Samantha Storey was born in New York and raised in London, England. She has lived in Seattle since 1995 and works for a literary arts organization. Samantha started writing on her eighth birthday when she received a diary covered with glittered hearts and filled with rainbow-colored paper. (Being a child of the ’70s she had many rainbow things.) Since then she has always kept a journal (they‘re plainer looking now). In her writing she likes to explore the unexamined, from the way an old lady’s stocking fallen around her ankle looks absurdly sexy to the hundreds of different varieties of Cornflakes.