Stephen Tulloch co-authors new children's book

He's been an NFL linebacker for 10 years and now Stephen Tulloch is trying something new. He's co-authored with Maria Dismondy his first children's book called "The Little Linebacker." The book is a fictional story about a boy that has big dreams of playing football in the NFL, and how he must overcome the odds and many challenges before he can reach his ultimate goal.

Proceeds from book sales benefit his foundation "Operation 55," which helps him adopt 55 Detroit Schools.

Stephen is currently launching his book by having various stops throughout Detroit June 9-11 to meet fans and autograph his book. You can find his book tour locations and times below.

You can learn more about Stephen's book as he and Maria joined us on The Nine to tell us more about it. You can watch his interviews in the video player above.

Stephen also briefly mentioned his future with The Lions during the interview. He is currently on the roaster but hasn't been to offseason team activities and the media hasn't seen him at the facility in Allen Park. You can read more about that and watch that clip here

"The Little Linebacker" is currently available in various stores across the country and online. You can get more information at

Thursday June 9th

  • 11-12PM Books-A-Million Signing (book reading at 11:30) 31150 Southfield Rd Franklin, MI 48025
  • 6-7 pm Barnes and Noble Signing  (book reading at 6:30) 3120 Fairlane Dr. Allen Park, MI 48101

Friday June 10th

  • 6-7PM Barnes and Noble Signing  (book reading at 6:30) 9605 Village Pl Blvd. Green Oak Township, MI 48116

Saturday June 11th

  • 11-12 PM Walmart Book Signing 3301 N Pontiac Trail Commerce Charter Twp., MI 48390
  • 2-3 PM Walmart Book Signing 33201 Van Dyke Ave Sterling Heights, MI 48312
  • 5-6pm Biggby Coffee Signing 208 E 14 Mile Rd. Clawson, MI 48017