Discover Award-Winning Author Michael Phillip Cash's MonsterlandI am excited to share an author interview with you today with Michael Phillip Cash, author of the new release, Monsterland. Before I share my interview with the author, here is more about this book, which is sure to become another best seller...
About the Book:
Written by Michael Phillip Cash Welcome to Monsterland – the scariest place on Earth. All guests can interact with real vampires in Vampire Village, be chased by an actual werewolf on the River Run, and walk among the dead in Zombieville. Wyatt Baldwin, a high school student and life-long movie buff is staring bleakly at a future of flipping burgers. Due to a fortuitous circumstance, Wyatt and his friends are invited to the star-studded opening of Monsterland. In a theme park full of real vampires, werewolves and zombies, what could possibly go wrong?
“Monsterland contains solid ingredients for a horror feast: stupid teens, smart teens, a little challenged romance, family dynamics, action, blood and gore. Will civilization ever be normal again? You’ll have to read it to find out. We dare you!”—The Children’s Book ReviewAges 14+ | CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform | 2015 | 978-1517180676
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-- Author Interview with Michael Phillip Cash --
Tell me about your book. How did you come up with story?
I always knew I wanted to write a story about werewolves, vampires and zombies, but I didn’t want it to be cliché. I wanted a classic "monster in the house" type story with a monster, a house, and a sin committed to allow the monsters to attack. My son and I were watching Jurassic Park one weekend, and I thought it would be a cool idea (and something that went against the grain of horror movies) to write a story about the three monsters in a theme park. I wrote the script in three weeks, and then churned out the novel. I could have pit anyone against the monsters, but I wanted characters like The Goonies (in my top five favorite movies of all time) to battle them.
How did you get interested in writing this particular genre?
I’ve always been fascinated with monsters. My interests span from the creature feature films of the 50s to Godzilla to A Nightmare on Elm Street. The monster in the house story is the oldest story ever told, and can be retold again and again without it ever getting worn out. You just need a fresh new take on this genre, and I think I accomplished that with creating my very own theme park with werewolves, vampires and zombies as the main attractions. From my understanding this has never been done before.
Do you have any favorite authors or favorite books?
I’m a big self-help junkie. I like reading books about success and story-telling. Save the Cat by Blake Snyder is the quintessential guide to writing screenplays and telling good stories. I’ve read hundreds and hundreds of screenplays. My favorite screenwriters are Quentin Tarantino and Diablo Cody. Novels will always be Michael Critchon.
What's a typical working day like for you? When and where do you write? Do you set a daily writing goal?
I’m up early to exercise and meditate. Research and development begins at 9am and generally ends at 4pm when the kids get off the bus. From 4pm to 7pm, I cook dinner for my family, play with my kids, then it’s baths, showers, and bedtime reading. My kids are in bed by 7:30-8. My wife is in bed by 8:30pm. Then I write, every night, until my eyes go, generally to midnight, sometimes later.
What is the hardest part of writing for you?
Nothing really stands out in regards to hard parts of writing. I wish there were more hours in the day.
What’s the best thing about being an author?
I love telling stories that have always interested me. And the fans that have started reading my works is thrilling. I would be nothing without the fans!
What are you working on now?
I just finished a novella called The History Major. It’s a creepy story about a girl who wakes up after a night of partying, and not finding anything the way it was the day before. I’m also in the process of beating out and structuring a story called Warlocked. It’s about a teen who must help a good Warlock, defeat a bad one.
What advice would you give aspiring writers?
The same advice I learned when becoming a writer – write every single day and write what interests you the most.
What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview? How would you answer that question?
Am I expecting a movie to be made out of one of my books? A resounding YES! I have some interests from studios and production houses for a few of my novels. That is my goal, that is my end game. To get a movie made out of one, if not all of my books.
About Michael Phillip Cash:
Michael Phillip Cash is an award-winning screenwriter and novelist. He’s written eleven books including the best-selling Brood X, Stillwell, The Flip, The After House, The Hanging Tree, Witches Protection Program, Pokergeist, and Battle for Darracia series. Michael resides on the North Shore of Long Island. He writes full-time with his screaming monsters in the background. Website | Facebook | Twitter
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Monsterland Blog Tour Dates:Thursday November 12 2015 The Children’s Book Review Tour Kick-Off & Giveaway Tuesday November 17 2015 The Review Wire Book Excerpt from Monsterland
Tuesday November 24 2015 SciFiChick.com Guest Post written by Michael Phillip Cash
Tuesday November 17 2015 Suz Reviews Author Interview with Michael Phillip Cash
Sunday November 29 2015 The Cover Contessa Guest Post written by Michael Phillip Cash
Tuesday December 1 2015 DCC Mealy Author Interview with Michael Phillip Cash
Wednesday December 2 2015 Once Upon a Twilight Book Excerpt from Monsterland
Saturday December 5 2015 The Fairview Review Monsterland Book Review
Tuesday December 8 2015 Just Another Mom Monsterland Book Review
Monday December 14 2015 Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers Monsterland Book Review Tuesday December 15 2015 Inspired by Savannah Author Interview with Michael Phillip Cash