Mary is a native of Nelson County, Kentucky, growing up in the rural area near Bardstown. Long a resident of Louisville, she has become widely known as an author, and the furtherance of local writers and their works. She holds an MFA in Writing from Spalding University. Her fiction, non-fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in the Courier-Journal, The Louisville Review, The Compass—the periodical for the Boone Society, among others. She wrote book reviews for the Courier-Journal for eight years, has published short stories in anthologies, edits fiction and non-fiction, and presents programs on writing.
The Wife Takes a Farmer—a tale of people I most enjoy in fiction, ordinary folks dealing with the joys, sorrows, mishaps and intrigues of daily life. In The Wife Takes a Farmer, Mary Popham captures the lives of rural Kentuckians in the early years of the Twentieth Century.