Check out SR Staley on Empowered Living Radio discussing empowerment, school violence, bullying and new strategies for dealing with these issues. The discussion was led by empowerment coach Tori Eldridge, and you might be surprised at what you here!
I had a great time discussing the challenges of marketing books in today's competitive publishing market at the Tallahassee Writers Association meeting on March 20, 2014. Click here to view my powerpoint.
SR Staley announces two-book deal with Southern Yellow Pine Publishing!!! Check out the press release here.
How do self-defense, leadership and courage apply to your classroom? Find out by looking at how Renegade
and A Warrior's Soul
map into the Common Core middle school literacy standards here
Keep the discussion inspired! Anti-bullying programs work best when they are implemented school-wide and involve extensive teacher and parent interaction (such as the widely heralded Olweus programs). This is an ideal environment for incorporating the stories, characters and lessons about school violence, bullying and gangs explored in the award-wining Renegade and A Warrior's Soul. Find out how by contacting me directly at email@example.com.
My books are now available on-line at Southern Yellow Pine Publishing (and priced lower than amazon)! Check out the pages for A Warrior's Soul, Renegade, and The Pirate of Panther Bay.
SR Staley in Black Belt Magazine! I have a letter in the December 2013/January 2014 issue (p. 10) discussing the importance of teaching self-defense based on real world scenarios and threats. Referring to the semester-long self-defense program we implemented through Renegade Boxing Club in Tallahassee, I said: "The techniques we teach are grounded in tried-and-true martial arts skills but simplified to maximize effectiveness with a heavy dose of free response to 'train the brain.'"
Women & Martial Arts Roundtable, New Release! Some women start training in martial arts because they want to be heroes, just like the boys. Still others started their training because they enjoyed the work out, while others were prompted by self-defense. They all want the rigorous training in the dojo. Just like the boys.
These insights and others are the focus on the second round of discussions in the Women & Martial Arts Roundtable series available on this website (a pdf version is also available). The roundtable draws on the experiences of five women-Rumiko Hayes, Tori Eldridge, Mary Stevens, Kriss Hurdle, and Laura Giancarlo-all of whom hold high ranking black belts and four of whom own their own martial arts schools. Many will be surprised at their insights after decades of training and managing their dojos, and the series itself fundamentally challenges the notion that the traditional ways of teaching martial arts is always the best one.
Check out M.R. Street's interview with SR Staley on the Defensive Warrior Practical Self-Defense Blog.
RENEGADE BOOK TRAILER: The official book trailer for Renegade, 2nd Place winner in the Seven Hills Literary Contest, a national literary competition, is now on youtube. Check it out by clicking below!
Check out the interview with SR Staley at the blog Writers4Higher.
Sam was also a featured writer along with Glynn Marsh Alam, Ann Marie Bryan, Peggy Kassees, and Susan Cerulean a recent roundtable discussion on writing as part of WFSU (public radio) series Perspectives.
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