Bullying, cyberbullying and predatory behavior are getting unprecedented exposure through the news and on-line.
Luke and Lucy's story is more relevant than ever for today's young adults (grades 4-8). The action-driven plot in A Warrior's Soul doesn't shy away from the real dilemma's our kids face as they confront bullies and gangs in our schools. And Luke has a lot to teach our kids about what it takes to stand up for what's right. (Teachers: This is an ideal book for the classroom or summer reading lists! We've also made it easy to adapt to the classrom by adding Discussion Questions in the back of the book.)
A Warrior's Soul is available now on-line or through bookstores (it's wholesaled through Ingram Book Company) or through the SKH Dayton Quest Center, the Wheatmark book store, amazon.com, or Barnes & Noble.
Renegade has won 2nd Place in the 7 Hills Literary Competition in the children's chapter books division! The competition drew from a national field. Check out the other winners here.
A Few Kick-Butt Characters by SR Staley
Isabella: The runaway slave and master swordsman who captains a pirate ship in the Caribbean Sea in 1781. (The Pirate of Panther Bay)
Luke: The 7th grader in Dewey Middle School who has to rediscover his martial arts skills to finally confront the school bully and his gang. (A Warrior's Soul)
Juan Carlos: The dashing Spanish army captain and expert interrogator who must defeat Isabella or face the gallows at El Moro. (The Pirate of Panther Bay)
Maria: The 7th grader in Carson Middle School whose scrappy street smarts is the only thing that keeps her alive. (Renegade,)
Lucy: Luke's best friend who doesn't know her own natural talent in martial arts until...she tries it! (A Warrior's Soul)
Jean-Michel: The crusty second mate to Isabella who has to figure out a way to keep her alive and out of the clutches of mutineers and rival pirates.
A Warrior's Soul is a fine and exciting read for younger readers, highly recommended. - Midwest Book Review
A Warrior's Soul was an inspiring book.
His gritty and gripping story brings to life the kind of dilemmas today's kids face on a daily basis.
-Stephen K. Hayes, Black Belt Hall of Fame, founder of To-Shin Do martial art.
A swashbuckling tale of piracy, action and romance.
- Christi McEntyre, Allbookreviews.com, on The Pirate of Panther Bay
Staley has crafted a tale that will stir your emotions and your mind.
-Tim Bete| Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop, on The Pirate of Panther Bay