Photo of Samantha Mayotte in 2018 I am Samantha Mayotte, horror and dark fantasy author, writer, and sometimes-podcaster. I write in a few genres (and often refer to myself as a jack-of-all-trades writer), but horror/dark fantasy has always been my favorite, as well as the one I’m most prolific in, and the one I find the most catharsis in. I also write young adult fiction and romance (mostly paranormal romance). Currently there’s not too¬† much out there in anything other than my horror/speculative writing, though my young adult is some of my favorite writing. While I’ve got a few short stories floating out in the world, longer-form fiction is where my heart really is. I just don’t love writing short stories the same way I love writing novels and novellas.