Literary and Book Awards Earned by Sam Staley


Atlas Economic Research Foundation of the U.S. and U.K.

  • First Place, Drug Policy and the Decline of American Cities (1993)


Eric Hoffer Book Awards

  • Category Finalist, Tortuga Bay (2016)


President's Awards, Florida Authors and Publishers Association

  • Adult Non-Fiction, Unsafe On Any Campus? (2017, gold)
  • Political/Current Events, Unsafe On Any Campus? (2017, gold)
  • Young Adult Fiction, Tortuga Bay (2016, gold)
  • Young Adult: Romance/Coming of Age/New Adult (2016, gold)


Royal Palm Literary Awards

  • Published Historical Fiction (2016, first place)
  • Published Mainstream/Literary Fiction, 
    • St. Nic, Inc. (2015, second place)
    • Tortuga Bay (2016, second place)
  • Published Young Adult/New Adult (2016, second place)



Seven Hills Literary Competition

  • Children's Chapter Book, Renegade (2012, 2nd Place)