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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Thanks for stopping by!

18 Funniest Easter E-Cards

Category: Holidays, Humor Published on 18 Apr, 2014
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Jesus regrets dying for you.

Dealing With Writer’s Terror

Category: Writing/Blogging Published on 16 Apr, 2014
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Zero-star “this novel sucks” Goodreads reviews will make me cry.

Funniest Pinterest Pins of the Week (86)

Category: Funniest Pins on Pinterest Published on 11 Apr, 2014
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You’re giving me the douchebumps.

Letting Go of “Let It Go”

Category: Entertainment Published on 09 Apr, 2014
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If your soul is frozen, how can it spiral?

Does Sex Get Better With Age?

Category: Sex Published on 08 Apr, 2014
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Krasnow explores how sexuality changes after illness, infidelity, changes in desire and other life events.

If You Have Ever Been a Waitress

Category: Opinion Published on 07 Apr, 2014
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Waiting tables is a suck job.

Friendship Default

Category: Random Published on 31 Mar, 2014
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I have the friendship maturity level of a middle school girl.

The Scarlet Letter Society Book Cover Launch

Category: The Scarlet Letter Society Published on 26 Mar, 2014
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The sexy Scarlet Letter Society cover is here. Check it out!

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