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.
Shawn Proctor’s writing has been nominated for Best New American Voices and published or is forthcoming in many literary journals and anthologies, including Galaxy’s Edge, Daily Science Fiction, Flash Fiction Online, and Crab Orchard Review. More of his work can be read at shawnproctor.com.
Sunyi Dean is an autistic SFF writer, and mother of two. Originally born in the States and raised in Hong Kong, she now lives in Yorkshire. When not reading, running, falling over in yoga, or rolling d20s, she sometimes escapes the city to wildswim in lonely dales.
As a writer of speculative fiction, her short stories have featured in places like The Best of British Scifi 2018 Anthology, Prole, FFO, and BBC Radio Leeds, among others. Her debut novel, THE BOOK EATERS, is scheduled for publication in Feb 2022 through Tor (USA) and Harper Voyager (UK).
Aparna Nandakumar lives in Calicut, India, and writes stories and poems. Her work has been published in several online and print journals, including Indian Literature (Sahitya Akademi), Atticus Review, Cafe Dissensus, and Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine (University of Chester).
M.K. Hutchins regularly draws on her background in archaeology when writing fantasy and science fiction. She’s the author of the YA fantasy novels The Redwood Palace and Drift, which was a Junior Library Guild Selection and a VOYA Topshelf honoree. She’s written over thirty short stories, appearing in Podcastle, Analog, Strange Horizons, and elsewhere. She lives in Utah with her husband and four kids where they endeavor to grow bushels of delicious food, play heaps of board games, and read mountains of books. Find her at https://linktr.ee/mkhutchins.