There’s more than one way to beat a bully

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There’s more than one way to beat a bully

The author of “Billy Turns a Bully” doesn’t actually recommend that kids invite the school bully to their homes when their parents aren’t home, but Billy is not your average kid.

That said, when Billy uses the visit to perform an “extreme attitude adjustment” on the bully, he did something other kids CAN do.
Most kids are smarter than the bullies in their school, and smart kids can “turn” or “tame” some bullies by showing them an easier, better way to get what they want.
We don’t know, at the end of the story, exactly who Billy is, or even if he’s real. We learn that in the sequel, to be published later this year, but we learn some more important things along the way, including a sneaky lesson about the real relationship between money and happiness.
Everyone has heard “money can’t buy happiness,” but can happiness earn you money?
It won’t take much money to get your own autographed copy of the 10-minute audio book “Billy Turns a Bully, with background music by Adam Pope,
….and the CD cover (above) illustrated by Reid Martin Basso.
You can have the CD for just $5 if you see me in person.  If you want me to mail you one, I can, for $9 if you want it there in 2 days, or $8 if you can wait 5 days. Postage is a killer!


My hope is that a teacher or school principal will listen to the story one day, and decide the message is worth discussing with a class, or an entire school.
Your humble author would like nothing more than to visit schools and discuss the message of “Billy Turns a Bully” with students and parents.
Okay, maybe one thing would be even better – if a mother or father thought the story was good enough that they wanted to listen to it with their own children, and use it to open a discussion about bullies and how to handle them.
Billy will be back soon, to save a school from the worst form of violence – a disgruntled student planning mass violence.
To get your copy of “Billy Turns a Bully” on CD (the only form currently available), click on the “contact” button and send me your address, or ask for my personal appearance schedule.
Ralph Bristol, author, “Billy Turns a Bully”