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Sam Stone

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Full Name: Sam Stone
Born: October 15, 1965
Occupation: Writer, Poet
Nationality: English


Author and poet Sam Stone began writing aged 11 after reading her first adult fiction book, The Collector by John Fowles. "I'd never read anything like it. It was terrifying - but so exciting... that's when I realised I liked to be scared," she admits.

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.

The youngest of seven children, Sam struggled to find her own space and is a self-confessed bookworm. "I always have a book on the go," says Sam. "It's my time. Life wouldn't be the same if I couldn't chill sometimes with a good book. It's where I learnt about life, long before I lived it."

Sam's writing has appeared in six anthologies for poetry and prose under the name Samantha Paige. Her first novel, Gabriele Caccini - The Vampire Gene Book 1 (as Paigan Stone), was the fulfillment 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 Gabriele Caccini was re-edited and republished by The House of Murky Depths as Killing Kiss. The sequel, Futile Flame, went on to become a finalist in the same awards for 2009. It has recently been announced that Futile Flame has been nominated for The British Fantasy Society Award for Best Novel 2010.

Book Credits:

Killing Kiss, Book 1 The Vampire Gene, (The House of Murky Depths - Sept 2008)
Futile Flame, Book 2 The Vampire Gene, (The House of Murky Depths - July 2009)
Demon Dance, Book 3 The Vampire Gene, (The House of Murky Depths - Summer 2010)

Further Credits:

Editor - Hines Sight (The autobiography of one of Britain's Favorite Sons) by Frazer Hines. (December 2009)

"Fool's Gold" Short Fiction Contribution - The Bitten Word (NewCon Press - March 2010)

Sam is currently working on a screenplay for Killing Kiss, an anthology of short stories, a new young adult series and a supernatural crime series for adults.

Bio and photo courtesy of David Howe.

Works in the WWEnd Database

 Vampire Gene Trilogy

 1. (2008)
 2. (2009)
 3. (2010)