H. S. Stone

Biography

Even before he could read, H.S. Stone wanted to write a book. Fascinated by the stories that seemed to leap from his kindergarten teacher's books, he went home and wrote his own book, with illustrations and bound by staples. Of course, since he didn't know how to read or write yet, the book was full of gibberish.

Undaunted, H.S. eventually mastered the ABC's and continued to write throughout his grade school years, adolescence, and into adulthood. His publications include novels aimed at Young Adult and Middle Grade readers as well as several short stories. He currently lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Books

Believe Me
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,600. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
What if you could see into the future, but no one believed you? When Cassie was six years old, she discovered that she had the gift of prophecy. But with that gift came a curse. No one believed her predictions. Ten years later, she falls in love, but her prophecies about their relationship take a dangerous turn. Are her visions of the future doomed to come to pass, or can she change their fate?
Courage
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,290. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Damsels in distress? Meek girls in pretty dresses? You won’t find them here! These three YA fantasy tales prove that heroism comes in different packages. Don’t underestimate the courage inside anyone.
Rescue
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,390. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
For the first time in memory, there is peace with the Outsiders. Claire and Shaun head to Half Moon Bay to deliver greetings and gifts to seal the peace treaty with the tribe that lives there. The mission goes smoothly at first, but events take a turn for the worse. Claire soon finds that it’s not just peace that is at risk. She faces the possibility of losing what’s most important to her.
All That Remains of Me
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,730. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
During a routine drive to dinner with her parents, sixteen-year-old Annie Walker’s car is struck by a pickup truck. The resulting accident kills her parents and leaves Annie unconscious. When she wakes up, she thinks she’s in a hospital, but the truth is far stranger. Annie has been downloaded into a computer.
Spectral Tales
Price: Free! Words: 62,870. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Anthology
Whether they are spirits of the departed or figments of an overactive imagination, ghosts are a staple in fiction. Storytellers have portrayed ghosts as scary, friendly, or annoying across many genres. Now, eight authors offer their own interpretations of ghosts through a collection of short stories that will appeal to fans of horror, fantasy, or young adult fiction.
Transmissions
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,380. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Charlie picks up unusual transmissions on his grandfather's old radio. Every morning and every evening, a woman’s deep, monotonous voice recites a series of seemingly random numbers. The numbers change every day, and Charlie can’t figure out what they mean. As he and his best friend, Jenny, unravel the mystery behind the messages, Charlie realizes he has a bigger problem on his hands.
Search
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,120. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
After returning from her last run, Claire receives shocking information about the Outsiders that goes against what she has believed her entire life. The mayor tasks her with a mission that will take her into Outsider territory, but her Protector, Shaun, is reluctant to accompany her. He later relents because the Outsiders may hold the answer to a question that has plagued him for seven years.
A House in the Woods
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,080. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Dystopian fiction meets fairy tale re-tellings in this collection of three short stories based on "Hansel and Gretel", "Little Red Riding Hood", and "The Elves and the Shoemaker."
Celestial
Price: Free! Words: 69,750. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Anthology, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Ten YA authors have come together to explore the impact the appearance of a comet can have on a life, a relationship… or an entire world.
Protect
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,410. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Claire is a Driver, tasked with helping to transport items between walled cities shielded from the Outside. The mayor asks her and her Protector, Shaun, to bring back precious cargo from Sacramento. Despite taking many precautions, Claire and the big rig truck she accompanies fall into a trap set by the Outsiders. Claire is all that stands between the Outsiders and the cargo she has to protect.
Keep Your Enemies Close
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,380. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
With the aliens' arrival, Lia signs up to protect her town, but when the invaders attack, Lia and her comrades are helpless to stop them. After the attack, she discovers that several of the townspeople, including her family, were abducted. Despite Lia’s pleading, no one wants to save those taken by the aliens. Desperate to rescue her family, Lia turns to the only source of help she can find.
Through a Tangled Wood
Price: Free! Words: 62,020. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
A variety of writers come together to twist traditional fairy tales into unusual and mysterious stories. From Beauty and the Beast, to Hansel and Gretel, to the Ugly Duckling, these stories will be sure to pull you into a fantastical world of princes, romance, and maybe a little science fiction.
Drive
Price: Free! Words: 5,200. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
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Claire knows only a world where most of humanity lives inside sparsely populated cities protected from the Outside by guarded walls. She is a new Driver whose job is to transport items between these cities. Her first run takes her through the dangerous land of the Outsiders, where she and her protector must evade their pursuers in a chase across miles of barren wasteland with no hope of help.
Beyond New Eden
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,260. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
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Eve 142 has lived her entire life in the domed city of New Eden, home to the only surviving humans after the War. Like all of the inhabitants of New Eden, Eve 142 is a clone. Eve's predictable existence changes when she causes a tragic accident to befall another clone. As retribution, she and her counterpart, Adam 142, are banished to the Wastelands, where they learn the truth about their world.
In the Hands of Children
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,620. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
The H5N1 virus was the deadliest disease in the history of mankind. Not only did it spread rapidly, reaching every corner of the globe, but it also resulted in an inconceivable 100% mortality rate among adults. All that remains of humanity is a handful of "immune" children. Except that they aren't truly immune. The virus lurks in their bodies, ready to strike when they reach maturity.
George and the Galactic Games
You set the price! Words: 50,230. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
George is the new kid in school. He also recently lost his father to a heart attack. In order to cheer him up, George’s mother takes him on a camping trip. That’s when their troubles really begin. Extraterrestrials abduct both mother and son. Now George finds himself an unwilling participant in a series of galactic games against an alien species... with his life in the balance.

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