Mary Palmer teaches English at Faulkner University and is a member of the adjunct faculty at Huntingdon College. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude) in English from the University of South Alabama. Her Master’s Degree is also in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing.
She has published fourteen books, two plays, and numerous poems. Tourism Writing – A New Literary Genre Unveiling the History, Mystery, and Economy of Places and Events, written with a Grant from Faulkner University, was released in 2018 and Who Am I? Who Are You? co-authored with former student Heather Heathcock, was also released in 2018. Her short story The Concrete Block Wall won the Hackney Award in 2016.
She is currently compiling a short story collection and writing a book about the Boyington Oak Legend in Mobile.