Matthew Pallamary

Biography

Matthew J. Pallamary's historical novel of first contact between shamans and Jesuits in 18th century South America, titled, Land Without Evil, was published in hard cover by Charles Publishing, and has received rave reviews along with a San Diego Book Award for mainstream fiction. It was chosen as a Reading Group Choices selection. Land Without Evil was also adapted into a full-length stage and sky show, co-written by Agent Red with Matt Pallamary, directed by Agent Red, and performed by Sky Candy, an Austin Texas aerial group. The making of the show was the subject of a PBS series, Arts in Context episode, which garnered an EMMY nomination. Land Without Evil is in development as a feature film.
His nonfiction book, The Infinity Zone: A Transcendent Approach to Peak Performance is a collaboration with professional tennis coach Paul Mayberry which offers a fascinating exploration of the phenomenon that occurs at the nexus of perfect form and motion, bringing balance, power, and coordination to physical and mental activities. The Infinity Zone took 1st place in the International Book Awards, Nonfiction, New Age category, and was a finalist in the San Diego Book Awards.
His first book, a short story collection titled The Small Dark Room Of The Soul was noted in The Year's Best Horror and Fantasy.
It’s follow up A Short Walk to the Other Side was an International Book Award Finalist.
Dreamland, a novel about computer generated dreaming, written with Ken Reeth won an Independent e-Book Award in the Horror/Thriller category.
Matt’s work has appeared in Oui, New Dimensions, The Iconoclast, Starbright, Infinity, Passport, The Short Story Digest, Redcat, The San Diego Writer's Monthly, Connotations, Phantasm, Essentially You, The Haven Journal, and many others. His fiction has been featured in The San Diego Union Tribune which he has also reviewed books for, and his work has been heard on KPBS-FM in San Diego, KUCI FM in Irvine, KX 93.5 in Laguna Beach, television Channel Three in Santa Barbara, and The Susan Cameron Block Show in Vancouver.
He has been a guest on the following nationally syndicated talk shows; Paul Rodriguez, In The Light with Michelle Whitedove, Susun Weed, Medicine Woman, Inner Journey with Greg Friedman, and Environmental Directions Radio series. Matt has also appeared on the following television shows; Bridging Heaven and Earth, Elyssa's Raw and Wild Food Show, Things That Matter, Literary Gumbo, Indie Authors TV, and ECONEWS. He has also been a frequent guest on numerous podcasts, among them, The Psychedelic Salon, and C-Realm.
He has taught fiction workshops at the Southern California Writers' Conference in San Diego, Palm Springs, and Los Angeles, and at the Santa Barbara Writers' Conference for twenty five years. He has also lectured at the Greater Los Angeles Writer’s Conference, the Getting It Write conference in Oregon, the Saddleback Writers' Conference, the Rio Grande Writers' Seminar, the National Council of Teachers of English, The San Diego Writer's and Editor's Guild, The San Diego Book Publicists, The Pacific Institute for Professional Writing, and he has been a panelist at the World Fantasy Convention, Con-Dor, and Coppercon. He is presently Editor in Chief of Muse Harbor Publishing.
Matt also received the Man of the Year 2000 from San Diego Writer's Monthly Magazine. His memoir Spirit Matters, which details his journeys to Peru, working with shamanic plant medicines took first place in the San Diego Book Awards Spiritual Book Category, and was an Award-Winning Finalist in the autobiography/memoir category of the National Best Book Awards, sponsored by USA Book News. Spirit Matters is also available as an audio book.
Matt frequently visits the jungles, mountains, and deserts of North, Central, and South America pursuing his studies of shamanism and ancient cultures.

Smashwords Interview

What is your e-reading device of choice?
A Samsung Tablet
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester. My memoir Spirit Matters describes the whole story.
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Videos

Spirit Matters: Stranger Than Fiction
Author Matthew Pallamary discusses his memoir.

Dying Cultures, Vanishing Wisdom
An award winning video slide show about Dying Cultures and Vanishing Wisdom.

Spirit Matters: Individuation
Author Matthew J. Pallamary discusses visionary plants and his memoir.

