Del Stone Jr. is a professional science fiction/horror writer. He is known primarily for his work in the contemporary horror field, but has also published science fiction. Del's stories, poetry and scripts have appeared in numerous publications such as Amazing Stories, Eldritch Tales, and Bantam-Spectra's Full Spectrum.
Del's novel, Dead Heat, won the 1996 International Horror Guild's award for best first novel and was a runnerup for the Bram Stoker award. His work has appeared in anthologies that later went on to win the Stoker Award and the World Fantasy Award. Del has also been a semifinalist for the Nebula and Writers of the Future awards. As of early 2002 he was working on two novels, and a host of short stories are due to see print over the ensuing two years.
Del works for a newspaper, where he is the assistant managing editor. He also writes a magazine column. He has won numerous awards for his work, and in 1986 was named Florida's best columnist in his circulation division by the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors. He is active in the community. He also participates in book signings and awareness campaigns, and is a frequent guest on local television and radio programs.
As an addendum, Del is single, bowls, plays tennis, can tie the stem of a cocktail cherry in a knot with his tongue, and carries a permanent scar on his chest after having been shot there with a paintball gun. He was born in Portland, Ore., in 1955, but doesn't look a day over 64.
Biography provided by the author, February 2002