SR Staley
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Reason magazine calls
St. Nic, Inc. a "comic thriller"!

Writing in the January 2015 issue of Reason magazine, Books Editor Jesse Walker notes that when the pattern of financial transactions mirrors that of a international drug cartel, "a bona fide War on Christmas begins." Staley draws on his experience a frequent contributor to the public affairs magazine and his work as an economist at Florida State University  to describe "NP Enterprises, an Arctic software firm and toy distribution network run by one Nicole Klaas. Nicole, the fourth Klaas to run the family business, relies heavily on the skills of the world's little people, for whom the company's polar community is a haven against the discrimination they face down south."

"The best part of [St. Nic, Inc.] was when [SR Staley] was describing the history and inner workings of the company. You could feel the warm glow of price and excitement emanating from the pages. Fictional novels are meant to take readers on a whild, speculative ride, and St. Nic, Inc. achieves that--and doesn't even need a flying reindeer draw sleigh to do so." Eduardo Aduna, 


"Staley is an economics professor at Florida State University, so the depiction of NP Enterprises' business practices are accurate and realistic....
St. Nic, Inc. is a fast paced thriller that explores government overreach, technology's role in society, and what it means to do 'good'." Jim Booth, Scholars & Rogues

"Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, but I'm sorry to report he's a multinational corporation and the government is out to shut him down! That's the delightful premise of SR Staley's
St. Nic, Inc. While protecting the reader's belief in Santa (sort of), Staley challenges our faith that government is here to protect us from evil corporations and asks us to consider our own prejudices toward little people. Well written with an exciting plot, this is a sure-thing stocking stuffer." Robert Lawson, Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University

Watch the official St. Nic, Inc. book trailer here.

St. Nic, Inc. reached #4 on's kindle ebook ranking
under "suspense" and #6 under "thriller!

The Pirate of Panther Bay reached 
#1 on's 
kindle ebook ranking under "sword & sorcery"
and #4 under "adventure" in September 2014

Watch the official The Pirate of Panther Bay book trailer here.

New St. Nic, Inc. review!

Just in from Jack Magnus at!

"SR Staley’s action and adventure thriller, St. Nic, Inc. is quirky, fun and very clever. Peter, descendant of the famed Arctic explorer, finds himself embarking on a grand adventure indeed, as he attempts to understand just what he’s landed himself in this time. Nic Klaas, the driven CEO and computer genius, is a great foil for Peter, and I enjoyed watching as the two damaged psyches work at establishing rapport. I’ve never read anything like this book. You know where it’s going based on the modern mythology, but Staley takes you there via a marvelous and exciting thriller that has some pretty unpredictable turns. I enjoyed St. Nic, Inc. It’s especially bound to appeal to those of us who've never quite gotten the hang of growing up, and it’s highly recommended."

More praise for St. Nic, Inc., the "innovative" and "magical" thriller that readers say moves like a Clive Cussler novel and has the action of Tom Clancy:

“When the talented SR Staley tosses DEA agents, moles, computer whizzes, and a multi-national CEO into one action-filled plot, you get St. Nic, Inc.  a story that sparkles like the North Pole on a sunny day.  St. Nic, Inc. offers a fresh vision of what modern tools like the Internet and high-speed delivery services could accomplish in the hands of the right Little People. This heart-warming re-imagining gives us reason to believe—and fall in love all over again with our most cherished time of year.” Tallahassee Democrat review by award winning author Donna Meredith  

"St. Nic, Inc. is a magical, innovative, and fresh continuation of the beloved Santa Clause myth. Staley has honored the past while ushering one of the world's most cherished and inspirational stories into the 21st century. St. Nic, Inc. artfully combines the action of a Tom Clancy novel with the insightful social commentary and multiple levels of experience of George Orwell’s Animal Farm. St. Nic, Inc. is great novel that would make a great movie." Mark McNees (D.Min), author of The Six Symbols of the Gospel 

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Sam Staley at Books By the Banks book festival in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The [Pirate of Panther Bay] sometimes seems more romantic novel than adventure yarn, but S.R. Staley puts plenty of zip into the action sequences.... [H]e masterfully captures a sword fight, building tension it seems hard to believe possible short of seeing it on a huge movie screen.
- John Lehman, founder and former editor, Rosebud literary magazine, at

Reviews of other novels by SR Staley...

A Warrior's Soul is a fine and exciting read for younger readers, highly recommended.
- Midwest Book Review

A Warrior's Soul
was an inspiring book.

His gritty and gripping story brings to life the kind of dilemmas today's kids face on a daily basis.
-Stephen K. Hayes, Black Belt Hall of Fame, founder of To-Shin Do martial art.

A swashbuckling tale of piracy, action and romance.
- Christi McEntyre,, on The Pirate of Panther Bay

Staley has crafted a tale that will stir your emotions and your mind.
-Tim Bete| Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop, on The Pirate of Panther Bay

Thanks to SR Staley's powerful writing, I was tansported into the story-I was hiding n the dead-end alley, being pounded by he rain as I prayed hte bullies wouldn't find me.

Many of my students in middle school can relate to this and that is why this book is now sitting on my shelf for anyone to read.

The author's writing brings the story and emotions to life-fear, anger, frustration and trying to establish a powerbase is poignant to any establishment with an age range.
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