The Flashers

The Flash Fiction Forum has been fortunate to feature a talented group of writers. Their voices are diverse and together their stories form a kaleidoscopic view of our communities.

We are currently collecting the Bio’s of our past writers. For now we have a few to share with you:

Allison Landa is a writer of fiction and memoir who earned an MA from St. Mary’s College of California. She is represented by Miriam Altshuler of Miriam Altshuler Literary Agency. Stalk her online at

Byddi Lee grew up in Armagh, Ireland, and studied Biology at Queen’s University in Belfast. Her publications include the short story, Death of a Seannachai, and the novel March to November.
She is currently writing her second novel, a science fiction story set in a future where the earth’s icecaps have melted and Armagh is the capital of Ireland.

Besides being a novelist, Byddi is also a Master Gardener. She writes a blog on life as an Irish gardener and traveler living in California called, “We didn’t come here for the grass.” She also gives talks and classes on gardening.

Kevin Sharp is a New Mexico native who currently teaches high school creative writing in Palo Alto. He is the author of two award winning short stories, as well as the YA novel After Dakota. His work has also appeared on The Weeklings, 100 Word Story, in Bookmarks magazine. While he has technically grown up, Kevin has yet to outgrow Looney Tunes, Star Wars, or comic books.

Jon Sindell writes prose of every length, essays, and humor. His long-story collection, Family Happiness, was published in 2016; his flash-fiction collection, The Roadkill Collection, in 2014. Jon practiced law for twenty-plus years, with an emphasis on civil rights litigation, and is now a full-time personal humanities tutor. He curates the reading series Rolling Writers, and lives in San Francisco with his wife and near his fledglings. Much of his writing appears at

Ken Weisner lives in Santa Cruz and teaches writing at De Anza College in Cupertino where he edits Red Wheelbarrow. For fifteen years, Ken edited Quarry West out of Porter College, UCSCHis most recent collection of poems is Anything on Earth (2010, Hummingbird Press). His work has been featured on Sam Hamill’s “Poets Against the War” website, in The Music Lovers Poetry Anthology (Persea, 2007), and on The Writer’s Almanac (2010), as well as in Wilma Chandler’s “Willing Suspension Armchair Theater” productions of Lost and Found: The Literature of Fathers and Sons—in recent editions of the Chicago Quarterly Review, Porter Gulch Review, DMQ Review, Phren-Z—and 2015 editions of Perfume River Poetry Review and Monterey Poetry Review.

Tarn Wilson is the author of the memoir The Slow Farm. Her essays appear in BrevityDefunct, Gulf StreamHarvard Divinity BulletinRiver TeethRuminateSouth Loop Review, and The Sun, among othersShe is a graduate of the Rainier Writing Workshop and teaches in the San Francisco Bay Area.

2 thoughts on “The Flashers”

  1. Despite my being a developing writer,it is my hope to submit something noteworthy to your forum, on October 14, 2015 at The Works in San Jose.

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