Samantha Winston is the pen name for Jennifer Macaire, an American freelance writer/illustrator. She was born in Kingston, NY and lived in Samoa, California, and the Virgin Islands before moving to France. She attended Parsons School of Design for fine art, and Palm Beach Junior College for art and English literature. She worked for five years as a model for Elite. Married to a handsome and sensual man who is also a professional polo player, she has three children.
After settling in France, she started writing full time and published short stories in such magazines as Polo Magazine, PKA's Advocate, The Bear Deluxe, Nuketown, The Eclipse, Anotherealm, Linnaean Street, Inkspin, Literary Potpourri, Mind Caviar and the Vestal Review. One of her short stories was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. In June 2002 she won the 3AM/Harper Collins flash fiction contest for her story "There are Geckos".