Len Mattano

Len Mattano

Len Mattano is an author and physician who led a childhood cancer

program in southwest 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. His inspirational suspense novel, Celtic

Crossing, was published by Paraclete Press in 2019, and is the first

volume of a planned trilogy. When not home, Len and his wife work from

their strictly seasonal oceanside cabin in East Boothbay, Maine.


Len’s interest in creative writing began during his teen years.

Extensive travel in Europe, as well as a pilgrimage to the Holy Land

led by Fr. Thomas Hoar, SSE, of St. Edmund’s Retreat, inspired much of

the landscape for Celtic Crossing. His photos of the stained glass

windows in the Chapel of Our Lady at Enders Island are featured in a

set of greeting cards and mugs available in the gift shop.