Steve Akley is a lifelong St. Louis resident. He grew up in, and now lives with his family in the south St. Louis county community of Oakville.
While it took him more than 40 years (okay, 45) to get his first book published, doing so has caused a flurry of creative ideas for new works. With a simple direction of writing about subject matter that he likes, he has a lot of potential material to write about.
He looks forward to getting more of his ideas out there for others to enjoy.
Author, and jazz fan, Steve Akley helps you create the ultimate holiday jazz playlist. Whether you are looking a jazz fan looking to compare or contrast your list to Steve’s, or you are looking at starting a musical playlist of your own, Coffehouse Jazz: Third Cup: Coffee to Go! is a great resource to get started.
Bourbon is America's distilled spirit. Creating the perfect bourbon-based cocktail involves complementing the taste of the bourbon and not overpowering it. Author Steve Akley recruited 50 of the most iconic bars in the United States to share their signature bourbon cocktail. The result is a fun look at some awesome cocktails and some awesome bars!
The legendary and mysterious Cliff Cave in suburban St. Louis County.
The Iconic Series features three of Steve Akley’s short stories involving iconic lexicons from popular culture, folklore and American history. These tales come from Steve Akley’s Commuter Series – the perfect length for one or two rides to work. Each has a unique approach and different
The Killer Series features three of Steve Akley’s short stories involving, well, you probably guessed it: killers. These tales come from Steve Akley’s Commuter Series – the perfect length for one or two rides to work. Despite the central tie-in of the “killer theme,” each has a unique approach and different storytelling style.
When the residents of a remote town in Washington began to encounter Bigfoot, they were intrigued. As the creature became more aggressive towards them, they began to search for ways to address their problem without drawing too much attention to their “off-the-grid” lifestyle.
Seemingly there was only one person who could help: Paul Bunyan.
Yep, it's that Paul Bunyan!
A chance discovery of journals on an Indiana farm from an individual who knew Abraham Lincoln for over 45 years, sheds some light on a few aspects which hadn’t been covered before. Thorton Andrew Davis VIII, the great-great-great-great-great grandson of the man who wrote the journals partnered with noted author Steve Akley to present these stories to the public for the first time.
In the small St. Louis suburb town of Oakville, The Orange Rooster’s Donuts has been serving up the area’s favorite treats since 1956. Several years ago, this small shop generated a “crime of the century” level of attention when patrons of this beloved donut haven began turning dead. Author Steve Akley checks-in with the killer and the other players in this "crime of the century" murder mystery.
Kilauea is a sleepy town on the northeastern shore of the Hawaiian Island of Kaua'i. The beauty of the area attracts tourists and celebrities, many of whom enjoy a second home there. When an international starlet turns up dead in Kilauea, the pressure is on the local police chief to solve the mystery of who committed the murder before being forced to turn over the case to a larger department.
Have you ever met an actual vampire?
The Vampire of Cliff Cave takes a look at the memoirs of a real vampire sharing his everyday interactions with regular people. In these humor-filled encounters, some of the layers, and mysteries, to all of the bad P.R. vampires receive are peeled away.
Outlaws, villains and thrill seekers simply can’t seem to heed the warnings of the legend and mystery surrounding the remote Pacific Northwest isle known as Bear Island. This short story introduces you to the characters that have crossed paths with one another as they have attempted to write their own chapter in the history, and mystery, of Bear Island.
When selecting Christmas songs to listen to, why choose anything but the best? The 101 Best Christmas Songs not only identifies the top songs, it also lists the best rendition of each (including up to three runners-up per selection).
Create the ultimate playlist this holiday season!