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The Challenges of Freelance Writing

I’ve been freelance writing for magazines like Woman’s Day, Men’s Health, and Parents (and their accompanying websites) for a couple of years now. Until last October, I was freelancing because I love to write. The extra cash went straight into our wedding fund, but it wasn’t something I needed to survive. (Although, it’s worth noting here that I began freelance writing about non-sports subjects on purpose when I realized I …Read More

What I’m Learning From My Book Tour

Having written a book about the business of college football it seemed obvious to me that my book tour should go to college campuses on game day. Tens of thousands of college football fans was a recipe for success. Or so I thought. It turns out doing book signings in the campus bookstore on game day isn’t the perfect formula I imagined. Having completed three of these signings at UCF, …Read More

Saturday Millionaires Release Day!

HAPPY BOOK RELEASE DAY TO ME! Two and a half years ago I decided to write a book about the business of college football based on everything I was learning as I transitioned from being an attorney who happened to be a college football fan to a journalist covering the business side of collegiate athletics. As I visited campuses, sat down with athletic directors and toured athletic facilities, I realized …Read More

Anatomy of a Non-Fiction Book Marketing Campaign

In less than a month, my book on the business of college football, Saturday Millionaires: How Winning Football Builds Winning Colleges, hits bookstore shelves (you can pre-order now)! After spending the better part of two months drafting the nearly 10,000 word proposal, writing a query letter and shopping it around to agents, and then spending a year writing the manuscript and another nine months on three rounds of edits, I …Read More

Help Me With My My Book Tour!

Those who follow me on a regular basis know that my book on the business of college football, Saturday Millionaires, is due out in September. At that time I’ll be embarking on a book tour, where I hope to meet many of you! First though, I need your help…. For those who don’t know, publishers don’t generally finance book tours (unless perhaps your a NYT bestseller, but I’m not quite there …Read More

Saturday Millionaires Available for Pre-Order

My book, Saturday Millionaires: How Winning Football Builds Winning Colleges is now available for pre-order! You can find out all about the book and pre-order on the Saturday Millionaires book page. I wanted to share with you the original Preface I wrote, which has since been cut from the book. It explains how this book came to be… Proposals for improving college football are like assholes: everyone has one. That’s how we describe …Read More

Writing Non-Fiction: Author Bio

Recently, I wrote about the type of platform you need if you want to write non-fiction and how to go about building it if you don’t already have it. One thing I couldn’t find enough of when I was writing my first non-fiction proposals was actual examples of proposals that sold. So, I want to share one of mine with you, piece by piece. Today, I’m going to show you …Read More