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Two Mystic Ink Titles Honored As Award-Winning Finalists In San Diego Book Awards
Mystic Ink Publishing's "DreamLand" and "A Short Walk to the Other Side" are Award-Winning Finalists in their categories of the 2015 San Diego Book Awards.
Authors Ken Reeth and Matthew J. Pallamary joined forces to write "DreamLand", a novel about computer generated dreaming, which was honored as an Award Winning Finalist in the Science Fiction category of the 2015 San Diego Book Awards. It originally took First Place in the Independent E-book Awards in the horror/thriller category back when e-books were in their infancy. Soon after winning, the publisher folded and DreamLand went into limbo. Sadly, soon after, Ken passed away from leukemia on May 9th 2005.
Recently updated and revised by Pallamary, DreamLand was republished in print and e-book formats by Mystic Ink Publishing.
Fueled by breakthroughs intechnology and neuroscience, the terminally ill, while in an induced slumber, in a pain-free, medically supervised environment, can literally dream their lives away in preprogrammed situations of their choosing, controlled by a super computer. The well-meaning creators of computer generated dreaming plan to conquer the stigma of death by making its wonders available to all, so people can die in vivid, pre-programmed dream surroundings, reliving blissful moments from their past. All goes according to plan until the dream of DreamLand is shattered by the profit-seeking backer of the project, bringing dire consequences.
Pallamary’s second short story collection, “A Short Walk to the Other Side” published as a tribute to his mentor Ray Bradbury, was also honored as an Award-Winning Finalist in the Short Story Category of the San Diego Book Awards, as well as an Award Winning Finalist in the USA Best Book Awards, and an Award-Winning Finalist in the Short Story Category in the 5th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS (IBA).
Ken Reeth was a colorful, creative disc jockey well known to rock music fans as Brother Love. Brother Love's Underground was a radio show in the late-60's that was dedicated to psychedelic and underground rock music. It originated from Pittsburgh radio station WAMO-FM, with Reeth being its psychedelic DJ and emcee. It was also aired, via tape, on Dynamic Broadcasting which owned WILD-AM in Boston, WUFO-AM in Buffalo and WOAH in Miami. Ken was one of the first DJ’s to introduce listeners to Iron Butterfly, Country Joe and the Fish, Mothers of Invention, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Vanilla Fudge, and others.
Matt Pallamary's historical novel of first contact between shamans and Jesuits in 18th century South America, titled, Land Without Evil, was published by Charles Publishing and received rave reviews along with a San Diego Book Award. It was also adapted into a full-length stage and sky show, co-written with 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.
His memoir Spirit Matters, detailing his journeys to the jungles of Peru, took top honors in the San Diego Book Awards’ Spiritual Book Category, and was an Award-Winning Finalist in the National Best Book Awards. It was also released as an audio book, narrated by the author. Originally from Dorchester Massachusetts, Pallamary has lived in San Diego for the past 36 years. For more about Pallamary, or to book him for speaking engagements or interviews visit www.mattpallamary.com.
Other Mystic Ink books have won the following awards:
International Book Award - 1st Place - Nonfiction New Age - The Infinity Zone
San Diego Book Award - Award Winning Finalist - The Infinity Zone
National Best Book Awards - Award Winning Finalist - Spirit Matters
San Diego Book Award - Best Spiritual Book - Spirit Matters
San Diego Book Award - Award Winning Finalist - Land Without Evil
Mystic Ink’s titles have also won the acclaim of noted writers, among them Ray Bradbury, Charles Champlin - L.A. Times Critic Emeritus, Charles M. Schulz, Barnaby Conrad, Victor Villasenor, David Brin, and noted psychologist Stanley Krippner.
Based in San Diego since 2000, Mystic Ink Publishing is an independent publisher focusing on works of a spiritual, shamanic, new age, or transcendent nature as well as dramatic works of Phantastic Fiction © in the paranormal genres of magical realism, horror, supernatural thrillers, and science fiction.