Bridging Heaven and Earth Show #122
Matthew J. Pallamary's historical novel Land Without Evil, received rave reviews along with a San Diego Book Award for mainstream fiction and was adapted into a full-length stage and sky show, co-written by Agent Red with Matt Pallamary, directed by Agent Red, and performed by Sky Candy, an Austin Texas aerial group. The making of the show was the subject of a PBS series, Arts in Context episode, which garnered an EMMY nomination. Land Without Evil is in development as a feature film.

Land Without Evil - Live Preview
A live preview of the Land Without Evil aerial theatre show. December 8-16th at the Stateside. Tickets: www.austintheatre.org. Produced by Agent Red and Sky Candy. Directed by Agent Red and Chelsea Laumen, Footage graciously provided by Lobo Sucio Productions. Edited by Agent Red. Adapted for stage and sky from the award-winning novel from Matthew Pallamary.

Matt Pallamary - Spirit Matters 1 of 3
Talking about Shamanism, Ayahuasca and other entheogens. Discussing Matt Pallamary's new book as well. Where he has written his life story and the lessons he have learned.

Matt Pallamary - Spirit Matters 2 of 3
Talking about Shamanism, Ayahuasca and other entheogens. Discussing Matt Pallamary's new book as well. Where he has written his life story and the lessons he has learned.

Matt Pallamary - Spirit Matters 3 of 3
Talking about Shamanism, Ayahuasca and other entheogens. Discussing Matt Pallamary's new book as well. Where he has written his life story and the lessons he has learned.

Infinity Zone Explained
Author Matt Pallamary discusses the concepts behind the Infinity Zone.

Author Paul Mayberry discusses The Infinity Zone with co-author Matt Pallamary
Author Paul Mayberry discusses the concepts behind The Infinity Zone with co-author Matt Pallamary

Matt Pallamary - Ayahuasca 1 of 3
A conversation with Matt Pallamary about Ayahuasca.

Matt Pallamary - Ayahuasca 2 of 3
A conversation with Matt Pallamary about Ayahuasca.

Matt Pallamary - Ayahuasca 3 of 3
A conversation with Matt Pallamary about Ayahuasca.

Matt Pallamary - Adventures of an Urban Shaman 1 of 5
Matt Pallamary - Adventures of an Urban Shaman 1 of 5

Matt Pallamary - Adventures of an Urban Shaman 2 of 5
Matt Pallamary - Adventures of an Urban Shaman 2 of 5

Matt Pallamary - Adventures of an Urban Shaman 3 of 5
Matt Pallamary - Adventures of an Urban Shaman 3 of 5

Matt Pallamary - Adventures of an Urban Shaman 4 of 5
Matt Pallamary - Adventures of an Urban Shaman 4 of 5

Matt Pallamary - Adventures of an Urban Shaman 5 of 5
Matt Pallamary - Adventures of an Urban Shaman 5 of 5

Inner Journey with Greg Friedman and Guest Matt Pallamary
Greg and Matt, talk about his newly released "Spirit Matters", Shamanism and Plant Medicine.

AIR Interviews Matthew Pallamary on Shamanism and Creativity part 1
Part one of AIR interview with Matthew Pallamary, writer of "Land without Evil", "Spirit Matters" discussing Shamanism with the creative process with AIR host, Jennifer Hillman. www.wolfspiritradio.com www.mattpallamary.com for more information on his books. - uploaded via http://www.mp32u.net/

AIR Interviews Matthew Pallamary "Shamanism & Creativity" part two
AIR host Jennifer Hillman discuss with Matthew Pallamary, author of "Land Without Evil".

AIR Interviewing Matthew Pallamary about shamanism
Author Matthew Pallamary discuss the nature of Shamanism and the use of plant within the self-discovery process. He also speaks about his award winning book, Infinity Zone.

Matt Pallamary Shamanic Approach to Storytelling, Indie Authors #52
Indie Authors TV hosts Matt Pallamary, author, playwright, shaman, visionary and more. Join us for a fascinating discussion of his books, travels and experiences. Sure to be enlightening, please share with your circles.

The Infinity Zone: Effortless Mastery
Author Matthew J. Pallamary discusses The Infinity Zone: A Transcendent Approach to Peak Performance, with his co-author Paul Mayberry.

