A short story to warm your heart! – Dear Patch

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Short Stories | 0 comments

A short story to warm your heart! – Dear Patch

The Christmas season is a time for reflection … a friend of mine, who has since passed, gave me a letter he’d received from his mom in England, and he told me it would make a great short story … I was honoured to be able to turn the letter into a short story. I hope you enjoy it, and if you are so inclined, share a special moment with me! Have a wonderful day – your “Writer on the Run.” DEAR PATCH © Mary M. Cushnie-Mansour   Winter in North Hampton hadn’t changed much over the 90 years Winifred had...

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Get Your Books in Time for Christmas Giving!

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in News & Updates | 1 comment

Get Your Books in Time for Christmas Giving!

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, filled with love and happiness! Author, Mary M. Cushnie-Mansour, your Writer on the Run Give the Gift of Reading First of all, I would like to thank you all for having, at one time or another, stopped by my book table or a book store, and supported my writing journey. I hope you have enjoyed whatever books you have purchased. If so, I am sending out a bonus offer (see above picture) to you, and to those who needed to think more about one of the books, now is the time to take the leap! A...

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October 7 & 8 Book Signings!

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in News & Updates | 0 comments

October 7 & 8 Book Signings!

Will be at the following locations this weekend, signing copies of her books! Saturday, October, 7, 2016 from 12 to 4 Coles, Eastgate Mall, Stoney Creek, ON Sunday, October 8, 2016 from 11 to 3 Chapters, Ancaster Take a few moments and come out and say hello, and pick up some great reading material for you, your family, or for a friend. Mary has something for everyone from ages 0 to 99+ – The popular Night’s Vampire Series (with the newest releases) – a mystery novel, Are You Listening to Me (the first book in the Detective...

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Fall Line-up From Your “Writer on the Run”

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in News & Updates | 1 comment

Fall Line-up From Your “Writer on the Run”

Fall, 2017, Newsletter from your “Writer on the Run“ Your, Writer on the Run took a much needed summer off from book events. My last event was at Indigo in Hamilton on July 9th, and it was an extreme success! My book launch on June 9th was an overwhelming tribute to my fans as they showed up in droves to obtain the newest release in the Night’s Vampire Series – Night’s Betrayals, plus the first book in the Detective Toby Series – Are You Listening to Me? For those with children and grandchildren, fans were...

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Conviction – Five Stars may not be enough!

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Mary's Book Reviews | 0 comments

Conviction – Five Stars may not be enough!

Richard North Patterson’s “Conviction” earned a five-star rating from me. This novel will take you down the road of capital punishment and the law and people who manipulate the system, sometimes not to the letter of the law and the evidence provided or uncovered at later dates, but to their own opinions on what should be or shouldn’t be to protect “the system.” There are two main tragedies in this novel: one, the death of an innocent young girl; and two, the conviction of an innocent man, as evidence...

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The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell – Four Stars

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Mary's Book Reviews | 0 comments

The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell – Four Stars

Four Stars for The Last Kingdom Books, 1 – 8, by Bernard Cornwell, which kept me reading for about five weeks. I also completed the 9th book in the series, and wait with bated breath for what I am hoping will be the end of Uhtred’s journey to the place of his birth, to his birthright. The first eight books: The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman, The Lords of the North, Sword Song, The Burning Land, Death of Kings, The Pagan Lord, The Empty Throne, and the ninth book, Warriors of the Storm create a saga of blood lust, love, hate,...

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Three Stars for Victoria Holt’s “Seven for a Secret”

Posted by on May 6, 2017 in Mary's Book Reviews | 0 comments

Three Stars for Victoria Holt’s “Seven for a Secret”

Seven for a Secret by Victoria Holt Mary Cushnie-Mansour‘s review   In my teens, I was an avid reader of Victoria Holt novels and had every one I could get my hands on. However, after lending my collection to someone, with the promise they would all be returned, then never seeing my precious books again, I moved on to other authors. I picked up “Seven for a Secret” at a used bookstore, thinking to re-visit my childhood author. “Seven for a Secret” did not totally disappoint; it is a nice story, as were all...

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The Last Mile by David Baldacci – Five Stars

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Mary's Book Reviews | 0 comments

The Last Mile by David Baldacci – Five Stars

The Last Mile  byDavid Baldacci(Goodreads Author)   Mary Cushnie-Mansour‘s review I couldn’t put “The Last Mile” by David Baldacci down. It grabbed me right from the first page! Five Stars. Melvin Mars, a former college football star that had a lot of promise, only has a few hours to live; he’s on death row for having murdered his parents. “I didn’t do it,” he claimed, but don’t they all. Every reprieve has been exhausted; his last meal is on its way. But then a miracle happens,...

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Four Stars for Make Them Pay by Allison Brennan

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Mary's Book Reviews | 0 comments

Four Stars for Make Them Pay by Allison Brennan

Make Them Pay  by Allison Brennan (Goodreads Author)   Mary Cushnie-Mansour‘s review   Four stars for Allison Brennan’s “Make Them Pay.” I enjoy a book with lots of suspense because it is a quick read for me in this busy world we live in. “Make Them Pay” deals with a lot of family dynamics between siblings – and, the fallout after the parents die in a horrific accident. Sean Rogan is the youngest siblings and is quite the genius. He is in the throws of planning his wedding to Lucy Kincaid,...

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Vampire Readings – # 1, From the “Night’s Temptress” Epilogue

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in News & Updates | 0 comments

Vampire Readings – # 1, From the “Night’s Temptress” Epilogue

Over the next few weeks, I will be reading excerpts from the new book coming out, “Night’s Betrayals.” I will be starting with a couple of sections from the epilogue in “Night’s Temptress.” I hope you enjoy these and I look forward to bringing you the next exciting chapter in the lives of the Musat vampire family! Reading # 1 from the epilogue of “Night’s Temptress,” book four of the “Night’s Vampire Series.”...

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