Thursday, December 15, 2016

Book Awards!

Stillwell - Awards:
  • NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner
  • Rebecca's Reads Choice Awards Winner
  • Hoboken International Film Festival - Best Screenplay (Unproduced) Nomination
  • 2013 Foreword's Book of the Year Awards INDIEFAB Honorable Mention
  • 2015 Independent Author Network (IAN) Book of the Year Awards Winner & Finalist - Outstanding Paranormal / Supernatural, Horror/Suspense
  • 2015 Los Angeles Movie Awards - Thriller - Honorable Mention
  • 2016 BookWorks Book of the Week (Week of February 01 2016)
  • 2016 National Indie Excellence Finalist - Horror
  • Best Book Awards 2016 - Mystery/Suspense - Finalist
  • 2016 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Quarterfinalist
  • 2016 Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) Screenplay Competition - Runner-Up
  • 2016 Las Vegas Lift-Off Film Festival Screenplay Finalist
Monsterland - Awards:
    • NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner
    • 2015 Gold Winner Foreword Review Book of the Year - Horror
    • 2016 Foreword Review Book of the Year Finalist - Horror
    • 2016 National Indie Excellence Finalist - Horror
    • 2016 International Book Awards - "Finalist" in the "Fiction: Horror" category
    • 2016 IAN Book of the Year Awards - "Horror", "Young Adult", and "Fantasy" Finalist
    • 2016 IAN Book of the Year Awards - Outstanding "Horror/Suspense" Winner
    • 2016 Moonbeam SILVER Award Winner - Young Adult Fiction
    • 2016 Las Vegas Lift-Off Film Festival Screenplay Finalist
    • 2016 IAN Book of the Year Awards - Second Place Winner for Book of the Year
    • 2016 Williamsburg International Film Festival Screenplay Competition - Honorable Mention
    • 2016 Harlem International Film Festival Screenplay Competition - Finalist
    • 2016 Flickers' Rhode Island International Screenplay Competition - Grand Prize winner in the category of Vortex Horror/Sci Fi
    The After House - Awards:
    • 2014 Foreword Review Indie Fab Finalist for Thriller/Suspense
    • 2015 BooksandAuthor.com Book of the Year - Fiction
    • 2015 Independent Author Network (IAN) Book of the Year Awards Finalist - Horror/Suspense, Thriller
    • 2016 National Indie Excellence Finalist - Suspense
    • 2016 International Book Awards - "Finalist" in the "Fiction: Thriller/Adventure" category
    • Shelf Unbound December/January 2017, #8 on Notable 100
    Witches Protection Program - Awards:
    • Foreword Reviews - Five Stars
    • 2015 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards - Bronze
    • 2015 BooksandAuthors.com Book of the Year - Action, Adventure - Honorable Mention
    • 2015 NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner - Paranormal
    • 2015 Beverly Hills Screenwriting Contest - Official Finalist in Fantasy
    • 2015 New York Screenwriting Contest - Official Finalist in Fantasy 
    • 2015 Hollywood Screenwriting Contest - Official Finalist in Fantasy
    • 2016 Los Angeles CineFest Feature Screenplay Semi-Finalist
    • 2016 Los Angeles Movie Awards - Honorable Mention Winner for screenplay
    • 2016 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Quarterfinalist
    • 2016 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards Quarter Finalist
    • 2016 Los Angles Book Festival - YA Winner - Top Honors
    • 2016 National Indie Excellence Finalist - Suspense
    • 2016 New York Book Festival Winner - Young Adult
    • 2016 Las Vegas Lift-Off Film Festival Screenplay Finalist
    • 2016 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition - Advanced to the Second Round in the Comedy category
    The Flip - Awards for:
    • Foreword's Book of the Year Awards INDIEFAB Finalist
    • NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner
    • 2015 Independent Author Network (IAN) Book of the Year Awards Finalist - Thriller
    • 2015 BooksandAuthor.com Book of the Year - Fiction
    • Shelf Unbound December/January 2017, #7 on Notable 100
    Pokergeist - Awards:
    • NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner - Thriller
    • 2015 New York Screenwriting Contest - Grand Jury Prize Winner in Comedy
    • 2015 Hollywood Screenwriting Contest - Honorable Mention in Comedy
    • 2015 Garden State Film Festival - Finalist
    • 2015 Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest - Third Place Bronze Award in Comedy
    • 2016 Los Angeles Movie Awards - Honorable Mention Winner for screenplay
    • 2016 Los Angeles CineFest Feature Screenplay Semi-Finalist
    • 2016 International New York Film Festival - Best Script
    • 2015-2016 Reader Views Finalist Fantasy- Honorable Mention
    • 2015 Shelf Unbound Best Indie Book Notable Indie
    • 2016 National Indie Excellence Action/Adventure Winner
    • 2016 Catalina Film Festival Screenplay Finalist
    • 2016 Las Vegas Lift-Off Film Festival Screenplay Finalist
    • 2016 Creative World Awards Finalist - Comedy
    Brood X - Awards:
    • NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner
    • 2013 Rebecca's Reads Choice Awards Winner - Horror
    • 2013 Script Pipeline Finalist - 4th place out of 4500 screenplays
    • 2014 Readers Views Reviewers Choice Award
    • 2015 New York Screenwriting Contest - Official Finalist in Horror 
    • 2015 Hollywood Screenwriting Contest - Official Finalist in Horror
    • 2016 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Quarterfinalist
    • 2016 Burbank International Film Festival - Original Screenplay Nominee
    • 2016 Las Vegas Lift-Off Film Festival Screenplay Finalist
    • 2016 Creative World Awards Finalist - Horror/Thriller/Fantasy
    • 2016 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition - advanced to the Second Round in the  Drama category
    The History Major - Awards:
    • NABE Pinnacle Award 
    • 5 Stars Foreword Review Clarion 
    • 2016 Foreword Review Book of the Year Finalist- Thriller
    • 2016 IAN Book of the Year Awards - "Horror", "Thriller", and "Novella" Finalist
    • 2016 IAN Book of the Year Awards - Outstanding "Novella" Winner
    The Hanging Tree - Awards:
    • NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner
    • Foreword's Book of the Year Awards INDIEFAB Finalist
    • 2015 Independent Author Network (IAN) Book of the Year Awards Finalist - Outstanding Paranormal / Supernatural, Horror/Suspense
    The Battle for Darracia Books I, II, III - Awards:
    • USA Best Book Awards Finalist
    • Foreword Review Book of the Year Finalist - Fantasy
    • 2015 BooksandAuthors.com Book of the Year - Sci-Fi - Honorable Mention
    • Judge, 24th Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards - Judge Number: 10
    Collision: The Battle for Darracia Book II - Awards:
    • Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards Finalist 2015 - Action / Adventure
    Schism: The Battle for Darracia Book - Awards:
    • Rebecca's Reads Choice Awards Winner
    • 2015 Marble Awards - Best Book & Guest Show
    • 2015 Independent Author Network (IAN) Book of the Year Awards Finalist - Science Fiction
    • 2013 Foreword Reviews' INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Finalist
    Risen: The Battle for Darracia Book III - Awards:
    • Foreword's Book of the Year Awards INDIEFAB Finalist
    • Reviewer's Choice Award Honorable Mention - Science Fiction
    • 2014/2015 Readers Views Literary Award Winner
    • 2015 Independent Author Network (IAN) Book of the Year Awards Finalist - Science Fiction

