Stanley W. Beesley’s Vietnam: The Heartland Remembers (University of Oklahoma Press and Berkley Publishing Group) was the Junior Scholastic Magazine’s Book Club Selection for young readers on the American experience in Vietnam. A Dallas Morning News’ Non-Fiction Book. “This is a hard, strong book.”- New York City Tribune. “Highly recommended.” – Publisher’s Weekly. “This is a dark walk down Memory Lane. Take the walk.” – Topeka Capital.

Sweetwater, Oklahoma, a collection of short stories by Stanley W. Beesley, was named the University of Oklahoma Master’s Thesis of the Year, 2003. “Beesley is a strong, talented, witty writer whose work is likely to show up in anthologies and in future textbooks.”- Sunday Oklahoman.

The Last Man to Hit .400: A Love Story, a novel released by Pegasus Books in 2017.

Beesley’s fiction has appeared in such periodicals as October Hill Magazine, O Dark Thirty, Parhelion Literary Review, Poydras Review, Seattle Star, and Voiceprint Magazine.