Latest Books

Who Am I? Who Are You?
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Tourism Writing
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Time Will Tell
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George Wallace: An Enigma

Question of Time
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Chance for Redemption
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Baiting the Hook
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To Catch a Fish
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Mary S. Palmer photoA Little About Mary

My introduction to the ROUNDTABLE: REVISITING GEORGE WALLACE FIFTY YEARS LATER is the first article in The Alabama Review July 2019, Vol. 72, No. 3. The entire article takes up half the book. It's peer reviewed and published by the Alabama Historical Association in cooperation with The University of Mobile.

I also finished Boyington Oak: A Grave Injustice and Universal Publications is sending it to the typesetter. It should be released in about four months. It took extensive research but I dug out lots of new information.

I'll be reading at “Haunted Places, Haunted Spaces” on October 17, 6 pm, at the Marx Library Auditorium, 5901 USA Drive, Mobile, Alabama.

I’ve completed Tourism Writing: A New Genre Unveiling the History, Mystery and Economy of Places and Events for the Faulkner University Grant; the publisher, Universal Publishers, BrownWalker Press in California, released it in August 2o18.

A true biography of the daughter of a murderess that moves from crime to psychology to inspiration, titled Who Am I? Who Are You? was also released in 2018.

TIME WILL TELL has been chosen for an audio book.  I've only edited one chapter so far, so it may take a couple of months but it is in the works.

Thursday, October 17, 2019: I'll be discussing the Boyington Oak book in the University of South Alabama Marx Library Auditorium, starting at 4:30 pm. 5901 USA Drive North, Mobile, AL.

Friday, April 26: I had a book signing at MOBILE BOOKSELLER.

Thursday, April 25, 2019: I did a presentation on Tourism Writing at Faulkner University's Scholars’ Day in Montgomery.

October 18 and 19, 2018: Institute of Faith and the Academy Annual Conference at Faulkner University in Montgomery, AL. My abstract was accepted and I was on the program dealing with faith and learning with my speech TOURISM WRITING: A NEW GENRE PROVIDES A CHALLENGE IN WRITING

November 8–11, 2018: I was a commentator for the Southern Historical Association's panel Reassessing George Wallace, along with Wallace biographer Jeff Frederick (Stand Up for Alabama).

My short story “The Reverend Reminisces” was published in the NEGATIVE CAPABILITY anthology Secrets; forthcoming in Alabama Places in Our Hearts—“Raisin’ Cain”

2016 Hackney Literary Awards: My short story THE CONCRETE BLOCK WALL won first prize for (Alabama) short story. $600. It was published in the Birmingham Arts Journal.

GEORGE WALLACE: AN ENIGMA, a factual account of the life of Alabama’s most controversial and divisive governor, has been released by Intellect Publishing in hardcover, paperback, and for Kindle; see I’ll be doing several readings: see the News page for details.

History Personified podcast interview with Mary:

My essay on my book, George Wallace: An Enigma, appears on Ezine Articles at

Also, the second edition of the science-fiction thriller TIME WILL TELL was released February 3, 2017, by Decadent Publishing.

Although three of my published novels are science fiction, I have written and published in several other genres. These include speculative fiction, biographies, crime, mysteries and fantasy. I like to experiment and explore the unknown to see what I can produce in a different field; it takes a lot of research but I enjoy the challenge! Another challenge, and one of my personal favorites, is developing different characters and watching them come to life. Being an avid people-watcher, it’s exciting for me to see the characters personalities develop and their lives intertwine with one another. ​Hopefully, the audience will identify and relate to them as well​.

Currently, I have a few new, exciting novels in the works! My mystery thriller Fatal Entanglements is under consideration by a publisher. I hope you enjoy exploring the site and learning more about current and upcoming projects!

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