Michael Castleman writes about health and sexuality, as well as mystery novels set in San Francisco. For 35 years (1972-2007), his journalism focused on health defined broadly, including optimal wellness, mainstream medicine, alternative therapies, nutrition, fitness, and sexuality.
In 2007, Castleman largely retired from health journalism but has continued to write about sexuality. He pens the blog, “All About Sex” for PsychologyToday.com (more than 20M views), and answers questions for free from people of all ages on the website he publishes, GreatSexGuidance.
Why retire from writing about health but not sex? “The thank-you notes,” he explains. “Readers appreciated my health writing, but I’ve gotten many more thank-you notes from answering sex questions and providing counseling.”
Castleman also writes mystery novels set in San Francisco. His protagonist is newspaperman and historian Ed Rosenberg, named after a childhood friend who died young. The novels also feature Rosenberg’s girlfriend-then-wife, Julie Pearl, their two children, and a good deal of San Francisco’s golden, quirky, raunchy history.
Castleman has written more than 2,000 magazine and web articles. He has been nominated twice for National Magazine Awards. He has also contributed to dozens of magazines, among them: Smithsonian, Reader’s Digest, Prevention, Playboy, AARP Magazine, Family Circle, Psychology Today, The Nation, Redbook, Men’s Health, Self, Mother Jones, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Men’s Fitness, Good Housekeeping, Ladies’ Home Journal, Health, Men’s Journal, Sierra, Parenting, Natural Health, Yoga Journal, and Herb Quarterly.
In addition to regular posts on PsychologyToday.com, he has written for WebMD, Salon.com, and many other sites.
Castleman’s 17 books have sold more than 2.5 million copies.
He has been interviewed on hundreds of television and radio programs, among them: Today, Good Morning, America, Charlie Rose, and Phil Donahue.
You can read additional details about Castleman’s background, education, and career on his Wikipedia page.