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.
John Guzlowski’s writing appears in Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac, Rattle, Ontario Review,North American Review, and many other journals.
His poems and personal essays about his Polish parents’ experiences as slave laborers in Nazi Germany and refugees making a life for themselves in Chicago after the war appear in his memoir Echoes of Tattered Tongues (Aquila Polonica Press). It was the recipient of the 2017 Benjamin Franklin Poetry Award and the Eric Hoffer Foundation’s Montaigne Award.
He is also the author of three mystery novels set in a neighborhood of Polish WWII survivors in Chicago, Suitcase Charlie, Little Altar Boy, and Murdertown. His novel Retreat — a love story, about two German lovers separated by war, was recently published by Kasva Press.
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.
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.
A.T. Greenblatt is a mechanical engineer by day and a writer by night. She lives in Philadelphia where she’s well acquainted with all four seasons and is known to frequently subject her friends to various cooking and home brewing experiments. She is a graduate of Viable Paradise XVI and her work is forthcoming or has appeared in Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Mothership Zeta, as well as other fine magazines and anthologies. You can find her online at http://atgreenblatt.com and on Twitter at @AtGreenblatt
Jared W. Cooper is a New Jersey-based graphic designer, tea snob, and recovering photographer, with short fiction in IGMS, Daily Science Fiction, Wilde Stories, and elsewhere. He loves the woods, winter, and thinks you’re pretty great. He can be found, peripherally, at jaredwcooper.com, or tweeting @jaredwcooper.