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About Sam Stone
Award winning 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.
Sam's writing has appeared in many anthologies for poetry and prose. Her first novel was the fulfilment of a lifelong dream. Like all good authors she drew on her own knowledge and passions to write it. 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. 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. Sam also won Best Short Fiction for her story Fool’s Gold which first appeared in the NewCon Press Anthology The Bitten Word.
In 2011 Sam 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 in 2017.
Rights for Sam's first novel Killing Kiss were bought by Verlag Bucheinband lnes Neumann in March 2013 for translation into German. The novel, Todeskuss, was launched in December 2013. Since then Sam sold an original novella, The Darkness Within to AudioGo for Audio and Ebook and has been commissioned by Telos to write several sequels to her hugely successful Steampunk Novella Zombies at Tiffany’s. The audio rights to Zombies At Tiffany’s were subsequently bought by Spokenworld Audio and were made available for download in Halloween 2013. In January 2015 the first novel of her new post-apocalyptic trilogy, Jinx Town - Book 1˗ The Jinx Chronicles, was published by Telos and has been followed by Book 2: Jinx Magic.
An eclectic and skilled prose writer Sam also has a BA (Hons) in English and Writing for Performance and an MA in Creative Writing, which means that she is frequently invited to talk about writing in schools, colleges and universities in the UK. Sam is also frequently invited to appear as a guest at literary events, conventions and Comic Cons in the UK, USA and Canada.
Posing for Picasso, (Wordfire Press – 2017)
Jinx Bound - Book 3 ˗ The Jinx Chronicles, (Telos Publishing - TBA 2017)
Jinx Magic - Book 2 - The Jinx Chronicles, (Telos Publishing – May 2016)
Jaded Jewel: Book 6 The Vampire Gene Series (Telos Publishing, May 2016)
Kat of Green Tentacles, (Telos Publishing ˗ Aug 2015)
Jinx Town - Book 1 - The Jinx Chronicles, (Telos Publishing - Jan 2015)
The Darkness Within - Final Cut, (Telos Publishing - Feb 2014)
Kat On A Hot Tin Airship¸ (Telos Publishing – Aug 2013)
Silent Sand: Book 5 The Vampire Gene Series (The House of Murky Depths – Sept 2012. Republished, Telos Publishing - 2016)
Hateful Heart: Book 4 The Vampire Gene Series (The House of Murky Depths – Sept 2011. Republished, Telos Publishing - 2016)
Demon Dance: Book 3 The Vampire Gene Series (The House of Murky Depths – Sept 2010. Republished, Telos Publishing - 2016)
Futile Flame: Book 2 The Vampire Gene Series (The House of Murky Depths – July 2009. Republished, Telos Publishing - 2016)
Killing Kiss: Book 1 The Vampire Gene Series (The House of Murky Depths – Sept 2008, Republished, Telos Publishing - 2016)
NOVELS IN TRANSLATION
Gabriel: Memoiren eines Vampirs Band 1. (SLH Publishing - Oct 2016)
Todeskuss (Killing Kiss) (Verlag Bucheinband lnes Neumann, Germany - Dec 2013)
And Then There Was Kat, (Telos Publishing, TBA 2017)
Kat and the Pendulum, (Telos Publishing, Nov 2016)
What’s Dead Pussy Kat, (Telos Publishing, Sept 2014)
The Darkness Within, (AudioGo, Oct 2013) Ebook and Large Print Hardback
Zombies at Tiffany’s, (Telos Publishing – Sept 2012)
Cthulhu and Other Monsters, (Telos Publishing – Mar 2017)
Zombies in New York & Other Bloody Jottings (Telos Publishing – Feb 2011)
Freya, The Confessions of Dorian Grey, Audio Play (Big Finish, Nov 2015)
Zombies At Tiffany’s, (Spokenworld Audio, Oct 2013)
The Darkness Within, Novella (AudioGo, Sept 2013) And (Audible, Feb 2014)
Zombies in New York and Other Bloody Jottings, Short Story Collection (AudioGo Oct 2012) and (Audible, Feb 2014)
Walking the Dead, Bonus Short Story in Audio on Zombies in New York, (AudioGo Oct 2012)
Zombies At Tiffany’s, (In pre-production – 2018 TBC)
Script editor – White Witch of Devil’s End, (Reeltime Pictures, Nov 2014)
Writer – Prologue/The Inheritance, White Witch of Devil’s End, (Reeltime Pictures, Nov 2014)
Gingerbread House (First showing– 2018 TBC)
Sacrifice, (Short Fiction Contribution), Through A Mythos Darkly, (PS Publishing, 2017 TBA)
The Curse of the Blue Diamond, (Short Fiction Contribution), The Associates of Sherlock Holmes, (Titan Books – 2017 TBA)
Tell Me No Lies, (Short Fiction Contribution), Heroes of Red Hook, (Golden Goblin Press – 2016 TBA)
Three Sisters, (Short Fiction Contribution), The Black Room Manuscripts 2, (Sinister Horror Company – May 2016)
Breaking Point, (Short Fiction Contribution), The Return of the Old Ones, (Dark Regions Press, 2016 TBA)
The Gold of Roatán, (Short Fiction Contribution) Dread Shadows in Paradise, (Golden Goblin Press May 2016)
Sabellaed, (Short Fiction Contribution) Night’s Nieces, (Immanion Press, Dec 2015)
The Puppet Master, (Short Fiction Contribution) Edge Of Sundown (Chaosium,) Feb 2016.
