SR Staley will be visiting with readers and signing books at the
Decatur Book Festival
in Decatur, Georgia
Saturday, August 30th, 2 pm
Sunday, August 31st, 4 pm
All events will be in Downtown Decatur
Look for the SYPpublishing.com
Church Street and E. Ponce de Leone Avenue
Watch the official book trailer here.
Praise for St. Nic, Inc., for St. Nic, Inc., the "innovative" and "magical" thriller that readers say moves opens like a Clive Cussler novel and 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.” 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
I had a great time discussing the challenges of marketing books in today's competitive publishing market at the Tallahassee Writers Association meeting on March 20, 2014. Click here to view my powerpoint.
My fiction is now available on-line at Southern Yellow Pine Publishing (and priced lower than amazon)! Check out the pages for A Warrior's Soul, Renegade, and The Pirate of Panther Bay.
Women & Martial Arts Roundtable, New Release! Some women start training in martial arts because they want to be heroes, just like the boys. Still others started their training because they enjoyed the work out, while others were prompted by self-defense. They all want the rigorous training in the dojo. Just like the boys.
These insights and others are the focus on the second round of discussions in the Women & Martial Arts Roundtable series available on this website (a pdf version is also available). The roundtable draws on the experiences of five women-Rumiko Hayes, Tori Eldridge, Mary Stevens, Kriss Hurdle, and Laura Giancarlo-all of whom hold high ranking black belts and four of whom own their own martial arts schools. Many will be surprised at their insights after decades of training and managing their dojos, and the series itself fundamentally challenges the notion that the traditional ways of teaching martial arts is always the best one.
Check out M.R. Street's interview with SR Staley on the Defensive Warrior Practical Self-Defense Blog.
Check out the interview with SR Staley at the blog Writers4Higher.
Sam was also a featured writer along with Glynn Marsh Alam, Ann Marie Bryan, Peggy Kassees, and Susan Cerulean a recent roundtable discussion on writing as part of WFSU (public radio) series Perspectives.
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