Matthew Callan grew up in a place with lots of cops and now lives in Queens. He’s written quite a lot about the New York Mets at Amazin Avenue. He used to write all over the interwebs, as was the custom at the time. A litany of his writing can be found here.
Also in the past: penning snotty commentaries for NPR and writing a lot of stuff for the sadly defunct Freezerbox.com and getting some of that stuff shortlisted for the 2003 edition of the Best American Nonrequired Reading. He also wrote a sports blog for MSN and was a contributing writer for the New York Press and you can’t find any of this in the internet so you’ll just have to take his word for it. Oh, and he contributed to Excelsior You Fathead, a biography of radio humorist Jean Shepherd. So there’s that.
He wrote a novel called Hang a Crooked Number, which is about spies and baseball and many other things and is available in ebook form from the retailer of your choice or sort-of direct from him here. Once upon a time, he received an MFA in fiction from Brooklyn College and had stories here and there and thought that’s what he was gonna do with his life, but you think lots of dumb things when you’re young, don’t you? Along the way, he was a bridesmaid in fiction contests for Nimrod International Literary Journal, Zoetrope: All-Story, and Bomb Magazine.
What does the future hold for him? Well, one day he’ll die, but then again, so will you. Makes ya think, don’t it?