This is the page where I'm supposed to write in first person and say, "Matt Mikalatos is amazing and better than other people who you might meet."

Let's just go for honest instead.

Here's the deal: I love writing. I love speaking. I love people.

Whether it's writing fantasy and science fiction novels, or writing spiritual books (yes, Christian spiritual books), I am passionate about creating books which are entertaining and change the lives of my readers for the better.

My most recent books are The Crescent Stone (a fantasy novel which anyone will love), Good News for a Change (a book for Christians about how to talk about your faith without being a jerk), and Sky Lantern (a spiritual memoir about one of the weirdest, most beautiful things that has happened to my family). I've had articles or stories with Today.com, Time Magazine, Relevant Magazine, Nature, and Daily Science Fiction, among others.

If you invite me to speak at a conference or event, I'm going to do my best to help us make the world a better place with the words and ideas we exchange.

You are an important person. Whatever your belief system, whoever you are, wherever you come from or what you are going through, you matter. At the end of the day, my message is always going to be some variation on this:

Learn to love.

Learn to be loved.

Live a good life.

Send me a note if you want to talk more. I'm looking forward to getting to know you.

P.S. I'm on staff with a non-profit (twenty years!) that works to help people live fuller, more balanced lives. I live in the Portland, Oregon, area with my family.

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