About Mary


Currently Senior Editor at Splice Today, Mary McCarthy’s 20-year writing career includes Salon, the Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, editorial positions at several regional magazines (Chesapeake Family, What’s Up Eastern Shore) and a newspaper humor column “Quite Contrary” (Frederick Gazette, Centreville Record-Observer). She blogged for Katie Couric, appeared on The Today ShowHuffington Post Live and ABC TV News’ Moms Get Real with JuJu Chang. McCarthy, who served as an elected official on the Centreville Town Council from 2004-2007, founded Pajamasandcoffee.com in 2008. She speaks at national and regional conferences and is an instructor at The Writer’s Center in Washington, D.C.

McCarthy’s debut novel The Scarlet Letter Society was published in digital edition by Polis Books in June 2014, reaching #4 on the Amazon bestseller list for Erotic Romance, and released in paperback in May 2015. Her second novel The Scarlet Letter Scandal is scheduled for November 2015 release.

Mary is a mother of four on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, where she enjoys kayaking and sea glass hunting.


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Contact: marytmccarthy (at) gmail.com


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  • Life update: 2015 andddd mom still forwards (what she considers) funny emails that often end with Jesus prayers.