Latest Books

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 short stories to be published in NEGATIVE CAPABILITY anthologies: In Secrets—“The Reverend Reminisces”; In Alabama Places in Our Hearts—“Raisin’ Cain”

I have received a Faulkner University Grant for a forthcoming book—New Literary Journey: Tourism Writing

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 am also working on A Clean Slate, coauthored with Loretta Theriot.  I hope you enjoy exploring the site and learning more about current and upcoming projects!

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