Mary Burton Age, Wiki, Education, Height, Bio, Income Family

Mary Burton is the author of forty-five published novels and five novellas. Mary, a Virginia native now stays on the outer banks of North Carolina. She was born in Richmond, Virginia, United States. She graduated from Virginia’s Hollins University and later worked in marketing before she took writing as a full-time work.

Keep reading this post to know more about her Biography, Personal Life, Relationship, Books, Careers, Achievements, and more.

Real NameMary Burton
Also known asMary Ellen Taylor
Personal Life
Date of BirthNot Available
Age (as of 2022)Not Available
BirthplaceRichmond, Virginia, United States
Zodiac SignNot Available
SchoolNot Available
College/UniversityVirginia's Hollins University
Educational QualificationLiberal Arts
Physical Stats
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet inches- 5'5"
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- N/A
in pounds- N/A
Eye ColorBlackish Brown
Hair ColorBlonde
CreditsNew York Times & USA Today Bestseller
Relationships & Affairs
Marital statusNot Known
ParentsBorn to Taylor Couple
SiblingsA brother
ChildrenDaughter- Julia
Net Worth [approx.]Not Known
Social Media

Early Life and Family

She was born in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Her father, Ed Taylor passed away in January. He has worked as a Navy Pilot and Progressive Lawyer, both of which are his proudest accomplishments.

Maru stated that he was a Pup Parent over the years to Torts, Penny, Candy Apple, Shorty, Sissy, Zoey, Venus, Jewel, and Phoebe. Mary Burton formerly resided in Richmond. She lived there for most of her life. She has a daughter named Julia and now, she is staying on the outer banks of Carolina.

She left a marketing career to publish her first book in 2000 and from then many of her books have been featured as New York Times and USA Today bestselling novels.

She is also a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers, International Thrillers Writers, and Romance Writers of America.

She has worked along the way from Harlequin to Kensington Publishing, Berkley, and Montlake Romance. She has recently published The Lies I Told, on the 8th of February 2022.


She graduated from one of the top liberal arts universities in the world, Virginia’s Hollins University.

Mary Burton’s Career

After completing her graduation she took up a marketing career. After a few years, she left her marketing career behind to write her first novel with the hope that eventually one of her stories would be published. In January 1999, she got a call from Harlequin Books offering to buy A Bride For MCCAIN.

This was later published in January 2000. In the later years, she published Senseless Duo, Texas Rangers Trilogy, Morgans of Nashville, Forgotten Files, Criminal Profiler, and Montana series. Her novels revolve around the Mystery, Romantic Suspense, Romance, Historical Romance, and General Fiction genres.

Mary Burton, whose latest novel is “The Lies I Told”, loves writing suspense and spends a lot of time researching and talking with respective experts.  She enjoys morning walks, baking, and tiny dachshunds.

She loves getting to know her characters and keeping up with law enforcement and forensic procedure. She apparently enjoys hunting down serial killers. This is what she does in her New York Times and USA Today bestselling novels.

Library Journal has compared her work to that of Lisa Jackson and Lisa Gardner. The Fresh Fiction also likened her writing style to that of James Patterson.

Mary is routinely featured among the top ten writers in Amazon’s Author Rankings. She is ranked for romantic suspense, thriller, and mystery.

After the publication, her novels, including 2020’s NEVER LOOK BACK and BURN YOU TWICE, consistently ranked high on the Kindle eBooks Store Bestseller List which is phenomenal. She has got fame for the novel Cut and Run.

The novel CUT AND RUN and YOU’RE NOT SAFE was nominated for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award for Romantic Suspense.

This Richmond native, Mary is the author of forty-five published novels and five novellas, most of which are New York’s best sellers and USA Today Bestsellers. She published her novels under the names of Mary Burton and Mary Ellen Taylor.

Other than that, she is a member of International Thriller Writers, Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Novelists, Inc., and Romance Writers of America.

She frequently attends book club meetings and is seen attending multiple book signing events. Mary Burton is known for creating multiple suspense stories connected by characters and mysterious places.

She has shown her love for her native place Virginia by mentioning it in her novels. She is an independent woman and has a great passion for writing. She has been writing since 1999 to this date. 

Relationship, Husband, and Children

Mary Burton is not public about her relationship. She doesn’t post anything related to her relationship on her social handles either. However, we know that she has a daughter named Julia Mayhew who earned a master’s in Nursing and was recently married.

Physical Appearance

Mary Burton is quite pretty and walks gracefully with a height of 5 feet 5 inches. She has got blonde hair and blackish-brown eyes which goes quite well with her skin tone.

Net Worth

There are no reports conducted on the network of Mary Burton. She herself has not mentioned anything about her income, properties, cars, and houses. But many of her novels have been successful New York and USA Today Bestsellers for years providing her good revenue.

Interesting Facts about Mary Burton

  • Mary Ellen Taylor is a multi-published author who spends her spare time baking, practicing yoga, and visiting historical sites. 
  • She resides in Virginia where she enjoys yoga, hiking, and her two miniature dachshunds, Buddy and Bella.
  • She loves to go for morning walks and is quite fond of beaches and dogs.
  • Her all-time favorite go-to meal is roast chicken seasoned with salt, pepper, dried dill, and garlic powder.
  • She always managed to write at least 15-20 pages a day and said that her writing day is rarely super-efficient.
  • Some of her book recommendations are Buried truth, The last thing she ever did, Yesterday’s News, The wedding war, and Over the fails.

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