Media and press on SR Staley

  • SR Staley wins statewide literary award (Tallahassee Democrat)
  • Sam Staley comments on sexual assault comments by Donald Trump recorded by Access Hollywood, Florida Capitol News (flanewscapitol) Service, October 12, 2016 (video)
  • Nationally syndicated commentary on "Yes Means Yes" legislation addressing sexual assault. The article appeared in 35 newspaper across the nation, including the Dallas Morning News, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Austin American-Statesmen, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Boston Herald, and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
  • Profile and marketing tips from bestselling sci-fi author Doug Dandridge, "Selling Space Opera: Local Author's Savvy and Passion for Sci-Fi End Him to Top Ranking," Tallahassee Democrat, October 3, 2014. 
  • Audio radio interview on school violence and empowerment from Empowered Living Radio with Tori Eldridge (March 17, 2014).
  • SR Staley signs 2-Book Deal with Southern Yellow Pine Publishing. St Nic Inc and Tortuga Bay release dates set.
  • Review of Renegade and profile of SR Staley (reprinted in Tallahassee Democrat, August 4, 2013) 
  • SR Staley's letter was published in Black Belt Magazine, December 2013/January 2014 issue (p. 10) discussing the importance of teaching self-defense based on real world scenarios and threats. Referring to the semester-long self-defense program we implemented through Renegade Boxing Club in Tallahassee, I said: "The techniques we teach are grounded in tried-and-true martial arts skills but simplified to maximize effectiveness with a heavy dose of free response to 'train the brain.'"
  • Interview by M.R. Street on Defensive Warrior blog(August 3, 2013)
  • WFSU Writer's Roundtable (May 2, 2013)
  • On role of bystander's in stopping violence (New York Times, April 22, 2013)
  • SR Staley's book featured during National Bullying Month (Miami Valley School, October 21, 2013)
  • Interview on Writers4Higher blog (October 6, 2012)

Video and Audio Interviews & Podcasts



Book reviews by Sam Staley

  • Review of The Ninja Defense by Stephen K. Hayes,Empowered Living, Expanded Edition by Tori Eldridge, and The Ninja Mind by Kevin Casey, published on the Tallahassee Democrat TWA community blog, February 9, 2014.
  • Review of Brutal Wisdom by Dutch Hinkle, published on the Tallahassee Democrat TWA community blog, January 19, 2014 (reprinted in the print edition on Sunday, January 26, 2014) 
  • Review of A Case of Revenge by Darryl Bollinger, published on Tallahassee Democrat TWA Community blog, August 8, 2013 (reprinted in print edition on Sunday, August 18, 2013)
  • Review of Land Without Mirrors, by Marina Brown,published on Tallahassee Democrat TWA community blog, April 28, 2013 (reprinted in print edition on Sunday, May 5, 2013)
  • Review of  No Time to Die, by Rev. Bernyce H. Clausell,published on Tallahassee Democrat TWA community blog, March 24, 2013 (reprinted in print edition on Sunday, April 14, 2013)
  • Review of Ships of Oak, Guns of Iron by Ronald D. Utt,published on Tallahassee Democrat TWA community blog, February 17, 2013 (reprinted in print edition Sunday, February 24, 2013