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.
Sheila Massie is a speculative fiction writer of mostly fantasy and horror, favoring both dark and hopeful (though not always in the same story). She holds a 4th degree black belt in TaeKwon-Do and, when away from her writing desk, trains empowerment self defense instructors internationally. She enjoys a good sipping tequila, can’t live a day without cheese or tea, and doesn’t like mornings. She lives with her husband and her brat of a Miniature Rottweiler in Victoria, BC, Canada.
Marie Brennan is a former anthropologist and folklorist who shamelessly pillages her academic fields for material. She most recently misapplied her professors’ hard work to the short novel Driftwood and Turning Darkness Into Light, a sequel to the Hugo Award-nominated Victorian adventure series The Memoirs of Lady Trent. The first book of that series, A Natural History of Dragons, was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award. Her other works include the Doppelganger duology, the urban fantasy Wilders series, the Onyx Court historical fantasies, the Varekai novellas, and nearly sixty short stories, as well as the New Worlds series of worldbuilding guides. Together with Alyc Helms as M.A. Carrick, she is the author of the upcoming Rook and Rose epic fantasy trilogy, beginning with The Mask of Mirrors in January 2021. For more information, visit swantower.com, Twitter @swan_tower, or her Patreon.
Elsa Richardson-Bach is a student at the University of Iowa. When she’s at school, she misses her pets and her car. When she’s at home, she misses her dorm and the local cupcake shop. She works at the university radio station because she saw The Fog (1980) and decided fighting ghosts over live radio at 1 AM was the ultimate life goal. She’s still holding out for the ghosts, but at least she’s got a cool DJ show in the meantime. Her most used phrase is “How hard can it be?” which has led her to as much success as it has repeatedly thrown her in the deep end. Luckily, she grew up on the coast and knows how to swim. The chicken in the photo is not hers, but she wishes it was.
Corey Farrenkopf lives on Cape Cod with his wife, Gabrielle, and works as a librarian. He is the fiction editor for The Cape Cod Poetry Review. His work has been published in or is forthcoming from The Southwest Review, Tiny Nightmares, Hobart, Catapult, Monkeybicycle, Redivider, Volume 1 Brooklyn, Bourbon Penn, and elsewhere. To learn more, follow him on twitter @CoreyFarrenkopf or on the web at CoreyFarrenkopf.com