Michael Phillip Cash- Stillwell
A Message From the Author
For the first time in my life, I’m going to Disney World for Christmas. My parents didn’t really have anything against being in DisneyWorld for Christmas, but they were more Vegas-y parents so we’d always be out west during this time of year. I’m certainly not complaining, but going to Disney World for Christmas has always been something I’ve had to do, at least once. I mean, who doesn’t want to go to Disney World on Christmas? Well, I sort of answered that in this paragraph (my folks), but this post isn’t about them. It’s about me…and Christmas…and Disney World. Sorry mom and dad.
There is something so thrilling about the Christmas holiday, but as a Disney fanatic, and Disney World being in the most magical place on earth, the excitement level is amped up even more. I’m taking my wife and children who love getting into the Christmas spirit. We even have matching reindeer sweaters. That last sentence is not true. But I always wanted to dress up my family in…never mind.
I love the smell and the decorations of Christmas, but one thing I will not miss is the cold weather. I know it coincides with the month of December, but I’m looking forward to wearing shorts on Christmas day. Heck, maybe even flipflops. My kids and I have a whole itinerary planned. Wake up, open presents, eat breakfast at Cracker Barrel (our favorite chain restaurant in Florida), then head to the Magic Kingdom.We plan on being there at rope drop (opening time of the park) because we have no clue what the crowds are going to be like. We plan on setting up Fastpasses for Splash Mountain, 7 Dwarves Mine Train, and Pirates. We have lunch at the Crystal Palace. Then three more Fastpasses for the afternoon- Buzz Lightyear, Jungle Cruise, and Peter Pan’s Flight. I have no clue if the animatronics are going to be wearing Santa hats, but I certainly hope so.
The most amazing thing about a Disney trip are the true memories they created. For some reason I can remember every single trip I’ve been there, even at Disneyland. The sights, the smells, the people, the interactions. I am so thrilled that I have the opportunity to take my family on such a special day like Christmas. We are hoping, if successful, that we make it a yearly ritual.
However, my wife and I are expecting for our son and daughter to one day do a guest post about how they cannot wait to take their kids to Las Vegas for Christmas. Because they’ve never been to Las Vegas on Christmas, they’ve always been in Disney World.
Stillwell: A Haunting on Long 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.
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 21, 2013)
About the Author
Michael Phillip Cash is an award-winning novelist and screenwriter. His novels are best-sellers on Amazon under their genres – Young Adult, Thriller, Suspense, Ghost, Action Adventure, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror.
Michael writes full-time and lives on the North Shore of Long Island with his wonderful wife and screaming children. You can follow him @michaelpcash.
Ronnie B. Daniels- What She Says and What I See
About the Author
Ronnie B. Daniels, a former social worker through Arc Easter Seals, an advocate for her disabled child and all those looking for a voice. Unfortunately, she had to resign from social work, due to her son’s ailments and lack of professional sitters, however; Ronnie finally found her calling, writing the- Keys To Me- series.
Chris, the main character, is an Autistic boy who goes through distinct challenges. Awesome illustrations and rhythmic rhyming words, take the reader through an unforgettable journey, where Chris learns how to: accept himself, understand his symptoms better, and overcome hurdles. His mother continually finds techniques, some conventional and some not, to aid in this process. The series is specifically designed, so as the mentality strengthens within the child, a parent/caregiver can choose a book, which exemplifies their child’s strengths but also aids their weaknesses.
The first book in the series, “What She Says & What I See”, demonstrates how Chris takes the phrase, “Night, night, don’t let the bed bugs bite”, literally. It’s a delightful journey through Chris’s mind, as his mother realizes what she said, causes him to lose sleep.
“Pulling the covers over his head, Chris begins to worry bugs are on their way to his bed. Marching in rows, with eyes red and green, some with horns, looking so mean. These four-legged creatures, with ghastly features. Some with huge claws, climbing all over the walls. All of the bugs are walking to the beat of a drum. Da Dum.. Da Dum.. Da Dum..”