Shane Ryan Staley

Publishing Professional | Web Designer | Author

Shane Ryan Staley

Who is Shane Ryan Staley?

Shane’s career in professional publishing spans more than 20 years. He is the founder of Delirium Books. In 2005 he won the Bram Stoker Award for excellence in specialty press publishing.

He has published more than 300 titles through various imprints of Staley & Associates. He is also a Bram Stoker-nominated author and professional web developer.

Throughout his career, his creative drive to support and promote the independent author and artist has resulted in the establishment of a prolific career in the arts and entertainment world.

His creative output includes web development projects, book design and layout, editing and publishing. His is also an independent freelance partner to several authors and publishers.

As a prolific author and master of underground bizarre fiction, Staley has carved his name into the annals of weird literature with a potent blend of darkness and redemption.

His debut novella, The Cleansing, unleashed a tidal wave of terror upon the literary world, captivating readers with its spine-chilling narrative and richly drawn characters. This haunting tale of redemption amidst chaos served as a cornerstone for Staley’s burgeoning career, earning him critical acclaim and a dedicated following.

In addition to his short novels, Staley’s creative genius shone brightly in the realm of short fiction. With a portfolio boasting over 200 published short stories, he crafted miniature worlds of surreal horror and suspense, each narrative dripping with palpable tension and existential dread. From the depths of the weird and perverse to the shadows of the irreverent and nihilistic, Staley’s stories plumbed the darkest recesses of the human psyche, leaving readers entertained with his unique brand of often tongue-in-cheek black-humored tales.

Staley focused much on his early ’90s works on extreme horror, fueled by the splatterpunk movement—to this day, stories like “Swan Lake” and “Luster” remain classics of extreme fiction.

This answers the question ‘who is Shane Ryan Staley’. But only professionally.  Personally, he’s a huge horror movie fan, loves sports, his family and is a moral and law-abiding citizen of the United States of America, despite what his fiction might lead you to believe. 😂

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