Contributing Authors R-Z
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.
Diana Radovan currently lives in Germany and writes in English, German, and Romanian. A former scientist and medical writer, she also founded the Creative Writing group in Munich. Her poetry, fiction, and non-fiction – more of which can be found at her website – have received awards since 2004. Diana has recently co-authored Munich Stories 2016.
Connecticut writer Charles Rafferty won the 2016 NANO Fiction Prize, in addition to grants from several other bodies. His most recent poetry collections include The Smoke of Horses and Something an Atheist Might Bring Up at a Cocktail Party. Currently, he directs the MFA program at Albertus Magnus College and teaches at the Westport Writers’ Workshop.
Tori V. Rainn resides in Texas where she collects knives, or anything sharp, and pretends to be a ninja. She’s a Christ follower, gamer, music and movie junkie, and tea addict. Writing for a variety of genres, her writing has featured on Youth Inspiration, 600 Second Saga, Edify Publications, and Storyland. She welcomes visitors on Facebook.
Saundra Rees is a copyeditor and proofreader with 14 years' experience at a small publishing company in Missouri, but who now does freelance proofreading as well as part time secretarial work at a church and is otherwise retired.
Renée K. Reeves grew up in New Hampshire, graduated from the University of New Mexico, and recently finished a stint studying Chinese in Taiwan. She currently works as a tall ship sailor and writes speculative fiction when she has free time.
With a degree in biological science, Jane Reid stumbled into newspaper reporting and then spent many years as an editor. She now does occasional free-lance writing, editing and PR. Her addiction to FFF is her first foray into fiction writing since she was 10 years old.
Dan Rice lives in the great Pacific Northwest. While not entertaining a pair of young lads or pulling the 9 to 5, Dan writes fiction, mostly speculative. His debut fantasy novel
Solarflame will hit the shelves in 2021. To read his thoughts on writing and view his complete bibliography, please visit his website.
Ivan Ristic is a flash fiction writer and journalist from Serbia. His stories have been published in online literary magazines including A Story in 100 Words, Helly Cherry, and Libartes. He also writes ambient music under his own name and the pseudonym Ivan Ivanhoerista. It can be often heard on the British radio station Resonance 104.4 FM.
June Rollins, living in North Carolina, is an artist and non-fiction writer who longs to write fiction. She self-published Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping Quick Reference Guide on Amazon. Find out more at her own website.
Pat St. Pierre is a freelance writer for adults of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her work has appeared most recently appeared in 50 Word Stories as well as Friday Flash Fiction. Her 3rd poetry book Full Circle has been published by Kelsay Books. Also a freelance photographer, her photos have featured both online and in print. You can find more about Pat at her blog.
Copper Rose perforates the edges of the page while writing unusual stories from the heart of Wisconsin. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and online journals. She also understands there really is something about pie. You can connect with her at Author Copper Rose and Copper Rose – Author.
Fatima Saeed is a Pharmacist from Nigeria. She writes short stories and flash fictions some of which could be found on her Wattpad page (@fatimat91). She writes weekly for microcosms fic.
Alex Z. Salinas lives in San Antonio, Texas. His short fiction has appeared in Every Day Fiction, Nanoism, Mystery Tribune, escarp, Pecan Grove Review, 101 Words, 101 Fiction, 121 Words, 365tomorrows, and ZeroFlash. His poetry has appeared in the San Antonio Express-News and the San Antonio Review.
Trasie Sands is a Toronto-based writer and new empty-nester. She has spent more than two decades working in web design and social media development and is now returning to her literary roots to pick up where she left off. Trasie has a B.A. in Drama from the University of Windsor where she also studied creative writing.
Lisa M. Scuderi-Burkimsher was born and raised on Staten Island, New York. An avid reader, she joined a book club in 2015 and an online writers group, publishing Shorts for the Short Story Enthusiasts (2018) and The Importance of Being Short (2019).She currently lives on Long Island, New York with her husband Richard and dogs Lucy and Breanna.
Catherine Shields is a writer from Miami, Florida. Her short stories have appeared in 45 Magazine Women's Literary Journal, Levitate Magazine, and Ariel Chart Literary Journal.
Glasgow author Stephen Shirres is a charity fundraiser by day, writer by night. He has been published in a whole number of magazines including Far Off Places and Spontaneity and won 99 Words Horror Flash 500 competition in 2014. Check out Stephen's work at his website The Red Fleece.
