Marty Gitlin

Marty Gitlin


Hey, Folks!

I am a veteran bookwriter and sportswriter, having worked in the newspaper business for 17 years before turning my attention to freelancing in 2005. I won more than 45 awards covering the Indians, Browns and high school sports, including first place for general excellence from Associated Press in 1996 for my writing during the 1995 World Series.

Since becoming a freelance writer, I have written nearly 20 educational books on history and sports, all of which have been published or are in the process of being published.

More dear to my heart, however, is the Great American Cereal Book, which has been accepted for publication and will be released in the fall of 2010. It is a fun, funny, breakfast cereal encyclopedia that includes every breakfast cereal ever created - from 1863 to the present. It also features hundreds of images of vintage cereal boxes and spokescharacters (Tony the Tiger, Snap, Crackle, Pop, Lucky the Leprechaun, etc...)

I am married and have three kids. I live in the west Cleveland suburb of North Olmsted and am an avid tennis player.

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  • james lee posted 3588 days ago

    james lee

    You definitely have a great history of sports writing. i have read a few and just loved them. You are such a great writer. screen enclosures

  • lola lola posted 3822 days ago

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  • Brian Murphy posted 4201 days ago

    Brian Murphy

    Marty, Brian Murphy here. If you can, drop me a note. Would like to catch up with you!

  • Greg Cooksey posted 4339 days ago

    Greg Cooksey

    Hey Marty,

    I would really like it if you would read give give me your feed back on my article about the Cavs you can find it at

    agian your toughts would be greatly appriciated!

  • Andrew Britton posted 4346 days ago

    Andrew Britton

    I'm going to write an article as a response to Offense? Defense? The Brown's Need Help Everywhere. I will link your article in my own. It is not meant with any disrespect, or ill intent. We talk about sports because we love them, and if we all had the same view...well that just wouldn't be any fun. Your article was clearly well written and pleasantly lyrical, I had a few gripes about content and figured a different point of view could be interesting. Hopefully, my article will be as well written as yours, with simply a different vantage point.