KILLING KISS has been sold for translation in Germany. And as you can imagine I'm absolutely thrilled. What's truly exciting is that I will be going to Germany for a tour and launch later in the year also.
Here is the press release telling you all about my exciting news:
GERMAN DEAL FOR SAM STONE
Gunter Olschowsky, Commissioning Editor for Verlag Bucheinband lnes
Neumann, based in Heidenau in Saxony, has acquired German rights to Sam
Stone’s award-winning vampire novel Killing Kiss.
The book was
published in the UK by the House of Murky Depths in 2008, and is the
first in a series of acclaimed novels collectively known as The Vampire
Olschowsky said of this deal: ‘In Germany, vampires are
very popular. Customers, and especially young readers, can’t get enough
books about them. Sam Stone has specialized very successfully in
vampires and has yet to be discovered in Germany. Bucheinband are proud
to introduce Sam Stone to the German book market and to offer German
fans another “black pearl” author in this genre. Bucheinband believe
that Ms Stone will become a valuable asset to every German fantasy book
‘I’m looking forward immensely to working with
Gunter and Bucheinband,’ said Stone. ‘I love Germany, and can’t wait to
visit to help promote the title to German readers and fans.’
Bucheinband intend to launch Killing Kiss (German title: KillerKuss) at the Frankfurt Book Fair in the autumn.
Killing Kiss won the silver award for Best Horror Novel in ForeWord
Magazine’s Book of the Year competition, and Stone’s subsequent novels
and short stories have gained her much acclaim, including winning the
British Fantasy Award. She holds an MA in Creative Writing and is a
noted public speaker and lecturer. Stone’s website is at www.sam-stone.com.