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Mahalas Lane


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Mahalas Lane


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Exhausted and dismayed, Madi Lyons arrives on the rocky shores of Maine, hoping for a relaxing respite from Madison Avenue’s relentless grind. Twelve-hour days and the sudden news of her best friend’s engagement have the aspiring creative director’s head spinning. Shortly after settling in at the quaint rental cottage, she is awoken by the local sheriff with startling news: A woman has been murdered on her private beach. A violent encounter next door and an elusive stranger draw Madi deeper into Mahalas Lane’s mysterious past, while a magnetic attraction propels her into the sheriff’s welcoming arms. Will she find the solace she seeks, or will a small town’s dark secrets cost her the ultimate sacrifice—the love of her life?

CreateSpace Publishing
December 2, 2013
230 pages
$15.00 Paperback / $7.99 E-book
ISBN: 978-1493791316

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Copperfish Books  - Punta Gorda, FL
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LOCAL BOOKSHOPS - MAINE
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Owl & Turtle Bookshop - Camden, ME
Owls Head Lighthouse Gift Shop - Owls Head, ME
Blue Yonder Coastal Artisans - Owls Head, ME

This idyllic vacation spot on Maine’s rocky coast has dark secrets that the author deftly reveals in a way that keeps the pages turning.
— Gwen Moran, writer and author
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Marianne Cushing always knew she would pursue a creative career. In the late eighties, armed with her portfolio and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University, she knocked on the door of every mega agency, ready to make her mark among New York City’s advertising elite. But Cushing never made it to Madison Avenue.  

Perhaps it was the sun, or maybe the margaritas, that possessed the young Cushing and her new groom not to return home from their Florida honeymoon. Yet regardless of the setting, Cushing’s impressive career has spanned more than two and a half decades, mostly spent as creative director of her own internationally award-winning advertising agency. It was during this tenure that Cushing’s love for the written word flourished.

In a bold move, Cushing retired from the agency in 2010 to live out her dream of becoming a novelist. Fortunately for Cushing (and her wallet), she was recruited shortly thereafter by a women’s fashion retail brand, where she currently serves as copy director.

Cushing’s debut novel, Mahalas Lane, was inspired by the author’s real life summer stay at the quaint Maine cottage on the lane that bears the novel’s name. It was during her family’s 25-hour drive home to Florida that the story of murder and romance unfolded. Five years in the making, Mahalas Lane is a tribute to Cushing’s first love–her husband of 25+ years.

Cushing resides in Fort Myers, Florida, with husband Gene, daughter Taryn, and their four fur babies, Elliot, Mia Rosa, Cheyenne and Tucker.

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Book Events

ArtWalk Book Signing - Friday, October 3rd, 6-9pm
40% to Benefit Abuse Counseling & Treatment
Arts for ACT Gallery
2265 First Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Words & Wine Book Signing - Saturday, June 21st, 4:30-7:30pm
FREE glass of wine with book purchase!
Bianca's Ristorante
16251 N Cleveland Ave
North Fort Myers, FL 33903

Maine Book Signing Tour - Saturday, June 28th - Saturday, July 5th
Sat, June 28th, 2:30-4:30pm-Sherman's Books & Stationary, Portland, ME
Sun, June 29th, 10am-2pm-Owls Head General Store, Owls Head, ME. FREE cup of coffee with book purchase!
Mon, June 30th, 1-3pm-Sherman's Books & Stationary, Camden, ME
Wed, July 2nd, 3-5pm-Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, ME
Thurs, July 3rd, 3-6pm-The Pearl on the Pier, Rockand, ME.
FREE food tasting by Food Network Star finalist and Executive Chef Michele Ragussis with book purchase!

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Author Contact


Author Contact


Contact

Marianne Cushing is available for media appearances, interviews, book signings and book club gatherings.

mariannecushing@comcast.net