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Jul 20, 2018 Uncategorized

I’m Back! Please Join Me at Winter Cottage

I’m Back! Please Join Me at Winter Cottage

Cover of Mary Ellen Taylor's Novel Winter CottageWelcome to Winter Cottage!

Winter Cottage is my new novel, debuting September 25th. While it’s been a bit of a wait as I focused elsewhere, I’m loving being back, digging deep into women’s lives, relationships, aspirations and strengths. Lucy Kincaid is the catalyst for Winter Cottage as her search for home takes her to her late mother’s small, coastal hometown, where secrets, love and mystery await. It’s not only Lucy’s story, however. She’s one of three generations of women, all linked , whose lives and loves entwine with the history of the house, her mother’s secret past and an unmarked grave.

Please join me on Virginia’s beautiful Eastern Shore this fall. It’s one of my favorite getaways in my home state.   Until then, I hope you’ll enjoy this excerpt and keep in touch on social media.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Nov 20, 2015 Uncategorized

My New Alexandria Novel & A Giveaway!

My New Alexandria Novel & A Giveaway!

 

ViewFromPrinceStreet_150I’m excited to share the cover and news of my new Alexandria novel, THE VIEW FROM PRINCE STREET, on sale January 5th and available now for pre-orders. I hope you’re looking forward to returning to Old Town with me as I introduce Rae McDonald and Lisa Smythe, whose shared history—the loss of a beloved sister and friend—is not only much more complicated than they imagine, it hearkens back to the 1700s and the lives of AT THE CORNER OF KING STREET‘s Faith Shire and Patience McDonald.

Did you miss AT THE CORNER OF KING STREET?  Or do you have a friend who needs to catch up?  Either way, you’re invited to enter below for a chance to win a copy and to join earlier readers who have been welcomed to the city’s past and present, strolled around Old Town, been introduced to the family behind the Shire Architectural Salvage Company and gotten caught up on the latest news about THE UNION STREET BAKERY‘s McCrae family.

 

 

 

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May 26, 2015 Uncategorized

Me and Virginia This Morning

Me and Virginia This Morning

Cheryl Miller, Virginia This Morning, WTVR TV, RichmondHad a great time today heading over to channel 6/WTVR-TV’s a.m. show, Virginia This Morning here in Richmond. Always a pleasure to visit and share my latest news with host Cheryl Miller (right) and the audience.

I talked about Alexandria’s Old Town, it’s colonial past, my new characters, my fictional Union Street Bakery and, of course. At the Corner of King Street. And guess what?  Today I baked! Here’s the segment.

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