Foreword INDIES Finalist
Excited to find out that Porcelain Travels 🌎🐥 is a FINALIST in the Foreword INDIES 2018 book awards!
From Foreword's site: "More than 2,000 entries spread across 56 genres were submitted for consideration. The list of finalists was determined by Foreword’s editorial team. Winners are now being decided by a panel of librarian and bookseller judges from across the country. The complete list of finalists can be found at: https://buff.ly/2HyVXIl Winners in each genre will be announced June 14, 2019."
Honored and grateful to be recognized! 🙏
"The Citroën" on Travelers' Tales
Honored to have my story “The Citroën & the Pomegranate” featured as the Editors’ Choice on travelerstales.com.
“The Citroën & the Pomegranate” won the Silver Grand Prize for Travel Story of the Year - including the $750 cash award! - in the 2019 Solas Awards.
Silver Grand Prize Winner!
I was also thrilled to discover I had also won the Silver Grand Prize - including a $750 cash award! - for my story “The Citroën & the Pomegranate.”
Thank you to Travelers’ Tales for sponsoring the awards, and congrats to all the other winners!
MFOA is Back!
For my first show of 2019, I talked with Valerie Stimac about what “space tourism” encompasses, from happenings here on Earth (e.g., stargazing, watching rocket launches, and her experience at space camp!) to when we might be able to plan our next vacation on Mars (i.e., the latest on space-travel efforts underway by Branson, Musk, Bezos, and more). (More)
Porcelain Travels à Paris!
It’s still a few months away, but I’m excited to announce that I’ve been invited to speak at LitWings in Paris on April 11 at La Caféothèque! I’ll be talking about and reading from my new book Porcelain Travels! 🌎🐥
Other presenters include: Film/Docu-series creator Ernest White II; photographer Lone Morch; poet, writer, poetry brothel pimp, SpokenWord host Alberto Rigettini.
Can’t wait to get back to the City of Lights, where several of the stories in the book take place!
More details to follow…
#1 Travel Humor & Literary Travel!
New Travel Podcast!
In February 2018, the Matthew Félix On Air video podcast began as an Internet radio program in downtown San Francisco. The Radio Episodes: Travelers on Travel podcast features segments from that radio show, in which I talk travel with travel writers, journalists, photographers, and filmmakers, from tales of their adventures to their creative endeavors to their thoughts about and insights into travel itself. Listen here.
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.
#1 Amazon.ca Bestseller: Metaphysical & Visionary Books
Matthew's collection of travel stories, With Open Arms, recounts his humorous and harrowing experiences on two trips to Morocco.
#1 Amazon Bestseller: Kindle Morocco • Books Morocco • Kindle Africa • Books Africa
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Matthew Félix has traveled to more than 50 countries and done many short- and long-term stints abroad.
Matthew has lived in European capitals and isolated Spanish villages. He has visited India’s holy sites with a Buddhist monk, slept in a chicken coop in the Arctic, and scaled the sand dunes of the Sahara. He has climbed an active volcano in Chile, been surrounded by gunfire in Istanbul, and traveled the Nile in a sailboat.
Matthew speaks three languages fluently, as well as smatterings of others. When not working on writing projects or on the road, he is likely to be found exploring the streets of San Francisco or hiking the trails of Northern California.