Shades of Death Awarded Gold Medal!


“Congratulations S. Thomas Bailey!
Shades of Death
is a 2013 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Winner!”

Shades of Death, book 2 in The Gauntlet Runner Series, was just named the best in Fiction-Adventure category in the Reader’s Favorite International Book Awards. Please share this with your friends and help me spread the word about the series. Book 3, ‘Forest Sentinels’ will be available in early 2014. The series is available online directly through me at:, or at Lord Nelson’s Gallery ( , Amazon, B&N and can ordered by your local booksellers.
Thanks for your support and enjoy!

Book Signing At Bushy Run this Weekend

Will be selling and signing copies of the first two books in my Award-Winning The Gauntlet Runner series this Saturday and Sunday at Bushy Run. Will be at the Stone Room in the Visitors Center.Come out and enjoy the 250th Celebration and pick up a copy…makes for a great summer read or a gift for a friend/family. Thanks!

Great 5 Star Review for Shades of Death posted on Amazon

5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome second novel in the series – cannot wait for # 3! June 24, 2013
By T. A. Welch
Format:Paperback “Shades of Death continues the Gauntlet Runner series and the ongoing saga of Joshua and Maggie Murray. I really enjoyed the second book, perhaps more than the first. The storytelling is gripping and breaks relatively comfortably between the Jacob story line and Maggie story line (although a couple of times I was thinking “what, you are leaving us here??”). S.Thomas Bailey’s grasp of not only the French Indian war, but the region in which the war took place, is excellent – his weaving of key facts and locations into the story is done well and you are really pulled into the storyline, and find yourself caring about the characters (including a few who unfortunately meet their end in the bloody war). Once again I read the book in a weekend and once again I am anxious for the next one…well done. If you enjoy a narrative storyline with lots of conversation between the characters, and deft descriptions of a historical fiction – try this one out.”
Thanks and Enjoy!

Book Series by award-winning author S. Thomas Bailey