A graduate of Stanford and Harvard, Gene Stone is a former Peace Corps volunteer (Niger 1974-1976), screenwriter, television producer, and journalist as well as a book, magazine, and newspaper editor for such companies as the Los Angeles Times, California, Esquire, Harcourt Brace, and Simon & Schuster.
Gene has also ghostwritten more than thirty books (many of which were national bestsellers) for a diverse lot of people including theoretical physicist Steven Hawking, Yahoo! Chief Solutions Officer Tim Sanders, CNN Executive Vice-president Gail Evans, and vegan firefighter Rip Esselstyn.
He has written several titles under his own name as well, including the national bestseller, The Bush Survival Bible and The Watch (the definitive book on the wristwatch). He lives in New York City.