Matthew J. Pallamary’s first book The Small Dark Room of the Soul was mentioned in The Year’s Best Horror and Fantasy. Dreamland a novel about computer generated dreaming, written with Ken Reeth, won an Independent e-Book Award. His historical novel Land Without Evil received rave reviews along with a San Diego Book Award. Matt also received the San Diego Writer’s Monthly Magazine Man of the Year award. Spirit Matters, his memoir, took first place in the San Diego Book Awards Spiritual Book Category, and was an Award-Winning Finalist in the National Best Book Awards. He frequently visits the jungles, mountains, and deserts of North, Central, and South America pursuing his studies of shamanism and ancient cultures. He has taught a fiction workshop at the Southern California Writers’ Conference and the Santa Barbara Writers’ Conference for over twenty years and is Editor-in-Chief of Muse Harbor Publishing.