Matthew Félix is an author, podcast producer and host, and traveler. He has lived in San Francisco for more than 20 years.
Adventure, humor, and spirituality infuse Matthew’s work, which often draws on his time living in Spain, France, and Turkey, as well as travels in over fifty countries.
Matthew’s debut novel, A Voice Beyond Reason, is the story of how a young Spaniard's awakening to his intuition gets him out of his head, so he can follow his heart. Matthew's travel-story collection, With Open Arms, recounts his humorous and harrowing experiences on two trips to Morocco. The collection has topped the Amazon Africa category, as well as the Morocco one three times. Stories from both With Open Arms and Matthew’s new collection received first-place honors in their respective categories of the 2018 Solas Awards. The latter, entitled Porcelain Travels, recounts Matthew’s experiences in, on, and around toilets, tubs, and showers encountered on his travels.
Matthew’s weekly video podcast, Matthew Félix On Air, features “People who create. People who make a difference.” In addition to Matthew Félix On Air, Matthew has produced three podcasts based on his books and another based on the radio program that later became his video show. He has appeared as a guest on several other podcasts, and has been a speaker and panelist at events for groups such as Litquake, Left Coast Writers, Bay Area Travel Writers, and more.
When not working on writing projects or on the road, Matthew is likely to be found exploring the streets of San Francisco or hiking the trails of Northern California.