A southerner by birth, Mary Ellen Taylor’s love of her home state Virginia is evident in her contemporary women’s fiction, including The Union Street Bakery, Sweet Expectations, At the Corner of King Street and The View from Prince Street, Winter Cottage , Spring House, and Honeysuckle Season. She brings her new home on the Outer Banks of North Carolina to life in her latest novel The Brighter The Light.
As do so many people, her protagonists search for their place in the world, exploring issues of family, home, love and belonging. Inevitably, Mary Ellen’s stories interweave setting, history and mysteries that span past and present.
Mary Ellen is also known nationally as New York Times and USA Today bestselling suspense novelist Mary Burton. Together, they have published forty-seven novels and five novellas. Mary Burton’s latest, The Lies I Told, debuts August 2022.
When not traveling or writing, Mary Ellen spends time with her husband enjoying walks on the beach with their miniature dachshunds, Buddy, Bella and Tiki.