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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
Time Will Tell cover

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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Mary S. Palmer photoA Little About Mary

Good news! Through the efforts of House Representative Victor Gaston and Senator Chris Elliott HB 104 has been passed unanimously and Governor Ivey signed it into law. I made an application for a posthumous pardon to the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles in Montgomery, Alabama and the matter is being pursued. The Lede online magazine published a long article regarding this on April 16.

The Mock Trial of Charles R. S. Boyington (November 1834) Saturday & Sunday, November 5 & 6, 2022, 2 p.m. at the Conde-Charlotte Museum House Courtyard, 104 Theatre St. (Mobile's first courthouse and jail, where Charles R. S. Boyington was incarcerated). A play based on the book Boyington Oak: A Grave Injustice by Mary S. Palmer. The author will be available to sign books prior to and after the play. Price of book: $20. Event flyer

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Alabama Speaker Pro Tem Victor Gaston has succeeded in getting House Bill 104 passed by the House of Representatives with no dissensions. Next, Senator Chris Elliott will present it to the house. The revisions in this bill would allow Boyington to be eligible for a posthumous pardon.

Through the Historic Mobile Preservation Society, a grant has been awarded to preserve the Boyington Collection by Americana Corner.

In 1834, unqualified jurors and circumstantial evidence determined the fate of journeyman printer, poet, and musician, Charles Boyington, a nineteen-year-old hanged for the murder of his critically ill best friend. As he predicted would happen to prove his innocence, an oak tree grew from his gravesite in Mobile, Alabama. It still stands 185 years later.

Boyington Oak coverBoyington Oak: A Grave Injustice was released in late November 2019. It took extensive research but I dug out lots of new information. Article.
Boyington Oak video

TV interview with Mary!

Another TV interview with Mary:

Mary in a panel presentation 1/16/20 at Fairhope Public Library, Fairhope, AL

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

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

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

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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