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Clipper columnist releases new book for kids
by JENNIFER AUSTIN | Clipper Editor
Mar 21, 2012 | 1045 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Clipper columnist T.S. Romney released his new book in February for kids ages 9 to 12 with a topic that nearly every child can relate to: bullying.

In his book, “The Legend of the Bully Slayer: The Dishonor Roll,” Romney takes a fun approach to a serious topic because he knows that kids don’t always respond well to lectures.

“I have a hard time when someone tries to lecture me,” Romney said. “It’s easier when you put it in terms of a good story with a good message.”

Romney, who has been in law enforcement most of his life, said everyone gets bullied at some point in life, whether at school or at work. He hopes those getting bullied, and those being the bully will read his book.

In the story, one bully falls into the toilet and has to remain at school looking like the kids the bully usually picks on.

“He realizes it’s not so fun to be bullied,” Romney said.

The story focuses on Nic and Alex who are instantly bullied for being “geeks.” Nic wears a Star Trek costume to school and Alex is a member of the chess club.

“They realize they may not be mainstream,” Romney said. “A lot of kids are not understood by (their peers) and that’s why they are the target of bullying.”

Romney’s book can be purchased on and at Barnes and Noble. His latest column for The Clipper can be found in on page A6 in the March 22 print edition.
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