Literary Awards Earned by Sam Staley

Atlas Economic Research Foundation

A book on the impact of the illegal drug trade on urban economic development and redevelopment

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

Eric Hoffer Book Awards


  • Category Finalist, Tortuga Bay

President's Awards

President's Awards, Florida Authors and Publishers Association

Florida Author's and Publishers Association (FAPA)

  • Gold, Adult Nonfiction, 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, Tortuga Bay (2016)

Royal Palm Literary Awards

Royal Palm Literary Awards, Florida Authors and Publishers Association

Sponsored by the Florida Writer's Association

  • First Place, Published Historical Fiction, Tortuga Bay (2016)
  • Second Place, Published Mainstream/Literary Fiction
    • St. Nic, Inc. (2015)
    • Toruga Bay (2016)
  • Second Place, Published Young Adult/New Adult, Tortuga Bay (2016)

Seven Hills Literary Competition

Seven Hills Literary Competition, Tallahassee Writers Association

Sponsored by the Tallahassee Writers Association

  • Second Place, Children's Chapter Book, Renegade: Path of the Warrior 2 (2012)