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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

I’ve completed the book for the Faulkner University Grant; the publisher, Universal Publishers, BrownWalker Press in California plan to release it in September 2018. The title is Tourism Writing: A New Genre Unveiling the History, Mystery and Economy of Places and Events.

A true biography of the daughter of a murderess that moves from crime to psychology to inspiration, titled Who Am I? Who Are You? should be out in August 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.

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

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

My short stories to be published in NEGATIVE CAPABILITY anthologies: In Secrets—“The Reverend Reminisces”; 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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