Monday, May 18, 2015

Available Now On Amazon!

Witches Protection Program is now availble on Amazon! Coming soon to Kindle. 

Wes Rockville, a disgraced law enforcement agent, is given one last chance to prove himself and save his career when he's reassigned to a 232 year old secret government organization. The Witches Protection Program. His first assignment: uncover a billion-dollar Cosmetics company’s diabolical plan of using witchcraft for global domination, while protecting its heiress Morgan Pendragon from her aunt’s evil deeds. Reluctantly paired with veteran witch protector, Alastair Verne, Wes must learn to believe in both witches and himself. Filled with adventure, suspense and a rousing good time, Michael Phillip Cash creates a tongue-in-cheek alternate reality where witches cast spells and wreak havoc in modern day New York City.


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Q & A



I recently sat down with Julie Gerber and did a quick Q & A about myself and my Darracia Sci-fi series. I thought I would share that with you.



Favorite color? Very pale gray.

Favorite Author and Book? Awaken The Giant Within by Anthony Robbins

Do you prefer kindle or an actual book? Book.

Favorite place to read? I have an actual library in the house.

Favorite place to write? Anywhere my laptop is placed.

Is your writing desk kept tidy or is it organized chaos? Neat.

Favorite subject in school? English.

Do you listen to music while you write or have other distractions? Or do you write when everything is quiet around you?I have two children under six. Nothing disturbs me.

Advice to aspiring writers? Sit down and write. Don't over think it. Put it down, then when your reread it, you can edit. The characters drive the story.


What do you want readers to take away from your books? First is entertainment. I hope my books take them away from their worries to live in the excitement and wonder of the story. If they end up with an "ah ha" moment, then that's icing on the cake.

In regards to Darracia series:

Favorite character?  I spent a lot of time thinking about this and can't pick a favorite character. Each one was fun. I loved V'sair's innocence, Tulani's courage, Reminda's wiseness. I enjoyed writing about Drakko and Reminda's affection.  Zayden started out as a minor character, then grew. Hilde was playful. Each had special relationships. I even enjoyed the villain, Staf Nuen. I will say though that I liked Mori and Pacuto the least. They were so evil, morally bankrupt.

When you started writing the series, did you intend to mirror the problems in our society in the book, or did it just happen? I never know where a book will go when I begin it. Once the characters start to develop, the story takes off on its own. The book began in the "schoolroom" with V'sair's boredom with his lesson. I had no idea where that was going to take me. I didn't have plan, except for a hazy idea of an evil uncle. I had to come up with  a reason for V'sair's unhappiness and the thought that he didn't fit in because he was a child of two very different types of parents in a intolerant society occurred.. That brought forth a whole lot of possibilities, social inequality, economic issues, prejudice, social unrest. The division of Darracia into several levels or castes that was brimming with revolution created all the turmoil I needed. Borrowing from headlines  anywhere in the world gave me all the material to show the end result of intolerance and oppression.            

What was the biggest challenge you faced when writing the series? Creating a whole new world filled with complex problems and relationships was the hardest part. The issues had to have developed over hundreds of years. I created a new religion, a history for this planet and worked very hard to sprinkle this into the story without boring people with a history lesson. I didn't want them as bored with the back story of this world as V'sair was in the first scene.
             

What is the biggest problem our world faces today? Take your pick. Intolerance, lack of morality, entitlement, the destruction of our home through pollution, inequality, the social, economic or religious issues tearing up any of the hot spots from the Ukraine, to the Middle East, to our own desperate situation fracturing the United States today.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

"An American In Paris" Now In New York!

If you are in New York for Spring Break, there is a new Broadway adaptation of the movie "An American In Paris" it is a must see for anyone coming to the New York area for Spring.

This is the romantic story of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl, and the yielding city of Paris. Each of them is yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.

This is a musical full of beauty and the things of the heart.





For more information or to purchase tickets, go here: An American In Paris Tickets 
                                      
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Sunday, February 22, 2015

In Case You Missed It!


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WINNER!

Schism won Best Book Show for 2014 on Storytellers Campfire in the Marble Awards!!!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

MARBLE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED TOMORROW NIGHT!

Nominated for Fiction

Schism: The Battle for Darracia was nominated for a Marble Award. Tune in tomorrow night to see if I am a winner! Congratulations to all nominees!

Tune In Tomorrow Night At 8PM Pacific Time!