Barry Stone began his writing career in 1998 as an occasional contributor of destinational travel stories for the Brisbane Courier Mail and Sydney's Sun-Herald newspaper, and has since continued to find publication in many of Australia's premier travel magazines including Vacations & Travel, Get Up & Go! and Australian Traveller.
He went on to become a contributing author for a string of illustrative reference books including America: The Complete Story (Global Book Publishing, 2001), Historica: 1,000 Years of Our Lives and Times (Millennium House, 2006), HOME: Design &Architecture from Prehistory to Today (Millennium House, 2006), Geologica (Millennium House, 2007), and the critically-acclaimed EARTH (Millennium House, 2008).
His first title as sole author was I Want to Be Alone (Murdoch Books, 2010), a history of the world's most famous and not-so-famous recluses both secular and religious; History's Greatest Headlines (Murdoch Books, 2010 with James Inglis); and Mutinies: Shocking Real-Life Stories of Subversion at Sea (Murdoch Books, 2011).
In between books he has worked as a contributing author on several of the popular "1001" titles for UK publisher Quintessence including 1001 Inventions that Changed the World (2009), 1001 Escapes to Make Before You Die (2009) and 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die (2011). Meanwhile the books have kept coming with The Diggers' Menagerie (Harper Collins,
2012) and Scandalous: The Outrageous Behaviour of Sports Stars (Hardie Grant, 2012), which has also been published in the United Kingdom.