Survival of the Fittest, (Short Fiction Contribution - with David J Howe) Flesh Like Smoke (April Moon Press, Jul 2015)
Fallout, (Short Fiction Contribution) Atomic Age Cthulhu, (Chaosium, May 2015)
Cecile, (Short Fiction Contribution), Tales from the Female Perspective, (Chinbeard Books, May 2015.
The Curse of Guangxu, (Short Fiction Contribution) The Mammoth Book of Sherlock Holmes Abroad (Constable and Robinson, April 2015)
Acluaphobia: The Promise, (Short Fiction Contribution) Phobophobias (Western Legends, Dec 2014)
The Book of the Gods, (Short Fiction Contribution), Wicked Women, (Fox Spirit Books, Oct 2014)
The Vessel, (Short Fiction Contribution) The Dark Rites of Cthulhu (April Moon Press, April 2014)
Sonar City, (Short fiction Contribution) Eldritch Chrome (Chaosium, Dec 2013)
The Jealous Sea, (Short Fiction Contribution) Terror Tales of The Seaside, (Gray Friar Press, Oct 2013)
The Last Resort, (Short Fiction Contribution) Fear the Reaper (Crystal Lake Publishing, Oct 2013)
Urban Wolf, ¬(Short Fiction Contribution) Demonologia Biblica (Western Legends Publishing, Feb 2013)
Imogen, (Short Fiction Contribution) The Best of British Fantasy 2013, (Salt Publishing, June 2013)
Imogen, (Short Fiction Contribution) Siblings Collection (Hersham Horror, Sept 2012)
Chillers and Breathers, (Short Fiction Contribution) The Hammer Out Book of Ghosts (Fantom Films, Jan 2012)
Immortal Monster, (Short Fiction Contribution) The Hammer Out Book of Ghosts (Fantom Films, Jan 2012)
The Toymaker’s House (Short Fiction Contribution) Full Fathom Forty (British Fantasy Society, Sept 2011)
Walking the Dead (Short Fiction Contribution) BFS Journal Spring 2011 (British Fantasy Society, March 2011)
Fool’s Gold (Short Fiction Contribution) The Bitten Word (NewCon Press – March 2010)
Tanith Lee Tribute, Night’s Nieces, (Immanion Press Nov 2015)
Book Club The Many Coloured Land, SFX Magazine, Issue No 253. Autumn 2014
The Boxes, (Childhood Memory Piece) Welsh Celebrity Ghost Stories (Bradwell Books, Sep 2014)
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It’s the final showdown between heroes and darkness in the Old West. And boy, howdy . . . it’s a doozy! Humans versus monsters. Supernatural beings versus greater evils. We even throw in a dinosaur or two for fun. Come explore the untold myths of the west, one more time!
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Did you know Death was a girl?
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The fear of death is as real as you and I.
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No one is safe from the Reaper!
For your reading pleasure, we have assembled the following souls to share with you their grave stories: Gary A. Braunbeck, Joe McKinney, Rick Hautala, Gary Fry, Ross Warren, Marty Young, Stephen Bacon, Dean M Drinkel, Richard Thomas, Sam Stone, Eric S Brown, Mark Sheldon, Steve Lockley, Robert S. Wilson, Jeremy C Shipp, Jeff Strand, Lawrence Santoro, E.C. McMullen Jr., Rena Mason, John Kenny, and Taylor Grant. And even a bit of poetic justice from Adam Lowe.
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A French nobleman from the 15th Century.
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