Stephanie Sparks

Biography

Stephanie Sparks would make a terrible final girl. She hates camping and would definitely run back into the house to save the dog. Oddly enough, she writes a horror web series called Final Girl. She also likes writing about celebrities who have to kill each other on a tropical island. She survives in the frozen wasteland that is Edmonton, Alberta with her husband and one kooky cat. When she’s not reading, writing, or ranking her favorite 1980s movie soundtracks, she lets her imagination run wild.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I started writing around age 12. Before then, I was exercising my imagination by crafting stories and drawing pictures. As a kid, I never thought of it as writing or that doing something I loved could be a "career" until my sixth grade teacher praised me for a choose-your-own-adventure story I wrote about a boy living next-door to a vampire (I hadn't yet seen Fright Night). But Mr. M.'s words on my paper changed my life: "You could sell this!"
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't remember exactly the first story I ever read, but I do remember one of the first horror stories ever read to me, and by my mom. She borrowed several Halloween-themed books from the library for us and read from one of those books (which I believe was Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark) a story about a man who marries a woman who refuses to remove the ribbon around her neck. Then one night while she's sleeping, he unties it to see what the big deal is and (SPOILER) her head rolls off.

Though medically and supernaturally there's no way a ribbon can hold anyone's head on their neck, this story has haunted me ever since. It was the M. Night Shyamalan twist ending before M. Night! My sister and I still talk about it 20 years later and wonder why our mom read it to us (she doesn't remember anything about it, of course).
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Where to find Stephanie Sparks online


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Books

Final Girl Part III
Pre-release—available October 3, 2017. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,660. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
“Jess Kendall. So you’re back. Like a bad sequel.” It's all too true—Jess and her friends return for a family reunion when her axe murderer father calls her back home. But in the little town where tragedy struck too early in her life, Jess uncovers a much greater evil at work.
Final Girl Part II
Series: Final Girl. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,350. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Final girl Jess Kendall is back as the hunt continues for the next Unholy Seven killer.... Mad scientist Robbie Pendleton III saw something bad when he escaped from the prison van—something that shook him to his rotten core. He won't stop running from it, but he can't run from his sick compulsion to play god....
Final Girl
Series: Final Girl. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,910. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
When a terrorist group of killers known as the "Unholy Seven" escape custody, final girl Jess Kendall becomes their main target. To survive the onslaught of horrifying maniacs, deadly slashers, and unspeakable monsters, lone wolf Jess must learn how to play nice with others—and hopefully not get her new friends killed in the process.
Bridezilla vs. the Monsters
Price: Free! Words: 1,390. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(5.00)
When a disgruntled former bridesmaid breaks open the gates of hell and unleashes a firestorm of monsters, what else is a blushing bride to do? Grab her axe and rally her troops (er, bridesmaids) of course! You are cordially invited to. . .Bridezilla vs. the Monsters!
Fury
Price: Free! Words: 7,630. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.00)
In this short story by Stephanie Sparks, an introverted woman becomes hell-bent on revenge after meeting a girl who avenges wronged women.
Killer Celebrity Island
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,430. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A group of celebrities-including an actress out of rehab, a hot-tempered football star, a reality show spitfire, and a punk rocker with a bloody past-are taken to an island and given a chance to play a game to win $300 billion. The catch? There can only be one winner and everyone else must die. It's a last-one-standing, winner-take-all, knock-down, drag-out survival-of-the-fittest celebrity.

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