Welcome!

Hi! Chances are pretty good you're here because you heard about my open letter to Steph about the sky lantern. If you haven't seen the original post, click on the link because the comments are really moving and amazing.  However you arrived here, thanks for coming! Thanks for checking out my site. Below is some info about me, my books, podcast, and how to contact me.

First, my books:

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The Sword of Six Worlds is a fantasy novel I wrote for my daughters. It's the story of a young woman named Validus who teams up with her best friend and some talking animals to fight the evil of The Blight. It's a great, fun book. My adult fans tell me to stop saying it's for kids... but I wrote it for my girls. So it's completely appropriate for kids.

I also write spiritual books. My most recent book is called The First Time We Saw Him, a book which re-imagines the stories of Jesus in 21st century America instead of 1st century Jerusalem.

A sequel, Into the Fray, releases in August of 2015.

Before that I wrote a couple comedy-theology-novels called "My Imaginary Jesus" and "Night of the Living Dead Christian." You can learn more about those here.


My Podcast and Online Magazine

My two friends JR. Forasteros and Clay Morgan basically forced me into a podcast. I was skeptical at first, but now it's often a highlight to my week. We interview comic book writers, authors, theologians, musicians and anyone who interests us, and it's always a fun time. Check it out at StoryMen.Us.

The three of us also curate Norville Rogers, a group blog that I like to call "an online magazine" to make it sound fancy and pretentious. You might get funny videos, deep spiritual thoughts or pop culture, depending on the day. 

This was a long time ago. He's much older looking now.
Here's me in Mexico City. Despite the smile,
I was a little afraid of getting my eye pecked out.
Or, as the gentleman who owned the bird said, "scooped out like a grape."

About Me

I live near Portland, Oregon with my family. I've been on staff with the non-profit organization Cru since 1999. I'm a graduate of Western Seminary, and I often speak at writer's conferences, student events, and churches.

I also like to talk to my fans. You can write me at Matt(at)Mikalatos.com or follow me  on Twitter or become my friend on Facebook. I'm not on Instagram yet. But I do have an old MySpace account floating out there somewhere....