Mason McCann Smith


Mason began writing in college, and his first historical novel, "When the Emperor Dies," was published by Random House in the U.S. and by Hamish Hamilton in the U.K. The London Times called it "a splendid first novel," and the El Paso Times said it was "historically sound, panoramic, and perfectly executed." Mason has been a newspaper reporter and magazine editor, and he is currently a freelance writer and editor. Living now in Portland, Oregon, he enjoys backpacking in the Sierras and the Cascades, and he sails his one-man dinghy in storm days on the Willamette River. And, he writes. Three of his novels are available as ebooks: the historical novels The Stained Glass Virgin and March on Magdala and the suspense-thriller Oliver in Bronze.

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Oliver in Bronze
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,760. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A world-renowned artist ... his wife, their teenaged children ... their new home in the high Sierra Nevadas ... and the terrorists who push them to the brink — Oliver in Bronze is a fast-paced, chilling novel of suspense, threat, and revenge.
March on Magdala
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 179,100. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
In 1868 Queen Victoria’s British empire was at the height of its power. But one nation challenged British dominion: Ethiopia’s mystical Emperor Theodore had delivered his people from the rule of the Turks, but his heroic arrogance was about to bring the full strength of the British army crashing down on his kingdom.
The Stained Glass Virgin
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 116,140. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
(3.00 from 1 review)
Ruled by the iron fist of the Church, Renaissance Rome was no place for a strong-willed young woman. But 15-year-old Beatrice refused to surrender to an arranged marriage or to a crushing lifetime with her brutal father. This is the story of the real-life Beatrice Cenci, whose cunning and ferocity made her a target of the Inquisition. Fighting for her freedom, she risked everything,

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