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Web of Deception
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Entangled Web
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Melody of Malice
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Mojo 2: Devilry in the Delta
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Mississippi Mojo … and Murder
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Commas for Soul Searchers
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Fatal Entanglements
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Boyington Oak: A Grave Injustice
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Tourism Writing
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Time Will Tell
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George Wallace: An Enigma
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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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About Mary S. Palmer

Mary S. Palmer has a Master of Arts Degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from the University of South Alabama. She teaches at Faulkner University, Huntingdon College and Coastal Alabama College (the latter two are adjunct positions).

Mary says: I am still writing actively; I also like to write poetry, and I penned 34 poems to introduce each chapter for The Callings. I've had several poems published in a variety of publications. Recently, publishers Bookbyauthor published my story “The Big City—Then and Now” in their book New Orleans by New Orleans. My latest two books, George Wallace: An Enigma and Time Will Tell, are now available.

beanie babiesSites of interest in Mobile to be featured in my forthcoming book New Literary Journey: Tourism Writing written with a Faulkner University Grant.

New Year's Eve Moon Pie Drop

Downtown Mobile downtown Mobile
Magnolia Cemetery Magnolia cemetery
Dew Drop Inn Dew Drop Inn
Joe Jefferson Playhouse Joe Jefferson Playhouse

My husband and I had a goal of traveling to all fifty of the United States. So I started collecting plates from each one. Sometimes, I'd buy a plate from more than one city in a state, but my walls became crowded after we extended our travels to other countries. I then started buying plates from those destinations. We were lucky enough to visit many different countries and every continent except Antarctica.

Those experiences help in my writing because I always find something interesting to tell about. On a recent trip to Ireland with Loretta Theriot, with whom I'm writing a sequel to THE CALLINGS, a couple of amusing incidents provided me with enough material for two chapters.


Currently teaching English at at Faulkner University, Huntingdon College and Coastal Alabama College.

Previously taught at Spring Hill College in Mobile.

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

2014 – First Place Award for Tourism Writing 2014 sponsored by the Southeastern Literary Tourism Initiative and cosponsored with the Alabama Tourism Department. It was presented by Congressman Bradley Byrne and he made a comment touting Tourism Writing on the floor of the House of Representatives which became a part of their permanent record.

2005 – Joe and Jo, Third Place, Screenplay, The Eugene Walter Writer’s Fest with the Department of English of the University of South Alabama.

2005 – Selected for Who’s Who in America.

2002 – Selected for Marquis’ Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.

Master of Arts in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing from the University of South Alabama. MA thesis: Keep on Keeping on: The Story of George Wallace.

Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude) in English from the University of South Alabama.

Mary S. Palmer résumé .pdf

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