Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Blast From The Past!

Just wanted to share an interview I did last year with Naila Moon, from Reading Authors Blog! Check out her site for great reviews and recommendations!

Interview with author, Michael Phillip Cash

Recently I asked author Michael Phillip Cash to do an interview with me about his books. I wanted
 to dthis as part of my Halloween review month. He was quite gracious. CLICK HERE to read the 
review in its entirety. ~Naila Moon

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014

How The Story Unfolds...

I always loved  going to the South Street Seaport in Manhattan, Mystic Seaport in Conn, and Cold Spring Harbor with my parents when I was younger. My mom took us often to many of the historical spots that dot the East Coast and made us pretend we lived there. What kind of food would we eat, where would we get it? How would we travel? Why is location important? We drove down the east coast to Florida every year, and she would make us pretend to be soldiers  in the Civil War- How did it make us feel fighting another one our countrymen? Let's say we were brothers with opposing viewpoints? Just last week, she went with my kids and I to the Old Bethpage Restoration and we ate pretzels and birch beer in the 300 year old tavern. She made my children smell the smokey wood scent of the aged fireplace, walk in a corn maze, play a game of checkers on a cracker barrel.  We walked through the open air market and discussed what life would be like to live in a town like this in the 19th century. So, writing about life in older centuries is based on a lifetime of exercises into trips of imagination. We were not limited to the East Coast, we have been pioneers as well as Native Americans, and on vacations to Europe, we have thought about being anything from Vikings to Crusaders, Religious Reformists to serfs.  A simple game of placing myself into what a person was feeling during the time I choose to investigate, creates both the character and the story. When I write, I close my eyes, and rehash the long ago questions she made us ponder, and sure enough, personalities and situations begin to take shape, and the story unfolds. Join me October 16 to learn more about my new release and win some great prizes! 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

#Podcast for #Stillwell

Stillwell is being featured on VickyandJen.com. Be sure to listen to their podcast and hear the wonderful Stillwell promotional commercial!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Available On Amazon!

Remy Galway and her daughter Olivia are rebuilding their life after a failed marriage in a 300 year old cottage in historic Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island. Little do they know, another occupant is lurking in the haven of their own home. Will the After House be their shelter or their tomb?

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Haunted Caverns? Longhorn Cavern

Across the United States and around the world caves have been discovered containing natural riches. They have also been used for shelter by prehistoric, native people and beyond.

Photo Creative Commons/ by Angelia

Some of these caves have been noted to be haunted. One such place is the Longhorn Cavern in Burnet, Texas near Austin, Texas. The path above leads to the inside of the cave. The photographer who took the photo said there was no way to enter from here. She noted, "locked to keep people in or out?"

Some of the original inhabitants of the cave is the Comanche Nation. As they would have had sacred ceremonies here the imprints left in the cavern could be many. There have been sightings of Native Americans in the caverns as well as a noted lady in white.

Additionally, there have been rocks thrown, embodied voices, and children's laughter heard throughout the cavern as well as the ground itself, which is a whooping 645 acres.

Photo Creative Commons/Sam Bass
The cave has notable history which includes the legend of the outlaw, Sam Bass who robbed trains, stage coaches, and most noted the Union Pacific Railroad.

Legend has it that Sam Bass hid $2 million dollars in this cave but no evidence to date proves this.
However, he did leave a lasting legend and people flocked here. If he was indeed here, did he leave more than his money?

In the 1800's the cave was discovered by men who later fought for the Confederate Army. Here they use bat droppings to make gun powder that was used in the Civil War. Question remains what ghostly inhabitants where left here during one of the U.S. worst history as this was a major hideout for the Confederate Army.

Finally, in the 1920's when Prohibition was in full force, this cave with its massive halls, that are still used today, was home to a hidden speak easy and dance place. Again, could some of the fast times of the people who were drinking and having a good time, left their impressions and voices upon the inner walls?

Well, that is for you decide and for history and the spirits of the cavern walls to answer.