I started writing screenplays years ago. One of them Brood X A Firsthand Account of the Great Cicada Invasion came in 6th place out of 4500 scripts. It was passed around in Hollywood and a few producers showed some interest, so I decided to turn into a novel. Brood X went on to win first place in Horror with Rebecca’s Reads and Reader’s Views 2014. The next screenplay idea was about a husband haunted by his dead wife. That book is up for Book of the Year with The Foreword Review 2014.
Publishing is surprisingly easy with Createspace. You write, load it up and then pay them to edit and such. The publicity end proved to be more challenging. I hired a media guru – Julie Gerber from Away We Go Media. She makes sure we are current on all of our media outlets, something I didn’t know how to do. I also have a great publicist, who makes sure you are hearing and reading about me everywhere. I comb the internet and reading sites asking for people to make honest reviews. The more people who hear about your books, the more you will sell. Stillwell is a year old next week and has been on Amazon’s best sellers list in its genre since it came out.
My wife and children fill all my free time. I love to read self help books, and I am very close with my brother and his family. I love finance, business, and a good ghost story.
BROOD X A FIRST HAND ACCOUNT OG THE GREAT CICADA INVASION
Seth is laid off from work. His wife Lara just found out they are expecting a baby this summer. Seth plans on documenting the entire pregnancy with his brand new digital camcorder.
During an evening home watching television, the news reports that a swarm of cicada (Brood Ten) are expected to overwhelm the entire Northeast.
Brood Ten is vicious and ready to invade
During a sweltering summer night, Brood Ten emerges and wreaks havoc with the electric grid, phone and cell service, wi-fi, food and water supply. Civilization as they
know it is gone.
Seth and Lara are thrown back to the stone age in their own home with trillions of cicada trying to deposit their eggs and breed.
Fast paced and filled with tension, Brood Ten is the perfect summer read when you’re sitting outside listening to the cicadas sing.
Brood X- winner Best Thriller-Horror Rebecca’s Reads, The NABE Pinnacle Award, Reader’s Views
STILLWELL A HAUNTING ON LOG ISLAND
Paul Russo’s wife just died. While trying to get his family’s life back in order, Paul is being tormented by a demon who is holding his wife’s spirit hostage on the other side. His fate is intertwined with an old haunted mansion on the north shore of Long Island called Stillwell Manor. Paul must find clues dating back hundreds of years to set his wife’s soul free.
WINNER- NABE Pinnacle Award, Amazon Best seller- Ghost genre 45 weeks, Finalist Book of the year Foreword Review
THE HANGING TREE A NOVELLA
Enter a world where spirits roam the earth in Michael Phillip Cash’s haunting new novella, The Hanging Tree. Set amid the eerie backdrop of Long Island, an area famously steeped in old legend, two young would-be lovers contemplate their future while visits from those who have come before them reveal the lure of fate…and the power of free will.
At seventeen years old, Arielle’s relationship with her parents is slowly deteriorating. Angry and defiant, she is at a loss on how to cope with the tumultuous situation in which she finds herself. Arielle’s only comfort is Chad, an eighteen-year-old young man who seems to truly understand her struggles.
Arielle and Chad meet beneath the low-hanging branches of what the local community has nick-named the “Hanging Tree”. An ancient and majestic landmark, it has long been rumored that the tree is haunted by ghosts. These ghosts span various centuries and vary wildly in age, but each one of them has one thing in common: their deaths are all somehow connected to the tree itself.
As Arielle and Chad commiserate over their current situation and their precarious nature of their future, the spectral inhabitants of the Hanging Tree witness their conversation. One by one, the ghosts begin reminiscing about their own lives-and deaths- as they examine the inner demons with which their human forms long struggled.
An eerie meditation on the oft-overlooked power of choice, Cash’s The Hanging Tree will stay with readers long after they turn out the light.
FINALIST – Foreword Review Horror
SCHISM THE BATTLE FOR DARRACIA
On the planet Darracia, an ever-widening social gap between its inhabitants is causing
turmoil that is fracturing a once peaceful world. Struggling with his identity, nineteen year old Prince V’sair must harness the power of the elusive Fireblade, the secret to a warrior’s heart, in order to overcome his uncle Staf Nuen’s lust for supremacy. Will the energy of the Elements guide the young prince to his true destiny or will Staf Nuen conquer Darracia?
After the success of his first three books (Brood X, Stillwell, and The Hanging Tree) Michael is fulfilling a dream and creating his own epic fantasy world. Schism: The Battle for Darracia is the first book in a planned series.
FINALIST Foreword Review Science Fiction -Fantasy
2nd Place winner- Rebecca’s Reads – Science Fiction
COLLISION THE BATTLE FOR DARRACIA
The Darracia saga continues with all the key players spread out and searching for answers throughout the solar system. Prince V’sair struggles to hold his fractured kingdom together without help from his family. His stepbrother Zayden is on a vengeful hunt for his evil uncle Staf Nuen. Tulani navigates her two worlds trying to bring them together. Staf Nuen, the orchestrator of the original coup, is making unholy alliances with nefarious new allies. Like the comet zipping across the horizon, all the different factions are heading for a collision course that will test both their faith and power.
Julie and Brad Evans are house flippers. They buy low, clean out the old occupants junk, and try to make a profit. Enter Hemmings House on Bedlam Street in scenic Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island. Too good a deal to pass up, but with an ominous secret. The old Victorian Mansion has dwellers that do not want to be dispossessed. As the house reveals it’s past, will the couples marriage survive The Flip?
RISEN THE BATTLE FOR DARRACIA (Coming Soon)
Imprisoned on the dead moon of Bina, trapped at the bottom of the cold Hixom Sea, locked in a cell in the flooded Desa and blinded & defeated in the Eastern Provinces, the ruling class of Darracia is defeated without hope.
In the stunning conclusion of the Darracia saga, V’sair, Tulani, Zayden and Reminda must dig deep and find both strength and faith to rise from the depths of the impossible and restore order to their home planet from Lothen, Staf Nuen and the evil armies of Geva.