The Crime Writers' Association

Samantha Lee Howe

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Samantha Lee Howe began her professional writing career in 2007 and has been working as a freelance writer for small, medium and large publishers, predominately writing horror and fantasy under the pen name Sam Stone. This body of work includes 13 novels 5 novellas, 3 collections, over 40 short stories, an audio drama and a Doctor Who spin-off drama that went to DVD.

Samantha’s breakaway debut thriller, THE STRANGER IN OUR BED, was bought by HarperCollins and will be released in their One More Chapter imprint on 14 February 2020 (Digital) and 16 April 2020 (Paperback).

A former high school English and Drama teacher, Samantha has a BA (Hons) in English and Writing for Performance, an MA in Creative Writing and a PGCE in English.

Samantha lives in Lincolnshire with her husband David and their two cats Leeloo and Skye. She is the proud mother of a lovely daughter called Linzi.

Books by Samantha Lee Howe

  • The Stranger In Our Bed


  • Posing for Picasso (As Sam Stone)