From the latest book in my Midwestern Sports Stories Series–Pop Time: A Baseball Phenom’s 60-Day Dash Towards the MLB Draft, to be released this summer from Last Mile Press.
Hi, I’m Jon, a writer and author of the narrative non-fiction book, The Boys in Brown. On this blog I share reflections on the intersection of youth sports and culture. This page gives you the lowdown on what to expect. I’m a youth football coach and the experience sparked a desire to write and share ideas. I started this blog with three burning questions: – Why is the culture of youth sports turned so upside down? – How can we make youth … Read More about About the Author
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Jon has a strong willingness to learn, an open mind to new ideas, and perhaps most importantly he is an innovator — always thinking outside the box. He has shown a commitment to embrace everything that is new about journalism today, while also realizing the importance of traditional values of the past like storytelling and sourcing.
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Jon is terrific at generating well-constructed, thought-provoking stories. He is excellent at tailoring articles for my paper’s needs, and I believe he could do so for anyone. He is not afraid to dig deep to ensure that a story or project is thorough and will provide insight beyond day-to-day expectations.
Editor, Red Eye Chicago
Thanks for providing a great experience for (my son) this year. It’s be a really positive experience for him and he’s really enjoying the sport, teamwork, challenges and accomplishments that it’s offered him.
to our coaches this past football season