Great Idea for Father’s Day!

Give your Father something to read! Try Shades of Death, Book 2 in the Award winning The Gauntlet Runner series.
Here is the most recent 5 STAR review of Shades of Death:

“This is the gripping tale of Maggie and Jacob, whose family and lives were torn apart as the French and British battle for control of the Ohio Valley. S. Thomas Bailey masterfully weaves the history of the era in the pages of this book. Even those unfamiliar with the times will be able to journey with all sides as they converge on the Ohio Valley. We are able to meet the ill-fated Major-General Braddock, George Washington, and even catch a glimpse of Benjamin Franklin. The Huron, whom we get to know a lot about, have a major presence in the tale. For example, we learn that they believed that “the scalp represents the warrior’s soul.” This is the second in the Gauntlet Runner series, but can stand alone. ”

Quill says: Shades of Death is historical fiction as its very best as S. Thomas Bailey brings the struggles of Colonial America to life.

For more information on Shades of Death: The Gauntlet Runner Book II, please visit the book’s website at:
For the full review please visit:

Also, if you would like a signed copy for him, I will be at History Meets the Arts in Gettysburg, PA on June 14 and 15th, signing copies of both books in the series. Check for further information. Thanks and enjoy!

Shades of Death Booksigning at the Fort Frederick Market Fair

I will be doing a book signing at the Market Fair at Fort Frederick, Maryland! Thanks Jeni and the Friends of Fort Frederick for the invitation!
I am scheduled to be at the log cabin store, enjoying the view on the porch!
Please come by and say hello. Looking forward to be showing off my just released second book, Shades of Death, in The Gauntlet Runner series. I will have both books available to purchased and for signing.
It will be nice to see friends and meet new one’s. Thanks and see you at the Fair! Steve B.

Shades of Death NOW available!

S. Thomas Bailey

My new novel, Shades of Death is now available to enjoy!
Set in the French and Indian War, it is the second novel in the Award Winning series, The Gauntlet Runner.
This is off the back cover…
Shades of Death

The Gauntlet Runner Book II by S. Thomas Bailey

“With the events of the past year freshly engraved in his mind, Jacob Murray lies in wait, just a stone’s throw from a French outpost in the midst of the western Pennsylvania wilderness. Having teamed up with the two young men who helped his wife escape her Huron captors, he waits for any sign of Maggie or the French merchant who purchased her.
A straightforward plan for ambush soon goes awry and Jacob and Joshua are separated from Maggie and One-Ear; the latter pair heads towards Canada, the former for Fort Duquesne.
While Maggie’s efforts to escape and avoid French captivity lead to unexpected encounters with the native tribes of New York and Canada, including the great Ottawa leader Pontiac, Jacob himself is taken captive by the French.
With Joshua’s help, he is able to escape, but life as a deserter is very dangerous, especially when the British army is amassing nearby under the watchful eye of Major General Edward Braddock.
Jacob and Maggie Murray long for their peaceful life on the homestead in Pennsylvania, but with two great countries and their native allies battling over the Ohio Valley, their wishes must remain ungranted…at least for now.”
It is now available to order through: Friesen Press Bookstore at or, or if you would like a signed copy, please order directly from the author by requesting a copy by e-mail to:
Please check my website at: for details of upcoming appearances or book signings.
ENJOY and Thank you for your support!

S. Thomas Bailey

Book Series by award-winning author S. Thomas Bailey