Sian Staley

An eclectic mix of bustling Chicago streets and genteel Charleston style, Sian Staley grew up in the Jefferson Park area of the Windy City and currently resides in coastal South Carolina. She received a B.A. in English, and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, then spent over ten years as a genetic engineer.  She has also written complete science courses in Honors Astronomy, Chemistry, and Forensic Science for the State Department of Education. With THE OMEGA SEQUENCE completed, a second novel in first edits, a third partially written, the fourth a coquettish flirt for her attention, and the fifth among a growing list of beguiling ideas, Sian is not looking back to the lab.

Sian resides with her husband and two German Shepherds on the outskirts of the Francis Marion National Forest among the deer, coyotes, red foxes, water snakes, and raccoons.  Sian has a strong commitment to nature and volunteers in the capture and transport of injured birds of prey. When she's not photographing wildlife, she can be found on the water with Reggaeton streaming through her ear buds or exploring coastal towns and relics.

Award Type
When the call comes at 3 AM, Jamie thinks it’s a hoax: a job offer to collect and analyze a sample of blood flowing from a statue of the Virgin Mary. Her payment: the identity of her sister’s killer. But when the DNA results come in, Jamie knows she’s been had.
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