I’m Brandon. I’m a writer based in eastern North Carolina.


My book HEAD IN THE GAME (Dey Street) will be published on February 28, 2017. HitG is about the mental engineering of the world’s greatest athletes, which has become the new frontier in sports, and what that means for the rest of us.

More on that here.

Built loosely around how I thought I would become a pro baseball player and failed miserably, HitG is essentially a chronicle of the beginning of a revolution in how athletes get better at what they do—how they “find an edge in a world in which finding an edge is often impossible.”

HitG will be a wild tour of a bunch of cutting-edge stuff and some wild stories that I think will cause all of us to re-think what it means to be great. I also hope it helps propel forward the growing and necessary conversation surrounding mental health in our country.

I am also a writer-at-large for B/R Mag at Bleacher Report and CNN.

In the past, I’ve had stories published by Outside, SB Nation Longform, CNN, GQ, ESPN The Magazine, Pacific Standard, and other places. Occasionally, my work may still pop up here and there.

I write some fiction, too, and hope to find time to polish it up enough that someone wants to publish it.

I was raised on fantastical stories and I’ve sketched out a whole bunch of my own. They are short stories, and novels, and screenplays. Soon as we find a cure for sleep, I’ll be able to finish them, and one day unleash my madness upon the world.

I live in eastern North Carolina with my wife, our toddler son, and our two dogs, a Jack Russell Terrier and a half-Jack Russell Terrier half-pit bull.

I’m represented by Eric Lupfer at WME/IMG.