Jennifer Macaire is an American freelance writer/illustrator. She was born in Kingston, New York 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 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, 3 am Magazine, 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." Her story "Islands" will appear in the anthology A Dictionary of Failed Relationships published by Three River's Press, an imprint of Penguin Putnam, in June 2003.
Jennifer has written a series of seven fiction novels based on the life of Alexander the Great the First. Time for Alexander published by Jacobyte Books in April 2002 is an EPPIE finalist for 2003. Her science fiction novel Virtual Murder will be published by Novel Books, Inc. in March 2003, and Angels On Crusade, a fiction novel about the ill-fated eighth crusade, will appear in October 2003. The Promise, a science fiction book for young adults, will be published by Double Dragon Books in 2003.
Her illustrations have appeared in many magazines and most recently in a children's book Christmas Stars, by Rita Toews, available at Books Unbound.
Under a pen name, Samantha Winston, she writes for Ellora's Cave. The Argentine Lover will follow her first novel A Grand Passion in January 2003.
by an amazing premise and unique, yet genuine characters, Virtual
Murder is a high-tech read you won't want to end!