My name is Ian Casselberry, and I’m a freelance writer, living in Asheville, NC. Before that, I lived almost all of my life in Ann Arbor, MI.
This is my personal website and blog, where I generally write about whatever intrigues me (especially when it exceeds 140 characters).
I enjoy writing about movies, sports, pop culture, current events, media and personal experiences. I try to post three to four times a week, though often fall short of that goal.
Currently, I am an editor for Awful Announcing, covering sports media and culture, and its sister site The Comeback, which follows sports and pop culture.
Additionally, I provide baseball, sports media and pop culture analysis for several sports talk radio shows each week. Asheville, Des Moines, Charleston, Greenville and Chicago are among the markets I appear on regularly.
I’ve previously been a lead writer for Bleacher Report’s Major League Baseball coverage, contributed to Yahoo! Sports baseball blog, Big League Stew, and SB Nation Detroit, posting breaking news stories, blog entries and opinion pieces.
I was also a writer for MLive.com’s Detroit Tigers coverage, where I contributed a weekly column, compiled bi-weekly daily links posts, and helped moderate live game blogs.
Prior to those gigs, I was the managing editor of Bless You Boys, SB Nation’s Detroit Tigers blog. My work on the Tigers has led to features on ESPN.com, USA Today Sports Weekly, Yahoo! Sports and Maple Street Press’ Tigers Annual.
I have worked in traditional media, as a feature writer and columnist for the now-defunct Motor City Sports magazine. Much of my work involved covering the 2006 Detroit Tigers, who went to the World Series. I’ve also covered the Detroit Pistons and Detroit Lions, as well as college and prep sports.
This blogging thing began for me in 2004, with the site Fried Rice Thoughts. A year later, I authored a Detroit-centric sports blog titled Sweaty Men Endeavors (the sports blog with the slightly gay name), which was featured in the Metro Times in December of 2005.
Someday, I will write that novel, which is presumably why I attended the University of Iowa (and ran up a bunch of loans), studying with its Writers Workshop.
Thank you for reading, and I hope to keep you interested enough to check back regularly.