Mary McCarthy


About Mary

Meet Your Pajamas and Coffee Blogger

(contact: marytmccarthy (at)

I'm Mary McCarthy- better known as marymac. I've been a professional writer for nearly 20 years, including work in the Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, Victorian Homes magazine, many regional magazines in Maryland (two as Editor: What's Up Eastern Shore and Chesapeake Family) and several newspaper humor columns ('Quite Contrary' for Frederick Gazette and Centreville Record Observer). I started this blog in 2008 because I wanted a place of my own to use unlimited profanity while wearing pajamas and drinking coffee.

I'm currently an editor at Splice Today and I write a weekly column for Want2Dish. I'm also a contributing Katie's Crew blogger at I have appeared on The Today Show and ABC TV News' Moms Get Real with JuJu Chang. I've appeared as a speaker at national conferences including BlogHer ('10, '12), BloggyCon ('11, '12), and the regional Bay to Ocean Writers Conference ('10, '11, '12, '13).

Also: I'm a mother of four kids ranging in age from 18-7. I live on Maryland's Eastern Shore. I served on my local town council from 2004-2007, including a year as Centreville Town Council President, which is the equivalent of "Mayor" but we don't call it that because we are a weird little town. I enjoy Single Barrel Jack Daniels, Slim Jims, Ms. Pac Man and the reflection of the moonlight on the Chesapeake Bay.

I am the author of The Scarlet Letter Society, my first novel. I recently signed with my literary agent, the fab Myrsini Stephanides of the Carol Mann Agency in New York City.

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Sunday Summary: My Latest Articles

Category: Entertainment, Humor, Opinion, Parenting, Random, Sex, Social Media, Travel, Writing/Blogging Published on 21 Dec, 2014
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Check out my articles from this week!

40 Funniest Christmas E-cards and Pinterest Pins

Category: Holidays, Humor, Uncategorized Published on 19 Dec, 2014
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May your medications trick you into believing you’re actually having a Merry Christmas.

Scarlet Letter Saturdays: New Book Cover Reveal!

Category: The Scarlet Letter Society Published on 13 Dec, 2014
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The thing about boobs on a book cover…

45 Great Things About Sesame Street

Category: Entertainment Published on 08 Dec, 2014
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So many life lessons from such a great show.

My Sister’s Son

Category: Uncategorized Published on 03 Dec, 2014
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Thanks to all of you who have offered to help.

22 Funniest Thanksgiving E-cards

Category: Funniest Pins on Pinterest, Holidays, Humor Published on 27 Nov, 2014
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May none of your real feelings slip out at Thanksgiving dinner.

Jesus Is Not An Asshole

Category: Opinion Published on 26 Nov, 2014
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He would have gone Old Testament on your ass, cult preacher.

Yespresso, Please

Category: Random Published on 21 Nov, 2014
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I have a new espresso machine and I can hear colors now.

My Book on Amazon: An Update

Category: The Scarlet Letter Society Published on 20 Nov, 2014
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Exciting news this week for The Scarlet Letter Society!

Sea Glass Seeding Versus Tumbling

Category: Sea Glass Published on 18 Nov, 2014
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Stop throwing broken glass into the ocean, morons.

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