Samantha Malay was born in Berlin, Germany and grew up in rural eastern Washington State. She is a theatrical wardrobe technician by trade, a writer and a mixed-media artist. Samantha is inspired by the plant kingdom and her collection of vintage textiles and old postcards. She works with reclaimed fabric, travel ephemera and beeswax to create new textures and patterns. Her artwork is available at Garden Essentia and Royal Mansion Gallery, both in Seattle, Washington. Her poem/collage “Rimrock Ranch” was exhibited at Core Gallery in Seattle in January 2017, and a series of her mixed-media images was published in the September 2017 issue of The Grief Diaries. Her poems have been featured in The RavensPerch, Sheila-Na-Gig, and Burningword Literary Journal.