Mary Kay LaBrie was born in New Kensington, PA. She began loving to write in the eighth grade when she was assigned an autobiography and got an A++ from her teacher.
After graduating from Robert Morris, Mary Kay moved to central Florida and met other writers at a screenwriting class. In addition to studying the art of screenwriting, she took an improvisation class and an acting class with director Tom Logan. By the late 90s - early 2000s, Mary Kay's writing got the attention of several agents and producers. Several of her screenplays were optioned and producer Jessica Russell offered her a development deal for her co-written screenplay (with author Julie Malady), "A Regular Guy." Unfortunately the movie didn't get made, but Mary Kay enjoyed the journey. During this time, Mary Kay earned a master's degree in leadership. She has 21 years' experience working in staff development, and is certified in personality typing. Mary Kay would be a great write-for-hire candidate if you need a personality type consultant on a script.
In 2009, Mary Kay took a detour into the cooking contest/food blogging world. Her recipes have been featured in cooking magazines and she competed in The World Food Championships. She currently is a paid contributor at "Menu Innovator," an online publication for chefs.
Mary Kay began screenwriting again in 2019 when she conceived a romantic comedy/murder mystery move miniseries, "The Monongahela Mysteries." Through the shutdowns, she continued to write and now has several romantic comedies and holiday movies to showcase. Mary Kay's goal is to write great parts for women over 50 and comedy that makes people feel good. Her ultimate goal is to write/produce "The Monongahela Mysteries" and the TV spinoff idea she has for several of the characters (a teen murder mystery comedy series). She'd also like to try her hand at acting (character roles).
During her "free" time, Mary Kay enjoys playing with her two Golden Retrievers, Max and Luke, and since the gyms opened back up, Mary Kay has stepped up her fitness game and now works out many hours a week. She's a fan of God and good people who are kind to everyone and give back when they are blessed. Mary Kay is in the early stages of planning a childhood literacy program and looks forward to announcing those efforts.