Around the Way with EJ: Checking in with children’s book author Nate Daniels

‘It’s important for young people to see people doing things successfully.’

ROANOKE, Va. – A familiar face to the podcast, I recently caught up with Nate Daniels as he discussed the recent release of his children’s book, “So You Want to Be a Big Leaguer?”

“This book out of the three is the most special to me so far because I really feel like it dives into some real life issues that children and families face individually and as a family,” Daniels said.

The Fairfax native and Ferrum College alum is no stranger to the book world. This is his third children’s book release thus far, in what’s become a series of encouraging and uplifting stories.

“I’ve learned through this process how much you can really impact young people by showing them the blueprint to greatness.”

Daniels, a Ferrum College Alumni Sports Hall of Famer, also owns and operates Daniels Sports Performance in Midlothian where he trains athletes on various aspects of sports and being mentally fit.

Being a former “Black Hat,” Daniels also discussed Ferrum College’s recent promotion of football coach Cleive Adams to Director of Athletics and the important role Adams will play regarding representation and leadership.


About the Author:

Eric is no stranger to the Roanoke Valley. He is a Roanoke native and proud graduate of William Fleming High School.