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. In an age of very real terrors like A.I.D.S., cancer, and terrorism, stories that frighten us can perform a useful function by allowing readers to live out and experience fear in a controlled fashion and deal with horror on their own terms. If it gets to be too much, they can always close the book and put it away. Experiencing horror in this way works as an anxiety release because it is a tangible way to deal with and escape the terrors of modern living...
Through the ages, countless spiritual disciplines have urged us to look within ourselves and seek the truth. Part of that truth resides in a small, dark room -- one we are afraid to enter.
If we can only push aside the dark door of fear that holds us at bay and rescue the part of our souls that cringes in the dark, we might come to a better understanding of what makes us tick.
The Small Dark Room of the Soul and Other Stories is a collection of fourteen short horror stories -- and all the monsters are human...
Do you dare peer into the dark mirror of our collective soul?
"Bravo More!" -- Ray Bradbury
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About the Author
Matt Pallamary's historical novel Land Without Evil received rave reviews along with a San Diego Book Award and is being translated into Spanish. It 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.
The Infinity Zone: A Transcendent Approach to Peak Performance is a collaboration with tennis coach Paul Mayberry which offers a fascinating exploration of the phenomenon that occurs at the nexus of perfect form and motion. It took 1st place in the International Book Awards, New Age category and was a finalist in the San Diego Book Awards. It has also been translated into Italian by Hermes Edizioni.
The Small Dark Room Of The Soul, his first short story collection, was mentioned in The Year's Best Horror and Fantasy.
A Short Walk to the Other Side, his second collection, was an Award Winning Finalist in the International Book Awards, an Award Winning Finalist in the USA Best Book Awards, and an Award Winning Finalist in the San Diego Book Awards.
DreamLand, written with Ken Reeth won an Independent e-Book Award in the Horror/Thriller category and was an Award Winning Finalist in the San Diego Book Awards.
Eye of the Predator was an Award Winning Finalist in the Visionary Fiction category of the International Book Awards.
CyberChrist was an Award Winning Finalist in the Thriller/Adventure category of the International Book Awards.
Phantastic Fiction - A Shamanic Approach to Story took 1st place in the International Book Awards Writing/Publishing category.
His memoir Spirit Matters detailing 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.