Award winning horror and fantasy author Sam Stone began writing aged 11 after reading her first adult fiction book, The Collector by John Fowles. Her love of horror fiction began soon afterwards when she stayed up late one night with her sister to watch Christopher Lee in the classic Hammer film, Dracula. Since then she’s been a huge fan of vampire movies and novels old and new.
Stone's writing has appeared in many anthologies for poetry and prose. The novel won the Silver Award for Best Horror Novel in ForeWord Magazine's book of the year awards in 2007.
In September 2008 the novel was re-edited and republished by The House of Murky Depths as KILLING KISS. Two of the sequels, FUTILE FLAME and DEMON DANCE went on to become finalists in the same awards for 2009/2010. Both novels were later Shortlisted for The British Fantasy Society Awards for Best Novel and DEMON DANCE won the award for Best Novel in 2011. Stone also won Best Short Fiction for her story FOOL'S GOLD which first appeared in the NewCon Press Anthology THE BITTEN WORD but was later republished in Stone's own best selling collection ZOMBIES IN NEW YORK AND OTHER BLOODY JOTTINGS. This story also received an Honourable Mention in Anthology Editor Ellen Datlow's yearly roundup. Further novels in the Vampire Gene Series were HATEFUL HEART and SILENT SAND.
In 2011 Stone was commissioned by Reeltime Pictures to write a monologue for their talking heads style DOCTOR WHO spin-off, WHITE WITCH OF DEVIL'S END. She was also co-script editor with David J Howe. White Witch, starring Damaris Hayman, will be released on DVD for Chirstmas 2017.
Since then Stone sold an original novella, THE DARKNESS WITHIN (Later released as paperback by Telos) to AudioGo (Now on Audible) and her horror collection ZOMBIES IN NEW YORK was also commissioned as an audio.
Telos Publishing asked Stone to write sequels to her hugely successful Steampunk Novella ZOMBIES AT TIFFANY'S, after the audio rights were subsequently bought by Spokenworld for Halloween 2013. Stone’s much loved heroine, Kat Lightfoot, returned to the printed page in September 2013 in KAT ON A HOT TIN AIRSHIP, followed by WHAT'S DEAD PUSSYKAT (Sept 2014), KAT OF GREEN TENTACLES (2015) and KAT AND THE PENDULUM (2016). A planned sixth book in this series. AND THEN THERE WAS KAT, is due for release sometime in 2017.
Stone also has a Science Fiction/Epic Horror trilogy called THE JINX CHRONICLES. Book 1 - JINX TOWN was published in 2015, followed by JINX MAGIC in 2016. The third book, JINX BOUND, is expected to be out sometime in 2017.
In April 2015, Stone was invited to join the team of presenters at Lincoln University’s community radio, SirenFM, and she has since launched her own radio show THE STONE TAPES, which has a variety of guests and explores genre literature, music and film, for an hour once a month.
Stone’s Award winning Vampire Gene series was reprinted by Telos in 2015 and a sixth novel JADED JEWEL
Stone has written over 40 short stories, 15 novels, several novellas, and has diversified into writing plays for audio, stage and screen.
An eclectic and skilled prose writer Stone also has a BA (Hons) in English and Writing for Performance and an MA in Creative Writing, which means that she is often invited to talk about writing in schools, colleges and universities in the UK. Stone is also frequently invited to appear as a guest at literary events, conventions and Comic Cons in the UK, USA and Canada.