SR Staley
"If you like adventure novels where action ignites on the first page and accelerates relentlessly toward an explosive conclusion, look no further than SR Staley's latest, Tortuga Bay. Staley excels at transporting readers deep into the fictional world of Isabella, an escaped Hispaniola slave girl turned pirate captain. The story delivers rip-roaring, ship-to-ship combat amped up by social justice and gender issues." Donna Meredith, award winning author of Wet WorkThe Color of Lies, and The Glass Madonna. Check out the full review here

Tortuga Bay is now available and earning 5-star reviews!

Tortuga Bay launch party is set for Barnacle Bill's Seafood Restaurant in Tallahassee.

Saturday, September 19, 2015
1-3 pm, ET
Check out the flyer here.

The sequel to
The Pirate of Panther Bay
is now available on,, and other on-line retailers.  

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St. Nic., Inc.
 Selected as RPLA Finalist!

My modern-day re-imagination of the Santa Clause myths, St. Nic, Inc., has made it to the final round of the Royal Palm Literary Awards sponsored by the Florida Writers Association! 

Did you know....

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."


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.

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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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