Samantha Payne holds an MFA in Creative
Writing with an emphasis in Fiction from Northern Arizona University. She is
the author of the new-adult-romance novel Maleficium and her short stories have been
featured in Alt Hist, Flash Fiction Magazine, The
Dirty Pool, Donut Factory, Entropy, Gravel and Story Shack.
She was the fiction and visual arts editor for Thin Air Magazine, and is
an active publishing assistant for the speculative fiction magazine, Bards
and Sages Quarterly.