Literarily Speaking with Michael Phillip Cash’s ‘The Battle for Darracia’
Q: Thank you so much for this interview, Michael! Can you tell us where you are from?
I’m from Long Island, New York and I still currently live here.
Q: How did you come up with your title?
I googled names of places that had meaning, and I scrambled the letters. Darracia is really Arcadia – a utopian society.
Q: They say you can judge a book by its cover. Can you tell us a little about your cover and who designed it?
My brother Eric designs all my covers. He has 100% creative input into what they should look like and feel. He showed a sword slicing through a stormy planet indicating turmoil and schism between societies.
Q: Can you tell us something about your book that would make me run out and buy it?
If you like Star Wars, Lord of the Rings or Avatar, they were my biggest inspirations.
Q: Are there any messages in this book that you want the reader to know about?
Except people for who they are and don’t impose your own beliefs on anyone else.
Q: What was your most favorite chapter to write and why?
I loved the cout-de-tat when Staf Nuen (the evil uncle) starts his political upheaval and takes over the planet.
Q: Why did you feel you had to write this book?
I wrote it for my son who has a love for all things extraterrestrial and adventure.
Q: Now, some fun questions – What deep dark secret would you like to share with us?
I haven’t eaten bread, rice, pasta or potatoes in 6 years. I haven’t eaten vegetables or fruit in 2 years. I eat bacon and eggs every single day.
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I’m a Disneyland kinda guy, so I would love to be there right now. Who doesn’t love Disney?
Q: Are you a morning person or a night person?
Both. I have kids that wake up at 6am. And I write till midnight, every night.
Q: Are there any members in your family who also like to write?
My mom is author Carole P. Roman and writes a children’s book daily. She is my writing hero and dispenses great advice.
Q: As a child, were you a dreamer?
100% every day. Still am. Some things never change.
Q: Last but not least, the magic genie has granted you one wish. What would that be?
For another million wishes.
Q: Thank you so much for this interview! Do you have any final words?
Eat bacon and laugh.
About the Author
Michael Phillip Cash is an award-winning and best-selling novelist of horror, paranormal, and science fiction novels. He’s written ten books including the best-selling “Brood X”, “Stillwell”, “The Flip”, “The After House”, “The Hanging Tree”, “Witches Protection Program”, “Pokergeist”, “Monsterland”, “The History Major”, and “The Battle for Darracia” series. Michael’s books are on the Amazon best-seller list and have also won numerous awards. Additionally, he is a screenwriter with 14 specs under his belt. Michael resides on the North Shore of Long Island.
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About the Book:
Title: The Battle for Darracia: Books I – II – III
Author: Michael Phillip Cash
Publisher: Chelshire, Inc.
Genre: Sci/Fi / Fantasy
The Battle for Darracia Books I, II, and III, are now combined into one epic novel! 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?
For More Information
- The Battle for Darracia: Books I – II – III is available at Amazon
- Pick up your copy at Barnes & Noble.