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The newest "How to Be Super" Series: the Light of Olympus!

We're so excited to announce - the latest How to Be Super Series has launched!

Book Two: Light of Olympus!

This series follows The Violet Crown, Book One of the How to Be Super Series. If you were one of the families who was rivited by the stories of Dante and his friends, then just you wait!


Light of Olympus: (How to Be Super, Book 2) is collection of 20 thrilling stories that continue Dante Lee’s adventure with the Violet Crown — and introduces you to the full circle of modern day Olympians.

Dante is charged with the task of uniting the gods for a single purpose: to prepare for battle with The Old Ones.

In this collection, Dante deepens his understanding of the Four Step Protocol for How to Be Super, and also learns how to make protective shields, track people by their “true scent,” and discern truth from lies by how he feels.

He meets Iris, the messenger goddess, who remembers everything — even things long before she was born. He meets Pan, a wild hitchhiking hotel owner who delivers a haunting message. He also learns about The Old Ones, the Map of Everything, and finds out that his parents and grandparents knew a lot more than he first thought!


Perfect for ages 9+.

(Although 6's and 7's are enjoying too.)


If you're a subscriber:

You can find the first THREE Light of Olympus stories on the streaming website here!

And find all TWENTY Violet Crown stories here.


If you're not a subscriber:

Would you like to hear first FIVE Violet Crown stories?

They are below -- for free!



About the How To Be Super stories:

The Light of Olympus Series is Book Two of the larger How to Be Super Series.

It follows The Violet Crown - Book One of the How to Be Super Series: the first 20 stories in our epic tale of powerful heroes who defy the ambitious gods of that land.

In Book One, Dante Lee, a misfit 12-year-old in Austin, discovers that he is actually one of 5 initiates into a secretive band of superheroes called the Violet Crown.

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Here are the first five stories of Book One: The Violet Crown:

Part One: The Welcome Wall


We are introduced to Dante and his single mother. On the morning of his 12th birthday, he experiences something incredible: he is struck by lightning. He is fine, but it begins a series of events that leads him to the neighborhood welcome wall where he receives a message that changes everything.

The Violet Crown-1-Welcome Wall

Part Two: The Restaurant


We are introduced to Dante’s grandfather who gives him a birthday present: a week in a summer ‘wayfinding’ camp where he will be with kids like him – kids who like maps. But when he gets home, he discovers that this camp is much more than just about maps.

The Violet Crown-2-The Restaurant

Part Three: The Museum


Dante closes out his sixth grade school year with a trip to the Elisabet Ney Museum, the famous Victorian Sculptress. When he inquires about a painting of what looks like a Violet Crown, the docent quietly singles him out and invites him to a special event at the University Campus – an event that should explain everything.

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Part Four: the Sculptures


Dante is introduced to the four other 12-year-olds that are being inducted into the Violet Crown: Lance, Selena, Manny, and Kate. They gather by a series of sculptures and learn what they all have in common.

The Violet Crown-4-The Sculptures

Part Five: The Tower


Dante and his new friends learn about the history of the Violet crown, and meet their trainers: Lizzie - a kind college student, El Arma – a dynamic graffiti and hip-hop artist, Mona – a sweet older woman who seems to live on the street, and Bruce Donaldson – a long-haired and bearded old-school Austin musician.

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You can also find these stories on the Sparkle Podcast on iTunes!


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