Interview with Matthew J. Pallamary

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.
When did you first start writing?
I started seriously writing some time around 1981.
Who are your favorite authors?
Ray Bradbury, David Brin, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Tolstoy, Tolkien
Published 2014-07-16.
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Books by This Author

Night Whispers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,580. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » Crime
Nick Powers gets chased by the cops on a wild ride that ends in a crash that knocks him unconscious. When he comes to he hears whispering voices, then a homeless man arguing with himself and realizes that the whispers he hears are the other side of the argument. While the police are investigating a series of ritual murders, homeless people are disappearing. No one seems to care - except Nick.
Phantastic Fiction -- A Shamanic Approach to Story
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,240. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2015 by Matthew J. Pallamary. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Screenwriting, Nonfiction » Publishing » Playwriting
Matthew J. Pallamary's Phantastic Fiction Workshop has been a staple of the Santa Barbara Writers Conference and the Southern California Writer’s Conference for over twenty five years. Matt has spent years in North and South America pursuing his studies of shamanism. Through his research into the written word and shamanism, he has uncovered the heart of what a story really is.
CyberChrist
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 36,980. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,320. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Adventure » General
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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,900. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
*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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,380. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
*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
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 41,240. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America, Fiction » Adventure » General
*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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,900. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,450. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
*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.