Jackie Bee

The Best Deal, flash fiction, Issue 36, September 1, 2016

Birthday? 1981

When did you start writing? I’ve written short stories as a child (cute stuff like how Soviet children got kidnapped by aliens and started a revolution on an alien planet). Then I took a break, and only began to seriously write in my early thirties (around 2012).

When and what and where did you first get published? My short story "Hallo" was published by Sanitarium in 2013.
What themes do you like to write about? All kinds of themes in Sci Fi, literary and horror genres. 
What books and/or stories have most resonated with you as an author? Why? How do these stories and their characters find expression in your work? I tend to like post-apocalyptic and dystopian fiction (such as 1984, The Handmaid's Tale, The Day of the Triffids, to name a few). Naturally, the 'end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it' topic appeared in some of my stories.

Born and raised in Russia, Jackie Bee lives in Israel now, with her husband and two children. Her fiction has appeared in Sanitarium, Phobos, Kzine, Fiction Vortex, and Literary Hatchet, among other publications. She can be found online at https://www.facebook.com/jackie.bee.3785