Port Dover Author Event

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in News & Updates, Writer On The Run | 0 comments

Port Dover Author Event

There is nothing that can put a smile on the face of a reader like a good book, and what better place to pick up a book than at a book event!     Join me, Author, Mary M. Cushnie-Mansour, at the Port Dover Author Fair, along with several other authors from Cavern of Dreams Publishing. Saturday, April 30 from 10 to 4 Port Dover Library (Lakewood School), George St., Port Dover...

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Life is Like a Waterfall…

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in Mary's Musings, Writer On The Run | 0 comments

Life is Like a Waterfall…

Life can be likened onto a waterfall, the constant flowing from one body of water to another, and the steps that help it along the way – steps that slow the journey so that we might take a moment to rest and listen to that which is around us before continuing on....

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Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in News & Updates, Writer On The Run | 0 comments

Time to get your summer reading!   Mysteries From The Keys is guaranteed to keep you up at night – reading. What is Minnie’s secret? What lies within the clay of the statues in the garden of statues where Sylvia smiles and dances like a mad fairy? Why does Caroline return to the cottage five years after her last visit there, and will she be any safer now than she was back then? How is it that there are flowers in the attic? What is it that is so special about Betty’s backyard? Whatever happened to Rodney? And so many...

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Believe in Yourself…

Posted by on Apr 24, 2016 in Mary's Musings, Writer On The Run | 0 comments

Believe in Yourself…

As a child, I had a dream … as a young adult, I struggled to keep the flames of my dream glowing … as a middle-aged adult, I began to come from my cocoon of self-doubt … as an adult entering the golden years, I believe in myself, and even though I might falter occasionally, I am now flying high with my dream – my legacy to the generations to come. Even though what people say about us might hurt, and even delay our moving forward toward our dreams – it really shouldn’t matter… Even though life gets in...

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Four Stars for “False Impression” by Jeffrey Archer

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Mary's Book Reviews, Writer On The Run | 0 comments

Four Stars for “False Impression” by Jeffrey Archer

Mary Cushnie-Mansour‘s review 4 stars for “False Impression” by Jeffrey Archer False Impression is the first book of Jeffrey Archer that I have read. Archer weaves a good story around real events. In False Impression, he takes us into the world of Art, murder, and greed. Anna Petrescu knows all about art. She is an honest, hard working young woman, who, unfortunately, is working for a not so honest man, Fenston. Fenston has a thirst for fine art, and will do anything to get his hands on the pieces he wants. Fenston owns a...

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Peace in the Forest

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Mary's Musings, Writer On The Run | 0 comments

Peace in the Forest

As a child I used to play in the woods, finding a sense of peace there that I could not find in the open spaces. As an adult, I enjoy walking or biking through the surrounding forests, many of which I have given names because of the serenity they bestow upon me. As an adult, I wrote a poem – My Cathedral – which I shall share here with you..have a wonderful day, dear FB family – your Writer on the Run moving on… MY CATHEDRAL  I visited my cathedral  today GOD reached  down and touched my head with a sunbeam a light...

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Surround Yourself…

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in Mary's Musings, Writer On The Run | 1 comment

Surround Yourself…

Good morning, everyone. It is Monday, a bit crisp, snowflakes falling while I placed the garbage at the curb, but at the moment the sun is shining. Yesterday, I had the privilege of surrounding myself with dreamers, doers, believers, and thinkers! The Paris Fairground’s building was packed with vendors pursuing their dreams, sharing their wares. One of the greatest gifts a dreamer like me can have at these events is when someone comes up to your table and says: “I have your books!” – and they are excited that they do!...

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Four Stars for “MYSTIC RIVER” by Dennis Lehane

Posted by on Mar 11, 2016 in Mary's Book Reviews, Writer On The Run | 0 comments

Four Stars for “MYSTIC RIVER” by Dennis Lehane

Mary Cushnie-Mansour‘s review Having watched the movie “Mystic River” twice, as I read the book, I felt I had actually read it before. The actors who portrayed the characters that Dennis Lehane crafted were right there with me as I turned the pages. This is a tale of three children whose lives were intertwined in their youth and then of their living with the ghosts of the past. Three very different children: Jimmy, the rebel, the tough and fearless boy; Sean, the boy who knew he was meant for something better in life because...

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Simple Things

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016 in Mary's Musings, Writer On The Run | 0 comments

Simple Things

When we are young, we tend to want the world and all that it has to offer. At that young age, it is not unrealistic to think that way, especially because so much around us tells we can have it all if we just work for it. So, we set out on an ambitious path to try and gain all those “things” that we think will bring value to our lives. Time passes, more quickly than we might like it to, and suddenly we find that many of those “things” don’t have the meaning to us that they once had. This is called the age of...

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Hockey Venting!

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in Mary's Musings, Writer On The Run | 0 comments

Hockey Venting!

Allow me to clear something up before I vent about a hockey game I watched tonight. First, I am not a hockey mom. Second, I do not watch hockey on television unless the Maple Leafs are playing in the Stanley Cup – and we know how often that happens – or unless our Canadian team is playing in the Olympics. So, now that I have clarified that, on with my vent… Tonight, I attended a Brantford 99er’s game. My friend has billeted three, four, sometimes five young hockey players over this past winter, and to support these...

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