Simone (aka Kariss Stone) has always been a romantic, and knew from an early age creative writing was a passion she wanted to pursue. She loves everything about love and writing so naturally enough romance had to be her writing genre.
Simone lives on the Central Coast of NSW with her beautiful man of twenty-four years who accepts all her flaws, and thankfully does all the cooking because she hates cooking!
Her other love is their little cat Ralphy-boy, who’s the apple of their eye and puts a big smile on her face when she’s having a bad day – she’s sure all animals lovers can relate to that. Ralph loves camping on canvas shopping bags, and seems to find new sleeping spots every day – on top of a pile of clothes, in the linen press, on art paper, behind the TV amongst the cables, on top of suitcases or wide armchair arms, just to name a few. They even found him sleeping in a backpack!
When she’s not writing, Simone is an animal and environmental activist who’s saddened by all the animal and environmental cruelty in the world and does whatever she can to help, whether it’s attending protests, or donating monthly to various charities, planting trees for koala habitat, or sending submissions to parliament against proposed bills that are detrimental to animals, the environment, or people. She’s a member of the Animal Justice Party Central Coast group and has set up a Greenpeace community group on the Central Coast.
Having appreciation for a good sex scene, Simone likes to write racy and steamy stories under her pen name of Kariss Stone. Also drawn to the flawed hero or heroine who struggle with their inner demons, she writes contemporary romance under her pen name of Simone Angela.
Simone is absolutely crazy about cats! And would love to have a cat rescue centre when she retires.