Janice Siderius is a semi-retired Professor of Humanities and History in northern San Diego County where she lives with her husband, her Great Dane, Bella, and 20 avocado trees. Writing fiction is an entirely different experience from reading/writing academic materials. Her motto: Onward and Upward!
Marjan Sierhuis lives in Ontario, Canada. A one-time nurse, she published a highly successful personal memoir Pardon Me While I Close the Door in 2015 and has also written several short stories. Her flash fiction work has been published at Reflex Fiction and Ad Hoc Fiction. Find out more about Marjan on her website.
Preeti Singh is an Indian French interpreter, international author and script writer. In her free time, she loves to play sundry characters for television series. You can check out her latest book, or follow Preeti on Amazon or on Twitter.
Adam Francis Smith claims he learned more in the halls of Chicago Public Schools than in its classrooms. Whether he writes fantasy, science fiction, horror, romance or unclassifiable, he writes about people, the things that make them human, their differences and their similarities. He'd love you to email him.
Eric J. Smith has published a collection of flash fiction entitled Coffee, Steak, and Eggs: 101 Stories from the Wrong Side of Nowhere. In 2015 he released a wry memoir — Not a Bad Ride: Stories from a Boomer's Life on the Edge. Born in New Orleans, he now resides on Maryland's western shore.
Tom Snethen is an Oregonian writing about the scoundrels he met during a career as a manufacturing chemist. His stories range from throwing a flaming mattress out the window of a working brothel to borrowing a bank robber with needed skills from the penitentiary. Find out more at Tom's website.
Sanchyeta Srivastava, a native Indian, likes to quote herself as “a writer by chance”. She considers ‘the Internet’ as her writing guide. She loves to write flash fiction of various lengths and themes. She sometimes spends some moments with her blog DanCing with mY CreaTive FlaKes.
Jerry Stamatelos, a native Montrealer, left Canada just as his creative nonfiction was about to be featured in the anthology Elan: A Regina Weese Collection and in the upstart Pyramid Arts & Literature Magazine. He’s now based in Athens, Greece, where he writes, produces and edits varied content materials.
Marieke Steiner lives with her family in Hampton Roads, Virginia, U.S. where she works as a technical writer. More of her flash fiction can be read on her website.
New Yorker Samantha Steiner is a visual artist and Fulbright Scholar. She holds a B.A. from Brown University and an M.F.A. from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work is forthcoming or published in The Emerson Review, Beyond Words Literary Magazine, and The Citron Review. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @Steiner_Reads.
Ted Strutz lives in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington State and loves to write 100-word flash fiction. He tries to be clever, usually humorous, rarely serious, but it happens sometimes. Find out more about Ted on his Tedbook website.
Tom McCubbin, who writes fiction under the name of Tommy Tarkin, has been writing for 28 years, but only now taking it seriously. Although he currently lives in Weston, Connecticut, he's a veteran of Wall Street, Boston, Kansas City, Munich, London, and Copenhagen. During this time, he's met many characters, and has drawn on these for his forthcoming novel How White Men Steal.
Ernest Gordon Taulbee lives in Louisville, KY. His work has appeared in literary journals such as Nixes Mate Review & Sediments Literary-Arts Journal. His novel A Sibling in Always is available on Amazon.
Don Tassone is the author of a novel, Drive, and three short story collections: Sampler, Small Bites and Get Back. His fourth story collection, New Twists, will be published in October 2020. He lives in Loveland, Ohio and teaches at Xavier University in Cincinnati. Visit him at dontassone.com.
A Specialized Writing graduate from Temple University, Angela Taylor now resides and works in Central Florida. In addition to being a published writer and a lover of Fashion and Interior Designs, she works extensively as a business professional within the Judicial System.
Heather Teague is a poetry and flash fiction lover studying English at Kennesaw State University, Georgia. Her work has been published in Poetry Quarterly, Haiku Journal, Three Line Poetry, and by Flash Fiction Magazine. She also enjoys writing film reviews, drawing and painting, playing the ukulele, and, of course, reading anything and everything.
Sarah Townley lives in Newcastle-upon-Tyne where she works as a University Administrator. She has a PhD in English Literature from the University of Nottingham and has published essays on the author, Vernon Lee. She now writes fiction and is a keen long-distance runner in her spare time.
Kathleen Trocmet, a native Texan, has sketched, painted, and written stories and poetry during her formative years. Recently retired after 30+ years in the oil and gas industry, she finally can dedicate herself to a career as an artist, writer, and poet.
