’s not too busy cracking open a textbook (or a patient’s thorax) you can find him exploring the Cascades by bike, boat, or boot. You can read more of his work at stevenbfischer.com or follow him on Twitter @stevenfischersf.
Evan Berkow writes speculative fiction during the times when he’s not lawyering. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous venues, including Strange Horizons, Escape Pod, Crossed Genres Magazine, and Cast of Wonders. Evan is a member of SFWA and Codex, and serves as an Assistant Organizer for the (amazing) Brooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers critique group. He lives in the suburbs of New York City with his wife and daughter, as well as a small menagerie consisting of two enormous gray cats and one adorable rescue dog. You can find him on Twitter @Evan_Berkow or online at www.evanberkow.com.