Renegade Release Set for October 19th!

Renegade, the second book in the Path of the Warrior series, is set to officially launch on October 19, 2012 as part of a public event at the Quest Center for Martial Arts in Dayton, Ohio.

Through a special arrangement with the Quest Center, we are offering a 25% discount on pre-orders placed by September 30, 2012.

One review is already in! “Students said that all teachers and staff, including administration, at [our school] should be required to read Renegade after it is published. They feel that Renegade explains a lot about why kids behave the way they do.” C.IB., middle school English teacher, Minnesota.

From the back cover:

Maria’s world turns upside down when she becomes the target of a gang taking over Carson Middle School. She soon learns her street smarts and savvy ar no match for the bullies and thugs that make up her school’s biggest gang.

Maria finds some hope when she unexpectedly finds herself under the instruction of two mysterious martial arts instructors. But is it too little, too late? Can the streetwise tough girl re-learn everything she knows about fighting and survival to keep the gangs at bay?

Ultimately, the choice of how to confront the thugs and gangs is hers alone, and Maria must choose between the way she knows and a new way forward. And the stakes couldn’t be higher: Her life, and her school, depend on making the right choice. 

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).