Introducing The Middle School Rules of Vontae Davis

I’m a storyteller, and I feel so privileged to share so many inspiring stories. But the fifth athlete in the Middle School Rules series has a story that really resonates with me for several reasons. Vontae Davis grew up in Washington, D.C.; I graduated high school from Mt. Vernon High ..Continue Reading

MSR at Barnes & Noble at The Galleria

Check out some of the highlights of the MSR book event sponsored by the Asian American Journalists of Minnesota at the Barnes & Noble at The Galleria in Edina!

Meet Me at the Barnes & Noble in Edina April 4th

When I speak at schools, students often ask me when I’m going to write my own story. I’m not entirely comfortable focusing on myself because, well, I’m not sure many people are actually interested! But on Tuesday night, at the Barnes & Noble in the Galleria (Edina), I’ve been asked ..Continue Reading

Fox 9 shares story behind Middle School Rules

Flattered and humbled that Fox 9 would share my story in creating The Middle School Rules. The piece is terrific but lots of good stuff, naturally, gets left out. I would be remiss if I didn’t thank my wife Eric, my publisher Carlton Garborg and our entire BroadStreet Publishing team. ..Continue Reading

Nominate an #MSRMVP to win prizes

You know the stars: Brian Urlacher, Charles Tillman, Skylar Diggins and now Jamaal Charles. But each of them will tell you about the unsung heroes — the teachers, coaches and mentors — who were key to helping them overcome challenges and setbacks in pursuit of their dream. Brian had Coach ..Continue Reading

Sports Illustrated for Kids features MSR of Skylar Diggins

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.

Middle School Rules of Skylar Diggins Dream Team

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

Introducing… The Middle School Rules of Skylar Diggins

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 inspires Chicago Public School students

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

MSR of Charles “Peanut” Tillman is available today

Today is the day! The Middle School Rules of Charles Tillman​ is in stores, at many Walmart​ and Barnes & Noble​ locations, as well as online at Amazon.com​, barnesandnoble.com, Christianbook.com and Google Play. You can see some insight on what inspired me to start this series by clicking here. But if ..Continue Reading