Ray Stone

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Ray Stone
Crime and Mystery
Sci Fi/Fantasy
Art and Photography
United Kingdom

Ray Stone is an accomplished author with a variety of published works to his name. Born just outside London in 1946, he grew up in post-war Britain during a period of depression and ration books, bombed-out housing, and BBC radio. At school, he won a writing competition at the age of eleven and later in his teens widened his interest in the arts. At the age of eighteen, he began writing poetry and lyrics whilst studying at college. Two years later Ray worked in theatre as a technician with many orchestras' and artists including the London Philharmonic, London Symphony, Mantovani, The original Doyle Carte Opera Company, Harlequin Ballet, Joan Baez, Jimmy Hendrix, Oscar Peterson and worked on local shows such as My Fair Lady, Camelot and West Side Story. His poetry won first place in 1998 in an international internet poetry competition with 'Angry Silence.' Moving to Colchester in the same year he wrote a full-page article about the historical significance of the locale and was published with a by-line in the local press. Whilst writing his first novel Ray returned to writing lyrics and teamed up with a local composer. Together they produced and recorded five blues numbers. A book of poetry, LIFE OVER A CUP OF TEA,' was published in 2011. Ray's first novel, 'THE TROJAN TOWERS,' was published in 2005. A second political thriller, the first of the Enda Osin Mysteries, 'ISIA'S SECRET,' was published in September 2013. The next in the series, 'TWISTED WIRE,' was published in September 2014. In 2015 Ray published a follow-on to The Trojan Towers, a chase thriller entitled CRATE OF LIES. LITTLE GEMS - a book of short stories was published in 2019 and ANGRY SILENCE, his second poetry book was published in April 2019. LOST IN TRANSIT, his third poetry book was published in December 2020. A bio, 'A DRIVEN LIFE,' that has taken over a year to write with co-author Gavin Smits will be published in Spring 2021. Currently, he is working on another Enda Osin thriller, CZECH TO ORDER, due late 2021. All of his works are available in E version, print, and shortly on audio too. Ray moved to the USA in 2003 and married and has since retired from a successful landscape design business. He now lives in Cyprus. He continues to write every day and is also an accomplished professional photographer. His favourite saying is - "It's not a good story 'til somebody dies." He loves readers to write a review of his work.