The Short Version!
Hayley Stone has lived her entire life in sunny California where the weather is usually perfect and nothing as exciting as a robot apocalypse ever happens. When not reading or writing, she freelances as an editor, falls in love with video game characters, and analyzes buildings for velociraptor entry points. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in German from California State University, Sacramento.
She is the author of the Machinations series.
The Long(er) Version!
Hayley Stone is a writer who lives in Rocklin, California. She graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor’s degree in history—a subject she believes offers a wealth of story inspiration as well as a powerful look into what makes us human.
While at CSUS, she had the pleasure of studying under award-winning poet, Joshua McKinney, who introduced her to a love of poetry, and taught her the value of precise language. Her blank verse poem, “Cinderella Comes Out of Egypt,” was published in the 2014 Calaveras Station Literary Journal, and her free verse poem, “On the Reservation,” appeared in the 2015 edition.
Her debut adult sci-fi, Machinations, released from Hydra/Random House on July 26th, 2016 and was selected as one of Amazon’s Best Sci-fi & Fantasy Books for 2016. Its sequel, Counterpart, also released that same year and was chosen as a Best Sci-fi & Fantasy Book of the Month for October.
With an eye for detail and a passion for storytelling, Hayley has contributed to manuscripts such as The Paper Magician series (47North) by Charlie N. Holmberg, and Inconceivable (Curiosity Quills) by Tegan Wren. She has served as a judge for the NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge, a mentor during Pitch Wars, and is currently an acquiring editor for the Romance imprint of Anaiah Press.
Hayley loves to hear from readers and writers.