Matthew Daddona is an editor at Dey Street Books where he focuses on narrative nonfiction in the categories of sports, music, humor, pop culture, and memoir. He began his career at Blue Rider/Plume, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Among the titles he edited at Penguin are Last Night in the OR by Bud Shaw, MD and Luke Skywalker Can‘t Read by Ryan Britt. At Dey Street, he acquired and edited the Indie bestseller The Trump Survival Guide and edited Bruce Dickinson’s What Does This Button Do?, which was an instant New York Times bestseller. His recent titles include Guts: The Anatomy of The Walking Dead by Paul Vigna, the first narrative account of the hit TV show‘s success and cult following, and The Close Encounters Man by Mark O’Connell, a narrative biography of astronomer and UFO researcher Dr. J. Allen Hynek. Some of his forthcoming titles include From the Outside, future NBA hall-of-famer Ray Allen’s introspective memoir; Twilight of the Gods, music critic Steven Hyden’s look at the decline of classic rock as a marketing tool and genre; White Boy Rick, a memoir by Rick Wershe Jr., the longest-serving nonviolent juvenile offender in the U.S., whose story is soon to be a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Jason Leigh; Springfield Confidential, a narrative history of the genius behind the making of The Simpsons, from the longest-employed head writer on the show; and Lands of Last Borde, a literary memoir from an adventurer/writer whose work has been featured in The Best American Travel Writing. Matthew is also a poet and fiction writer, a poetry submissions reader for Slice Magazine, and the co-host of a Manhattan-based reading series called "Kill Genre."
Mark Hummel is a novelist, essayist, editor, and writing teacher. His work has regularly appeared in a variety of literary journals including The Bloomsbury Review, Dogwood, Fugue, Talking River Review, Weber: The Contemporary West, and Zone 3. He is the author of the novel In the Chameleon’s Shadow and the story collection Lost and Found and is the editor of the nonfiction magazine bioStories. He lives in Montana’s Flathead Valley.