Tam May grew up in the United States and earned her B.A. and M.A in English. She worked as an English college instructor and EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teacher before she became a full-time writer. She started writing when she was fourteen and writing became her voice. She writes historical and contemporary fiction about characters who must examine their past and the time in which they live to move on to the future. Her first book, a collection of contemporary short stories titled Gnarled Bones And Other Stories was published in 2017 and nominated for a Summer Indie Book Award.
She is currently working on a historical family saga titled The Waxwood Series. Set in Northern California in the 1890’s, the series explores crumbling family relationships in the midst of the revolutionary changes and shifting values of America’s Gilded Age. The central focus of the series is the Alderdices, an aristocratic San Francisco family. The first book of the series, The Specter will be out in June 2019.
Tam’s love of puzzles includes both characters and plot so she also writes historical mystery fiction. She is also working on a series set in Northern California at the turn of the 20th century, features amateur sleuth and stationary shop owner Adele Gossling, a product and rebel of her time — young, progressive, and independent, one of the century’s New Women.
Tam lives in Texas but calls San Francisco and the Bay Area home. When she’s not writing, she’s reading classic literature and watching classic films.
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