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A little about some of our contributors. Please feel free to send us a small (45-50 words) biography (including roughly where you live) - and a photo - of yourself! Please use the Contact Form to send details.
Karla Jacobs is a Northern California writer with zero fiction to her credit. She makes her living writing advertising copy, and because of the discipline needed to write three-word headlines that sell, is trying her hand at flash fiction, while she slowly gathers enough words to write her first novel.
Iowa author Roberta Beach Jacobson is drawn to the magic of words – poetry, puzzles, song lyrics, stand-up comic humor. As a student of tanshi (short poems), she strives to include humor whenever possible. Besides poetry, she writes greeting cards and flash fiction … anything to avoid a day job. Find out more on her website.
Khulya Jafarova is a journalist, writer and the official translator of 3 bestsellers (Eat, Pray, Love, Catching Fire and Mockingjay). She lives in Baku, Azerbaijan, with her husband, believes that everyone has their way of searching for themselves, and writing is hers.
Sandra James has loved writing since primary school and worked as a journalist after leaving school before raising four children. Now a grandmother living in Victoria, Australia, she began the monthly print magazine Positive Words 18 years ago, and recently self-published her first poetry anthology.
Rani Jayakumar lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family, teaching mindfulness, music, and ways to save the environment. She has written for Honeyguide Magazine, Pure Slush, an Indian-language feature film, and she has upcoming novellas with Rize and self-published children's books. More at okachiko.wordpress.com
Nicky Johnson's love of the Golden Age of Mystery led him to start writing short stories. He currently teaches elementary school in Pennsylvania.
Sara Jordan-Heintz is an based in Iowa, USA. Her novella A Day Saved is a Day Earned was published in Rod Serling Books' anthology Submitted For Your Approval. Her flash fiction has appeared in 101 Words, Red Planet Magazine, 365 Tomorrows, and The Mambo Academy of Kitty Wang.
Victoria M. Johnson lives in northern California and is published in fiction and nonfiction. A zumba instructor, sewist, and lover of striped animals, She writes and directs short films and micro documentaries. Her poetry and flash appears in online literary magazines and print anthologies. Find out more at her website.
Jan Jorgensen lives in Montreal where she mainly writes poetry and hosts literary events in between doing her day job as a pastor.
Angela Joynes is a disabled Canadian writer now living in Tennessee. She holds a BA, MD, and Certificate in Creative Writing. She lives to write and hook primitive rugs.
Harri Junttila is a Finnish technology and innovation journalist currently living in Nairobi, Kenya. Before journalism he worked as a chef, and wrote fiction in his free time as a hobby. He recently became a freelance agriculture journalist for Daily Nation, East Africas biggest daily. And remarkably in English, not his native Finnish, which makes him ridiculously proud.
Gerald Kamens lives with his wife in Falls Church, Virginia. has worked in a mental hospital, as well as in the very heart of US Governent. His children's stories, essays, and short plays have appeared in Flashquake, the Baltimore Sun, POZ, Dirt Press, Abbey Hill and Literary. His last acting role was in Chekhov’s The Seagull.
Alan Kemister is the pen name of a retired scientist experimenting with creative writing in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has self-published two mystery novels and the first volume of a climate fiction saga. His short stories have appeared in anthologies and online journals. Gory details at his website.
Pamela Kennedy is currently living the Caribbean dream, truly busy and loving it. Giving up a Manhattan office job for challenging work on a tropical island left her with no regrets (except for hurricanes). Snowless days and warm winter nights, the change was great.
Andrew C. Kidd lives and works in Glasgow. He enjoys reading and writing short stories and flash fiction.
Shelley Kirton lives in New Zealand and writes non-fiction, short stories and flash fiction. She received an Honourable Mention in the 2020 NZ Writers College Short Story Competition, and has been published in Free Flash Fiction, The Centificionist, MindFood magazine, and Atlantis short story award.
Tim Kirton is a semi-retired Physical Education and English teacher who is a successful children’s novelist and prize-winning flash and short fiction writer. He is passionate about Golf, Arsenal, American Dirty Realism and Estuaries. He lives in the Peak District and has one son living in Australia.
Shawn M. Klimek is a globetrotting U.S. military spouse presently in Japan: his stories and poems have been published widely. His winning comedy short story Pregenesis is featured in Gold: The Best of Clarendon House Anthologies, Volume One, 2017/2018. Find more about him on Facebook or Amazon.
Adam Kluger lives in New York City, attending the same high school as Jack Kerouac. A leader of New York's growing Anti-Art movement, he draws inspiration from diverse sources: Bukowski, Fante, Hemingway and Melville, as well as artists Dubuffet, Warhol, Ross, Payson, and Picasso. Adam has had over 50 short stories published.
Natalia Krasovskaya was born in Moscow and worked in casino industry for 20 years, mostly in Africa and Asia. She now lives in Paris with her wonderful husband. Writing is a relatively new hobby for her; she likes the sweet agony it brings.
A full-time scientist and spare-time writer, Laura Kuhlmann lives in Toronto, Canada. Her flash fiction has been published in Reflex Fiction and her crime fiction in Toronto Writers Co-Op Anthology Voices. When not writing short fiction, Laura can be found working on her first mystery novel.
Mickey Kulp, from Atlanta, Georgia, is a writer and father of two mostly grown children who have survived his shenanigans through smarts they inherited from their mother. His nonfiction articles, fictional stories, and poems have appeared in consumer magazines, newspapers, and literary journals. You can find out more about Mickey at his own website.
J.J. Landry lives in the Cincinnati area with his wife and children. He enjoys reading and writing about crime-fiction and World War Two. He has had several flash fiction stories published and is currently working on a novel and a novella, both of which he hopes to have published one day.
Canadian author, poet and artist Laura Lane has used her diverse life experience and travels to influence her writing over the last 2 decades. Laura continues to make writing a priority while providing loving support to caregivers and cancer parents. To learn more visit her website
Robb Lanum is a failed screenwriter in Los Angeles who has fallen in love with the (super-)short form. His work has also been featured on 101words.org and fiftywordstories.com.
Gordon Lawrie lives in Edinburgh and worked as a teacher for 36 years. The author of several novels and many short stories, his recent collection is Grace Notes. The founder of Comely Bank Publishing, he now runs its sister self-publishing assistance operation, Dean Park Press. There's more on his own website.
Jeremy Leariwala writes suspenseful YA fiction including Juliana’s Angel, its follow-up Juliana and the Hyena and The Unknown Man. A resident of nature’s self-defiant Samburu County-Kenya, a wildlife hub, expect animals in his tales. If not writing anime scripts, Jeremy can be found hiking, reading anything or sketching.
Pete Lindemann is a proofreader for the Times Journal newspaper in Cobleskill, New York. He writes feature articles for the paper on cool local history stuff. He plays pickleball, loves to discover new cities, and finally figured out in his sixties that sugar is evil.
Jenn Linning is a former English teacher who has only recently entered the world of writing. She decided to begin with flash fiction and has quickly fallen in love with the crafting of very short stories. Jenn is a Scot based in Manchester (UK). She blogs about her writing experiences on her personal site.
Philip Andrew Lisi, who lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, teaches English by day and writes poetry and flash fiction by night alongside the ghost of his cantankerous Wichien Maat cat, Sela. His work has appeared in Last Leaves, October Hill, Change Seven, Flora Fiction, Sparks of Calliope and elsewhere.
Over the past two decades since completing her English degree, Cate Lloyd has worked on each side of the bookselling-publishing fence, and freelanced as a copyeditor and proofreader. Despite the joy of talking constantly about other people’s writing, she decided enough is enough: time to start putting her own words where her mouth is. She lives in Sydney.
Jenny Logan is Edinburgh-based and has been featured by 50-Word Stories. She has fiction selected for anthologies by Dark Rose Press and Iron Faerie Publishing. She is training for a half-marathon and enjoys watching Grand Sumo.
NYC resident Dee Lorraine (Denise Majette) writes fiction, non-fiction and poetry, some of which can be found in Agape Review and Midwest Book Review. Dee's YouTube channel, “Superfast Stories”, features her videos of writers’ drabbles; “Provoke Unto Love” promotes a Christ-centered permanent solution to the USA’s homelessness crisis.
Marion Lougheed grew up in Canada, Benin, Belgium and her current location, Germany. She remains hard to pin down. Her short fiction was shortlisted for the 2021 Sunlight Press Flash Fiction Contest and has been published by Black Hare Press, Gypsum Sound Tales, The Capra Review, and others.
Christa Loughrey is based in Somerset. She writes from her own experiences or takes a given theme, title or style to encourage her to try something new. She has always taken pleasure from reading, and hopes that in submitting some of her work she will be giving the same pleasure to others.
David Lowis lives with his family in Surrey, England, and is a writer of micro fiction and the occasional longer piece. He has a day job in IT so flash fiction tends to suit the limited time he has available. Some of his online published work can be viewed at https://dlowis.wordpress.com.
Wendie Lovell lives in Dorset. Before she arrived at Friday Flash Fiction, she had three short stories/flash fiction published in CafeLit. She's a member of a local writing group.
Rae Marie Luna is a writer of fiction, poetry, and experimental theater, in addition to storytelling at times. She lives and works on the neck of Boston, Massachusetts and can be found at raemarieluna.wordpress.com
Rosaleen Lynch, an Irish community worker and writer in the East End of London, pursues stories conversational, literary and performed, believes in the power of words to make the world a better place. Words in Jellyfish Review, Retreat West, Crack the Spine, Lunate, EllipsisZine, Reflex, Fish and The London Reader.