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A little about some of our contributors. Please feel free to send us a small biography (including roughly where you live) - and a photo - of yourself! Just use the usual email address.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, including his recent Desperate Times – Short Stories.
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.
Padmini Krishnan lives in Singapore. Her haiku, free verse poetry, and short stories have appeared in The Drabble, Terror House Magazine, CafeLit, and Plum Tree Tavern amongst others. Her e-chapbook was recently published in Proletaria. More of her haiku and short stories can be found in her blog.
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.
Born in California, Jim Latham relocated to Oaxaca from Alaska in 2021. He’s waited tables, built houses, and drilled for oil. In between, he’s placed stories in fiftywordstories.com, Spillwords.com, and elsewhere. Jim’s current writing projects are summarized on his less-than-slick website.
Gordon Lawrie lives in Edinburgh and worked as a teacher for 36 years before writing a number of novels including Four Old Geezers And A Valkyrie and The Blogger Who Came in from the Cold, plus many short stories. More details can be found on his own website. He also runs a very small publishing operation, Comely Bank Publishing.
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.
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.
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.
Ben Lockwood is a Ph,D. candidate in the Geography Department at Indiana University. He likes to procrastinate on his dissertation work by writing made up stories instead.
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.
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.