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.
Wendy Nikel is a speculative fiction author with a degree in elementary education, a fondness for road trips, and a terrible habit of forgetting where she’s left her cup of tea. Her short fiction has been published in Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, Daily Science Fiction, Nature: Futures, and elsewhere. Her time travel novella series, beginning with The Continuum, is available from World Weaver Press. For more info, visit wendynikel.com
Beth Goder works as an archivist, processing the papers of economists, scientists, and other interesting folks. Her fiction has appeared in venues such as Escape Pod, Analog, Clarkesworld, Nature, and Horton’s The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy. You can find her online at http://www.bethgoder.com
Micah Hyatt’s short fiction has appeared in Deep Magic Magazine, Little Blue Marble, and Daily Science Fiction. His favorite books are those that take him to fantastic new places and show underdogs overcoming their difficulties. He is a graduate of Seton Hill University’s Writing Popular Fiction MFA program. You can find him @MicahJHyatt on Facebook and Twitter.
Kurt Hunt was formed in the swamps and abandoned gravel pits of post-industrial Michigan. Sometimes he writes things, but usually, he doesn’t. His short fiction has been published at Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, PodCastle, PseudoPod, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Kaleidotrope, and more. He is also the co-author of the ARCHIPELAGO serial fantasy adventure, available now at IntotheArchipelago.wordpress.com. You can find trace evidence of his existence at kurtrhunt.com