    Friday, December 9, 2016

    Presenting IndieReader’s annual list of their best reviewed indie titles of 2016


    HORROR
    An amusement park featuring werewolves, vampires, and zombies is a facade
     for a diabolical plan: MONSTERLAND By Michael Phillip Cash.

    Get the full list of best-reviewed titles on The Huffington Post! Click HERE!

    Thursday, December 1, 2016

    Judge’s Commentary For The Battle for Darracia

    Entry Title The Battle for Darracia
    Author: Michael Phillip Cash
    Judge Number: 10
    Entry Category: Genre Fiction

    Structure, Organization, and Pacing: 5

    Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar: 5

    Production Quality and Cover Design: 5

    Plot and Story Appeal: 5

    Character Appeal and Development: 5

    Voice and Writing Style: 5




    Judge’s Commentary*:

    THE BATTLE FOR DARRACIA: SCHISM, COLLISION, and RISEN by Michael Phillip Cash is an excellent omnibus edition of fantasy stories that examine society and show the real truth. A worthwhile, thought-provoking read that is an excellent entry into the genre.
    The colorful cover is striking. I enjoyed seeing it. The combinations of red, blue, and green will grab the attention of the potential reader, and the title and design tell us right away what type of novels to expect. Good work! The back cover copy is excellent and show the reader what questions will be asked, and answered. The author photo is clear and a good addition. The bio was amusing. Great that the author lists some of his other books, and tells us four places online to find him.
    I also enjoyed the serious author bio inside.
    Inside, the reader will find an epic novel in three parts that explores the ideas of equality and peace. The overall message is inspiring and uplifting. Readers should appreciate the author's sensibilities. Because this is a thoughtful novel with an important message, I'd like to see both adults and young adults read this work. The story is excellent but not preachy. Very entertaining. I love the name Reminda! It's just cool.
    Overall, excellent work! 
    * Judge, 24th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards.