Spirit Matters Wins First Place in San Diego Book Awards Competition

Engaging, Intimate Portrait of a Man’s Search for Truth in the Jungles of Peru Wins Top Honor in Spiritual Books Competition

SAN DIEGO, Calif. A renowned storyteller’s sometimes mystic, always adventuresome journey to awareness in the new memoir Spirit Matters (published by Mystic Ink Publishing), won first place in the San Diego Book Awards Spiritual Book Category in an awards ceremony at the AMN Healthcare center in San Diego. Author Matthew J. Pallamary’s spiritually important message is stirring the minds, bodies and souls of readers as they follow him from an Irish Catholic ghetto in Boston to the Amazonian jungles of Peru.

Readers will be inspired how Pallamary’s travels – both physical and metaphysical – forever change his sense of reality.

What reviewers are saying about Spirit Matters:

“Matthew J. Pallamary’s Spirit Matters: A Memoir is a powerful attestation that splendidly recreates one man’s quest for truth.” Norman Goldman, editor of BookPleasures.com .

“An inspiring literary work with a deeper understanding of the connection to the spirit that carries us through life.” Amazon five star reviewer.

“Spirit Matters is an inspiring journey of healing and self transformation coming straight from the heart. Pallamary’s search for truth is not only a page turner, it is energized with a blue print for evolution. Bravo!” Amazon five star reviewer.

Pallamary will be signing copies of Spirit Matters on Saturday May 31st at 1:00 pm. at table 12 at the Body, Mind, Spirit; Religion Salute at the BookExpo America 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, where Spirit Matters will be featured in the BEA’s New Title Showcase. In addition to promotions for Spirit Matters, Mystic Ink Publishing will be at booth # 5735 at the BEA on Writer’s Row, giving away hand made Shipibo Indian jewelry from the Peruvian Amazon.

“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,” says Pallamary. “It is simply a matter of awareness.”

Pallamary’s other books include The Small Dark Room Of The Soul, A Short Walk To The Other Side, and Land Without Evil.

For more information, please visit, www.mattpallamary.com, or www.mysticinkpublishing.com.

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