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Mar 20, 2016 Uncategorized

Join Me as I Celebrate Spring with a Giveaway!

Join Me as I Celebrate Spring with a Giveaway!

Mary Ellen Taylor THE VIEW FROM PRINCE STREET cover image hi resSpring is one of my favorite seasons and one I enjoy it pretty much wherever I am—whether here in my hometown of Richmond, in Alexandria while I lived there or when visiting the that city on one of my “coincidentally scheduled for April” research trips to Old Town.

I invite you to celebrate the arrival of spring with me with a giveaway.  The winner will  receive a copy of my latest Alexandria novel, THE VIEW FROM PRINCE STREET. I hope you’ll enter and enjoy the book, which Kirkus Reviews calls a “complex tale . . . grounded in fascinating history and emotional turmoil that is intense yet subtle.  An intelligent, heartwarming exploration of the powers of forgiveness, compassion, and new beginnings.”

Happy Spring!

 

 

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Feb 13, 2016 Uncategorized

Win Mary Ellen’s Alexandria Novel, At the Corner of King Street

Win Mary Ellen’s Alexandria Novel, At the Corner of King Street

Mary Ellen Taylor AT THE CORNER OF KING STREET cover hi res

Did you miss Mary Ellen’s first Alexandria novel?  Or do you have a friend who needs to catch up? Enter now and be welcomed to the city’s past and present, stroll around Old Town, meet the family behind the Shire Architectural Salvage Company and catch up with The Union Street Bakery‘s McCrae Family. This St. Valentine’s Day giveaway ends midnight on Monday, February 15th.

“Readers will be totally mesmerized by this beautifully written book, AT THE CORNER OF KING STREET by brilliant writer Mary Ellen Taylor.” Single Titles

 

 

 

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Jan 13, 2016 Blog, Uncategorized

“Margaret’s Favorite Brownies . . . ” as Seen on Virginia This Morning!

“Margaret’s Favorite Brownies . . . ” as Seen on Virginia This Morning!

As promised, here’s the recipe for “Margaret’s Favorite Brownies with Raspberry Sauce” shared earlier this week on WTVT-TV’s Virginia this Morning. It was great fun talking with host Cheryl Miller about THE VIEW FROM PRINCE STREET but possibly even more fun mixing it up in the kitchen with her.

Mary Ellen Taylor THE VIEW FROM PRINCE STREET cover image (from Amazon)Anyway, here’s the segment. If you try the recipe, please let me know how it turns out and if you like it.

 

 

 

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Jan 11, 2016 Blog

Me Talking “Prince Street” over at CBS 6’s Virginia This Morning

Me Talking “Prince Street” over at CBS 6’s Virginia This Morning

What fun today!  I was invited over to WTVT-TV’s Virginia this Morning to talk about my new Alexandria novel, THE VIEW FROM PRINCE STREET, where I spent time with host Cheryl Miller (always a pleasure!) and had a chance to say  hello to folks like Torri Strickland, the show’s producer, and others I’ve gotten to know during my visits.

Mary Ellen Taylor THE VIEW FROM PRINCE STREET cover image (from Amazon)Anyway, here’ the interview.  I hope you enjoy hearing more about the goings on in Old Town, including the latest on Witch Bottles, who is actually related to whom, and how pondering the past can open up the future.

Tomorrow, I’ll share the second segment in which Cheryl and I make Margaret McCrae’s often requested, aptly named “Margaret’s Favorite Brownies with Raspberry Sauce.”  And I’ll include the recipe, of course!

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Jan 5, 2016 Blog

New Today!   THE VIEW FROM PRINCE STREET and a Giveaway!

New Today! THE VIEW FROM PRINCE STREET and a Giveaway!

 

Mary Ellen Taylor THE VIEW FROM PRINCE STREET cover image (from Amazon)I hope your holidays were terrific and that your New Year has started with a bang. Mine has. THE VIEW FROM PRINCE STREET has just been published. In fact, today is its very first day on sale. I’m always excited to know one of my novels is on it’s way into readers’ hands, but I’ve never had one published right at the start of the new year. I feel as if there’s something extra special about having it come out in the very first days of 2016. And I’m thinking it’s a wonderful excuse to keep the celebration going!

So, let’s do it! Join me in sending THE VIEW FROM PRINCE STREET on its journey into the world by entering my latest giveaway.  I’ve got five copies of At the Corner of King Street ready to send to five winners in honor of today’s January 5th publication date!

The world of Shire Architectural Salvage, the Union Street Bakery, and whispers from colonial Alexandria await! Enter now and be welcomed to the city’s past and present, stroll around Old Town and share my love of this wonderful city. Contest ends tomorrow night, January 6th at midnight!

Wishing you a 2016 filled with friends, family and wonderful reads!

 

“Taylor’s complex tale spans three families over two centuries and includes a dose of ancient magic . . . fascinating history and emotional turmoil that is intense yet subtle. An intelligent, heartwarming exploration of the powers of forgiveness,
compassion, and new beginnings.”
Kirkus Reviews on The View From Prince Street

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