Super excited that Jake Aron of Sports Illustrated for Kids took the time to interview Skylar and I in Dallas recently. Jake was very professional and asked terrific questions. Watch and read for yourself! Click here to see the full story and two videos.
It seemed a natural fit. Skylar first played organized basketball at a YMCA so it seemed fitting that one of her first events after the release of her Middle School Rules book should be at a Y! With the help of Gordie Echtenkamp, president and CEO of the YMCA of ..Continue Reading
2 TIME WNBA ALL STAR, DALLAS WINGS POINT GUARD SKYLAR DIGGINS SIGNS AND MEET & GREETS TO CELEBRATE “MIDDLE SCHOOL RULES” WHEN: Friday, July 1, 2016 TIME: 6:00 p.m. WHERE: Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 7700 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX 75225 WHO: A five-time USA Basketball gold medalist, two-time WNBA ..Continue Reading
She briskly walks into the downtown Tulsa hotel restaurant at 3:02 and extended her right hand. “I am so sorry to keep you waiting,” Skylar Diggins said to me. I thought she was joking, but she wasn’t. Sure, she was technically two minutes late yet that hardly mattered. We were ..Continue Reading
Super excited to introduce the first female athlete in the The Middle School Rules series, WNBA superstar Skylar Diggins. Books for elementary and middle school readers usually don’t target boys and girls; usually one or the other. But, for me, the decision was a no-brainer. Female athletes have inspirational childhood stories ..Continue Reading
Charles Tillman isn’t perfect. He’ll be the first one to tell you that. He’s proud of his many professional accomplishments, most notably his NFL Man of the Year award, given to a player who excels on and off the field. But Charles was very forthcoming in sharing his shortcomings because ..Continue Reading
In November, a counselor at Stony Point Elementary School had an idea. They wanted to get a copy of The Middle School Rules of Charles “Peanut” Tillman for every fifth grader, as they prepare to transition to middle school. Would Tillman come and speak at the school, about an hour ..Continue Reading
Charles Tillman wants to visit your school. He and his wife Jackie are hosting a School Challenge to benefit their Cornerstone Foundation. The challenge begins now through March 31, 2016. Anyone – a teacher, parent, grandparent, neighbor – can nominate a school. Then, on behalf of that school, they can ..Continue Reading
Watch the Christian Broadcasting Network’s feature on Charles “Peanut” Tillman and The Middle School Rules. Charles discusses his faith, his daily “miracle,” the lessons he learned from his childhood, and his outlook on suffering an injury that forced him to miss the Super Bowl. Click here to see the video.
Throughout his illustrious NFL career, Charles Tillman racked up accomplishments that exceeded his own expectations: a pair of Pro Bowl appearances, an All-Pro selection and the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award. All that was left was a Super Bowl ring. Charles fell just short of that precious ..Continue Reading