Len Mattano is an author and physician who led a pediatric hematology/oncology program in Kalamazoo, Michigan, for 18 years. In 2009 he and his family moved to Mystic, Connecticut, where he has focused on drug development, research, and writing. He is an avid photographer and devotee of the arts, history, philosophy, and theology—all of which texture his writing. When not home, Len and his wife work from their strictly seasonal ocean side cabin in East Boothbay, Maine.
Len believes in the power of inspiration. Just as he knew at age 10 that he wanted to become a doctor, he later discerned a calling to help children with cancer and blood disorders. So when the idea for Celtic Crossing came to him one day, he acted. The story drew on his talents as a writer, but even more deeply from walking alongside patients and families on life’s most difficult journeys. The author hopes that this enthralling suspense novel—where medicine and miracles converge—will move the heart of every reader.
Celtic Crossing was released by Paraclete Press in September, 2019. Len is hard at work on the second book of the Emmaus Trilogy. He was selected by the Douglas Library of Hebron as its 2020 Connecticut Authors Trail guest speaker.