Land Without Evil Underwater Scene.
Underwater Scene Footage from the 2013 theatrical production of "A Land Without Evil" Featuring Bethany Summersizzle and Lindsay Jack King on Pammock, Brynn Route on Pole "A Land Without Evil" is based on the award-winning novel by Matthew Pallamary; Presented by Agent Red and Sky Candy; Adapted to the stage by Agent Red. Directed by Agent Red and Chelsea Laumen

Santa Barbara Writer's Conference - Phantastic Fiction with Matthew Pallamary
Rachel S. Thurston, of r.s.thurston writing & photography, does a phone interview with Santa Barbara Writers Conference Phantastic Fiction workshop leader Matthew Pallamary. Learn about Matt's workshop and hear his advice for SBWC attendees.

Agent Red & Sky Candy present Land Without Evil
Land Without Evil is a narrative driven aerial theatre and multimedia experience adapted from award winning novel by Matthew Pallamary. The show is collaboration between almost 50 artists, aerialists, dancers, contortionists, performers, singers, musicians, and actors who are inspired to tell the pan-cultural story of love, life, family, and the assent to consciousness in the face of death. Footage shot by KLRU-PBS Austin at Cirque Lunaire at La Zona Rosa on Saturday, December 2, 2012!

E-Books vs. Tree-Books
Author and editor Matt Pallamary talks about his experiences with both print books and ebooks. This presentation happened in a book marketing workshop at the Southern California Writers' Conference in San Diego, February 2013.

Books

CyberChrist
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Pre-release—available February 13, 2015. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 36,980. Language: English. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Ashley Butler, a prize winning journalist at the San Diego Times receives an email from a man who claims to have discovered immortality. Thinking it a hoax, she forwards the email to friends and it l becomes the basis for an online church built around the boy, calling him the CyberChrist. While church and state battle over religious freedom online Ashley battles to stay alive.
Eye of the Predator
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,320. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Erik Simpson is a brilliant young zoologist with no memory of his life before the age of sixteen. Trained by his foster father, a renowned zoologist, Erik astounds his colleagues with his insights into animal behavior. His quest for the truth leads him into a murky world of magical plants and ancient shamanic rituals that ultimately bring him face to face with the enigmatic mystery of his past.
A Short Walk to the Other Side: A Collection of Short Stories
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 38,900. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
*Award Winning Finalist - International Book Awards* "Bravo! More!" from Ray Bradbury for Matthew J. Pallamary's short stories. A Short Walk to the Other Side is a second short story collection of supernatural, science fiction, and horror stories following "The Small Dark Room of the Soul" by multiple award winning author Matthew J. Pallamary, which examines the shadow side of human nature.
Spirit Matters - A Memoir
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 81,380. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
*1st Place - San Diego Book Awards - Best Spiritual Book* *Award Winning Finalist - National Best Book Awards - Memoir* Spirit touches us in every moment of our existence; only most of us are caught up in the dramas that we have created in our lives, blinding us to a reality far greater than anything we can imagine with our rational minds. It is simply a matter of awareness.
Land Without Evil
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 107,130. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America
*Finalist - San Diego Book Award* Journey back two hundred and fifty years to a long forgotten world where nature speaks through plants and song pours forth from waterfalls as breathtakingly as a church choir sings Ave Maria. A place where the rhythm of a feathered rattle is believed to bring you closer to your creator. A world where mysticism and innate spirituality conflict with Christianity.
The Small Dark Room of the Soul - And Other Stories
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,900. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
There can be no light without darkness. The sun cannot rise without night preceding it, and the setting sun of the day must inevitably fade to black. If life were all sunshine and roses, there would be no contrast. Perpetual sunshine would be both blinding and devastating. We need the darkness. It is an integral part of the whole. Part of us. Horror stories are a reflection of our darker side.
DreamLand
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 70,450. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
*Winner - Independent E-Book Award!* Fueled by breakthroughs in technology, the terminally ill can dream their lives away in pre-programmed situations of their choosing, controlled by a super computer. All goes according to plan until the dream of DreamLand is shattered by the profit-seeking backer of the project who plans to make the miracle of programmed dreaming into the ultimate theme park.

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