New Novel Offers Road Survival Strategies for Teen Drivers

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JoAnn Morris Matthews’ “Road Warriors” is an invaluable guide to road safety.

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A heap of twisted metal mixed with body parts strewn over the onyx asphalt of an interstate highway is neither a pretty sight nor a good combo, but the chance to mix the two ingredients becomes available every time someone gets behind the steering wheel of a vehicle. Driving on the roads and highways of the 21st century takes the literal meaning of Road Warriors to a whole new level. In her new book, author JoAnn Morris Matthews provides an unconventional but effective road safety instruction manual for teenage drivers.

Matthews’ book is based on personal knowledge and experience she gained when her father taught her to drive a vehicle. She shares real life challenges she encountered on the road. Millisecond judgment calls, defensive driving techniques, environmental awareness, universal safety rules, and reaction timing through practical application – all are covered in this guide to vehicular survival. With each and every passing year, more and more vehicles roam the roads and highways of America. Risks of accidents and incidents and make defensive driving all the more important for seasoned drivers and rookies alike.

“Stop, look and listen. The life you save may be your own as well as others on the road,” Matthews shares. “Vehicle accidents occur moment-to-moment. Many lives are lost through careless judgment calls. Good judgment analysis can save lives.”

Matthews’ book is unique in teaching real-life challenges met by the narrator in driving lessons taught by school-instructed driver’s education courses and parental supervision. Fact teaching and lessons are taught through humor giving a flexible, but firm, reality check worth remembering to young drivers. Teen logic when behind-the-wheel of a vehicle needs a boost, an infusion of wisdom which will make way for adult defensive drivers of tomorrow.

Road Warriors-Life Lessons is a young adult novel intended for pre-teen and teenagers interested in driving a vehicle on the open road. They become road warriors in every sense of the term. Being a road warrior brings responsibility to its owner. They must own their actions and reactions.

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About the Author
JoAnn Morris Matthews was born in Fort Worth, Texas. She current lives in San Antonio. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) and attended the Institute of Children's Literature. A writing enthusiast since age 8, she has enjoyed publication in periodicals, magazines, and newspapers. Nostalgic stories, children's and young adult novels are favorite writing genres. The author has also written: Red, White, and Who; Move Over Miss Clover; and, The Trouble with Mojo with more information can be found at her site:

Road Warriors * by JoAnn Morris Matthews
Life Lessons
Publication Date: April 24, 2013
Trade Paperback; $12.99; 48 pages; 978-1-4836-1751-0
Trade Hardback; $15.99; 48 pages; 978-1-4836-1752-7
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-1753-4

To request a complimentary paperback review copy, contact the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (812) 355-4079 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. For more information, contact Xlibris at (888) 795-4274 or on the web at

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