New Review: A Warrior’s Soul is “Highly Recommended”

One of the problems I struggle with as an author is patience waiting for reader feedback and book reviews. So, I’m happy to announce the Midwest Book Review has come through with an excellent (five star on review of my new middle-grade novel A Warrior’s Soul (Wheatmark, 2011) in MBR’s September 11, 2011 edition (under fiction):

“You cannot run from the nature to protect. “A Warrior’s Soul: Path of the Warrior 1” is the first entry in SR Staley’s novels about young Luke, who has abandoned his martial arts training. When a violent gang begins to put pressure on his school, he’s the only one who sees the threat for what it is. Leaping to protect his friends, Luke will learn what it means to be a warrior and that it’s more than training. “A Warrior’s Soul” is a fine and exciting read for younger readers, highly recommended.”

Thank you!

Author: SR Staley
SR Staley has one more than 11 literary awards for his fiction and nonfiction writing. He is on the full-time faculty of the College and Social Sciences and Public Policy at Florida State University as well as a film critic and research fellow at the Independent Institute in Oakland, California. His award-winning Pirate of Panther Bay series ( has won awards in historical fiction, mainstream & literary fiction, young adult fiction, and reached the finals in women's fiction. His most recent book is "The Beatles and Economics: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and the Making of a Cultural Revolution" due out in April 2020 (Routledge).