Mary Kay LaBrie

Screenwriter/Food Writer

Mary Kay has always been enthusiastic about great writing, and she is privileged to have turned her passion into a professional writing career.  Read on to find samples of her work, a detailed bio, featured recipes, and more about Mary Kay.

NOTE:  I will only respond to verified industry pros.  Please include link to your submission policy/site. 



PUBLICIST: Danie Cortese Entertainment


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Mary Kay has been writing and telling stories since she was in the 9th grade.  A product of sitcom parents, she grew up in the Pittsburgh area. Mary Kay has a love of sketch and broad comedy. An optioned screenwriter who witnessed the reality of Hollywood when a script a producer was developing fell apart, resilient Mary Kay took a detour into the cooking world. The detour proved fruitful.  She hosted her own food blogs and competed in The World Food Championships.  Her recipes have been featured in "Taste of Home" and "Country Woman" cooking magazines and cookbooks.  Mary Kay is known today as a culinary coach. In 2019, she was hired by Chef Tony Lagana to blog for "Menu Innovator," an online publication for chefs. That same year, Mary Kay began writing screenplays again, and at a feverish pitch through the pandemic. She now has a new bank of scripts to share.  Get in touch to discover more about Mary Kay's work, writing process and future endeavors.  PS- Mary Kay does not own a pink Cadillac or a cosmetic company.  She is, however, currently a paid spokesperson and recipe developer for the Spicelopedia™ spice line.  She also has a masters' degree in management, 22 years' experience in staff development, and is certified in personality typing.  Mary Kay resides in the greater Orlando, Florida area.

Photograph by J. Christopher

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The Monongahela Mysteries

Set on the banks of the Monongahela River, an area steeped in legends of river monsters and lore, THE MONONGAHELA MYSTERIES is a 4-part murder mystery comedy movie series. It follows idiosyncratic life coach Abigaia "Abby" Angelos, and her rocky love affair with her sometimes fiancé, the county Chief Deputy Sheriff Doug Darnell.  Abby is also a skilled criminal personality theorist, and she's often recruited by law enforcement and a local reporter to help solve crimes. This time, it's personal.  Abby, Doug, and reporter Kyle Tyler join forces when the body of a research scientist is found by the river, and all leads point to a hotshot, Jag-driving young millionaire named Phillip Grimes, who was accused but never charged with masterminding an art forgery ring and orchestrating Doug's almost fatal shooting.  Enter a florid male romance novelist who inserts himself into the investigation by becoming the characters in his books, and a cast of colorful local characters, and it's a fun ride through wild and wonderful West Virginia. The audience already knows "whodunnit," or, at least, that Grimes is behind many capers which are dredged up. Now Abby, Doug and friends must catch Grimes and gather the evidence before he gets off scot-free... again, in a place where the secret always lies with the river. 


The Art and Science of Murder

Deadly Double Play

Digging Up Bones

Merry Mayhem and Murder


Featured Scripts

Discover Your Next Project

I am proud of every project that I've created. Industry pros with access to can click on the poster to read the synopsis or script or email me and I'll get back to you.

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The Jealousy Test

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Love Under Construction

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I Do Love You

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One Christmas in Saskatchewan

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Coming Soon!

Love Boiling Over


Contact Me

I am happy to share my scripts with industry pros.  If you are on InkTip, I can send a link.  If you are newer to the industry and/or don't have a production company (an actor or director), to protect me and you, I will verify your request and ask you to send me your submission agreement.  If you are a producer, I can send the work through an entertainment attorney.  I am currently seeking new representation (manager or agent).

I currently use Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, but the social media account on which I post most of my work is Instagram @Mkwrites2.  Follow me there.   I am on IMDB and ISA.

Thanks for submitting!