Mark Tulin is a retired Family Therapist who spends most days writing short stories and poetry at a Santa Barbara coffee shop. His work about offbeat and neglected parts of society has featured in many journals including Family Therapy Magazine, and Fiction on the Web. Find out more about Mark and his poetry chapbook Magical Yogis at his website.
Jane Tulloch has recently retired from the NHS and has discovered the joys of writing fiction instead of the strictly factual reports that she's had to write over the years. She lives with her husband and substantial cat in Edinburgh.
James A. Tweedie has lived in California, Scotland, Australia, Utah, Hawaii and, most recently, in Long Beach, Washington. A poet, composer, photographer, storyteller and retired pastor, he is founder/editor of Dunecrest Press. He has published four novels, two poetry collections and one of short stories. He claims to be an optimist.
D.J. Valentin is a New York City native happily living on the Connecticut coast. She is just now beginning to take her writing seriously.
A Queens boy at heart, Giovanni Alfonso Valentin is a travelling writer who's settled in a small Connecticut town by the water. For now.
Lois Perch Villemaire lives in Annapolis, MD. She traded technical writing for creative writing after a career in local government. She loves yoga, flash fiction, and blogging for annapolisdiscovered.com. Her stories have appeared in Potato Soup Journal, 101 Words, and The Drabble. She can be found on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @loisville.
Bobby Warner is a retired Air Force veteran who worked in Saudi Arabia then returned to the University of SC to get his degree in English before turning to writing. He lives in a small town in SC with his wife Betty, a cat named Lucy, and a writer’s workroom filled with file cabinets, typewriters, computers and books.
Sterling Warner lives in Union, Washington State. His poetry and fiction have appeared in the Flatbush Review, In the Grove,
American Mustard, Chaffey Review, Leaf by Leaf, The Atherton review, Metamorphoses
and others. He has published four collections of poetry: Without Wheels, Shadowcat, Edges, and Rags and Feathers—and a chapbook: Memento Mori Redux.
Courtney Watson is a writer and Associate Professor of English at Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, Virginia. Her writing has appeared in Long Story, Short, Virginia Quarterly Review, Boston Literary Magazine, and more
Jonathan A. Watson was born in Anderson, SC, USA, but now lives in the southern Philippines. A graduate in Communications from Father Saturnino Urios University, he is currently working on an M.A. at the Ateneo de Davao University. His off-campus literary work, Boxing Match, was published in the Philippines Graphic magazine.
Robert Weisser has been writing, editing, and producing print and digital publications in a variety of genres since the days of Smith-Corona. He lives in Baldwin, NY, on the South Shore of Long Island, and is working on a novel that centers on a husband's and father's perspective on modern suburbia.
Arizona resident Yolanda Welch, who writes under the pen name of Yoey B., is a flash fiction writer. She studied English Literature at Louisiana State University. You can find more of her writing at www.yoeyb.com.
Describing himself as "a New Englander trapped on the Suncoast of Florida, hoping for a little snow", Ed N. White was educated at the University of Iowa and the University of Rhode Island. His work has most recently been published by The Scarlet Leaf Review, Wordgathering, Noir Nation, and Fifty-Word Stories.
Aisha Wiley works, writes and lives in the Philadelphia area. She dabbles in short fiction, humor, poetry, and the lyric essay. By day, she is a researcher and development strategist. Non-screen pursuits include bass guitar and mosaic work.
From Victoria, Australia Kate Wilkinson is studying professional writing and hopes to earn money from being published one day.
Dorcas Wilson lives outside Edinburgh and is secretary of the Edinburgh Writers Club. Publishing successes include poetry, articles and stories for Under-7s. Nowadays she mainly focuses on writing Flash Fiction. Dorcas combines her interest in Family History, love of books and writing by reviewing books for WDYTYA? Magazine. Follow her at @FlashDorcas
Kevin Wynhoop lives in Traverse City, Michigan. He divides his time between writing and a variety of art forms, including photography, painting and ceramics.
David Workun has lived in the Detroit area for 72 years, teaching mathematics at high school and community college level. Years ago he published short stories and articles in religious periodicals. After losing his beloved and gentle wife in 2018, he returned to writing as a means of solace and comfort.
As Knowledge Manager for King's College London, Cornish writer Fliss Zakaszewska combines her ability to beat software into submission to enable her to manage documentation for the university with her love of fiction writing. Her first novel is ready for publishing but the title may change, so Watch This Space.
Paige Zimmerman is from Cincinnati, Ohio. To date she has concentrated on writing flash fiction but is currently working on branching out into other kinds of stories.