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.

Monday, August 25, 2014

$100 Macy's Gift Card Giveaway

Born and raised on Long Island, Michael Phillip Cash has always had a fascination with horror writing and found footage films. He wanted to incorporate both with his debut novel, Brood X. Earning a degree in English and an MBA, he has worked various jobs before settling into being a full-time author. He currently resides on Long Island with his wife and children.

Michael Phillip Cash wants to know what your favorite book is that he has written and why you like it. To do this he has created a simple entry of only 3 questions to answer. One winner will receive a $100 gift card to Macy's. Wouldn't that be great for the upcoming holiday seasons?

The winner will be hand picked by Michael Cash himself. He is looking for creativity in your answers of why you like a certain book. 

Details:You are allowed to only enter two times and anything beyond that will not count. There is an optional section to share this giveaway on your Facebook page only for an extra entry. This giveaway will end September 8, 2014 and only open to US.  Note again, this is not a random giveaway and creativity is keyEnter below and Good luck!

This giveaway is not endorsed by Macy's, Google, or Facebook. Please scroll to the bottom of the form below to submit your answer.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Thank You For The Reviews!

I always appreciate all of you who purchase my books and also leave reviews. As an Indie author, the reviews help in a myriad of ways. Thank you!

I am sharing some of those views with you today.

5 Stars!

"I like how (Cash) wrote about the past and the present it helps to explain the history of the house and its ghostly occupants. This Bedlam house is full of history and antiques that are worth so much more than what Brad and Julie paid for the house." ~Char

"I don't usually read novels about hauntings, but I heard an advertisement for this one on the radio while on my way to work. I don't know, something sparked my interest so I looked it up on Amazon. A very fast read! I couldn't put it down! Tessa is larger than life! One minute she scares you with her jealous rages, the next minute, she is just a sad little girl. Loved all the characters!" ~Connie

" Michael Phillip Cash has a rich imagination, a gift that comes from being grounded and secure with life as being lived. And it is precisely that connect differentiating the impending River Styx and life as we are living it that separates the book from his other very successful novellas. RISEN is the third and final book of THE BATTLE FOR DARRANCIA series and as the two preceding parts if the series (SCHISM and COLLISION) places us on another planet and introduces completely fictional characters belabored with difficult names that drive the reader into a world confined to the region between the covers of the well-designed book. Readers committed to the space related Sci-Fi genre will likely love the book. For this reader this series steps out of focus, leaving any relationship to matters about which we can become concerned, thoughts that remain with us because they relate to where we struggle, where we win, and where we want to return. Technically well written, RISEN finally affects the reader in a different manner than the first two books." ~Grady

" ...these are not your normal everyday characters! Oh no! Michael Phillip Cash will not allow them to wallow in their despair, will he? No! As, I have mentioned in previous reviews, Cash has a way with his characters and they are really a strong part of his stories.This is one reason I so enjoy his books. King V'Sair and Zayden are strong warrior characters and evil can't win over good, can it? This book is action-packed and I couldn't put it down until I was finished. It was intriguing and I was very satisfied with the ending to this trilogy." ~Beachcity Mom