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!

Wrapping Up The Scarlet Letter Society Book Tour

Category: The Scarlet Letter Society Published on 26 May, 2015
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Fondant Pop Rocks happened.

Sunday Summary: My Latest Articles

Category: Entertainment, Humor, Opinion, Parenting, Random, Sex, Social Media, Travel, Writing/Blogging Published on 24 May, 2015
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Check out my articles from this week!

Memorial Day Beach Read Beach Bag Giveaway!

Category: The Scarlet Letter Society Published on 22 May, 2015
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Clamshell bras and Pop Rocks? Party time!

Scarlet Letter Society Book Tour Update

Category: The Scarlet Letter Society Published on 19 May, 2015

This roller coaster is super fun.

Proud to Speak in Downtown Baltimore

Category: The Scarlet Letter Society Published on 01 May, 2015
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The Pratt Library in Baltimore is open. See you at the CityLit festival.

The Scarlet Letter Society Book Tour

Category: The Scarlet Letter Society Published on 27 Apr, 2015
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Giving out Pop Rocks and signing books at a store near you starting this week!

How is My Baby Girl 21?

Category: Parenting Published on 23 Apr, 2015
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I know she’s looking forward to tasting her first alcoholic beverage today!

Scarlet Letter Saturdays: Making Out With An Actual Book

Category: The Scarlet Letter Society Published on 18 Apr, 2015
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Hey, book. I want to be more than friends.

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