News and Events

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Get the latest news and events about Tam May here!

***Scroll down to see all upcoming and past events.***

 

December 2017

Author Event: December 16, 2017 – December 18, 2017

Author Samantha Soccorso is hosting a release party for her novella Warm Winter Skye in December. I’ll be participating on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. EST (12:30 p.m. CST/10:30 a.m. PST) and I also donated an ebook copy of Gnarled Bones and Other Stories. So come join me!

Release Party for Warm Winter Skye Novella

 

September 2017

Author Event: September 23 – September 25, 2017

Authors Samantha Soccorso and JC Wing are hosting a party on Facebook for JC Wing’s re-release of The Color of Thunder. My spot will be on Saturday, September 23 at 10 a.m. EST (9 a.m. CST/7 a.m. PST) and I also donated an ebook copy of Gnarled Bones and Other Stories.

Release Party for The Color of Thunder

 

August 2017

Author Event: August 5 – August 7, 2017

I’ll be participating in an event hosted by authors Samantha Soccorso, A.K. Lawrence, and J.C. Wing. My spot it on Saturday, August 5 at 10:30 a.m. (11:30 a.m. EST/9:30 a.m. PST). So come join me for some great prizes, great authors, and lots of fun!

Freedom’s Song Release Party

 

June 2017

Author Event: June 10 – June 11, 2017

Authors Samantha Soccorso and JC Wing are hosting a party on Facebook for Book 2 of the Goddess of Tornado Alley series, Brides, Beasts, & Baklava (isn’t that a great title?). I’ll be doing my share on Saturday, June 10 at 2:30 p.m. EST (1:30 p.m. CST/11:30 a.m. PST) and I also donated an ebook copy of Gnarled Bones and Other Stories. So come join the fun!

Release Party for Brides, Beasts & Baklavah 

 

April 2017

 

Author Event: April 10 – 15, 2017

Happy to announce that the lovely Samantha Soccorso and Terra James are hosting an author takeover event for April. My slot will be on Tuesday, April 11 at 1 p.m. EST (12 noon CST/10 a.m. PST). There will be lots of great books on offer as well as great authors with info, games, and fun. So come join us!

April Author Takeover by Samantha Marie

 

Author Event: April 1, 2017

The wonderful people at Rhetoric Askew have done it again! They’re releasing their second anthology and they’re throwing a party to celebrate. I’ll be taking over on Saturday, April 1 at 10 a.m. CST (11 a.m. EST/8 a.m. PST) with some fun gifts and prizes and a special Gnarled Bones giveaway. So come join me and a lot of other great writers in this group!

Release Party Anthology Askew: Love Gone Askew

 

March 2017

Book Review: Whispering Stories

Stacey at Whispering Stories has posted a review of Gnarled Bones and Other Stories!

 

Author Feature: Amazeballs Book Addicts

This was posted back in January, but somehow I missed it (shame on me). The lovely ladies Tabitha and Gia at the Amazeballs Book Addicts blog posted an author feature about me and my book.

 

Guest Post: The Haunted Pen

Dave Burnham over at The Haunted Pen has posted my guest post about taking advantage of local opportunities for book promotion.

 

Author Event: March 28 – March 29, 2017

Just in time for my birthday, Courtney Canon and the Indie Authors Care community are hosting a fundraiser for premies and autism awareness. This are some great causes and many authors are participating with giveaways, as well as other prizes and fun. My time slot is on Tuesday, March 28 at 10 a.m. CST (11 a.m. EST/ 8 a.m. PST). So let’s raise some money for some worthy causes!

Indie Authors Care March Fundraiser – Premise and Autism

 

Guest Post: Tungsten Hippo

Melanie at Tungsten Hippo has posted my Book Introduction for Gnarled Bones and Other Stories where I talk about some of the inspirations and motivations behind the stories.

 

Author Feature: Metro Leader newspaper

My local community newspaper, Metro Leader has featured me in their “Meet A Lubbock Author” section here!

 

Author Interview: The Global Dig

Thank you to author Trin Carl for featuring my author interview on her blog, The Global Dig.

 

Author Event: March 17 – May 19, 2017

Author CD Gorri has a new release coming out this month and, to celebrate, she’s doing a release party with some great authors participating. I’ll be doing my thing with giveaways (including a free promo for Gnarled Bones and Other Stories) and games on Friday, March 17 at 12 p.m. EST (11 a.m. CST/9 a.m. PST). So come join me!

Chasing The Moon Release Party

 

Author Event: March 20, 2017

I will be participating in author H.C. Bentley’s Ask The Author event series, where authors do a Q&A session event and also an interview via podcast. I’ll be available at the link below on Monday, March 20, 2017 between 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. to answer questions and post information about my books and my career. So come join the fun!

Ask The Author with special guest Tam May

 

Author Event: March 5, 2017

Author Moisa J. Wroy will be hosting a release party for her children’s book, A Strange Kind of Friendship. I’ll be helping her celebrate by doing some games and giving away some prizes. I’ll be on at 1 p.m. CST (2 p.m. EST/12 p.m. PST) on March 5, 2017. So come join me and other great authors for this exciting event.

A Strange Kind of Friendship release party

 

Book Review: Jo&Isalovebooks Review Team

Thank you to the lovely Becky at Jo&Isalovebooks for reviewing Gnarled Bones and Other Stories. Here’s the review!

 

Author Event: March 11-12, 2017

The lovely authors Kayla Kirby and Rebekah Dodson are hosting an event that offers a fun twist on St. Patrick’s Day. They will be featuring authors of dark fiction (including mine). My time slot is on Sunday, March 12 at 12 noon PST (2 p.m. CST/3 p.m. EST).

In addition to giveaways, games, and fun, there will also be a larger giveaway going on where you could win a $50 Amazon gift certificate or a library of ebooks by contributing authors (one of which is me!).

So come join me and some great authors for a little black in your St. Paddy’s Day green :-).

Tales of the Banshee: A Dark Twist on St. Paddy’s Day

 

Author Event: March 1-14, 2017

A Novel Connection is accepting submissions of book-length manuscripts and is hosting a party to honor that. It’s a “drop by” event, so authors will be making posts throughout the event, including giveaways, games, and information about their current or upcoming works. I’ll be posting as well, so come join the fun!

ANC Submissions Party

 

Author Event: March 20 – March 25, 2017

Authors Samantha Soccorso and Terra James are hosting an author takeover event with lots of authors participating and giveaways going on. My slot is on Tuesday, March 21 at 12 noon EST (11 a.m. CST/9 a.m. PST). So come join us!

Author Takeover by Samantha Marie

 

February 2017

Author Interview: C.S. Kendell, Author Blog

Author C.S. Kendell has kindly posted her interview with me on her blog, so check it out!

 

Radio Interview: KPFA Radio

A friend of mine, author/performer Jovelyn Richards will be chatting with me for KPFA’s Cover to Cover Open Book on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. PST (5:30 p.m. CST/6:30 p.m. EST) about my new release Gnarled Bones and Other Stories. So come join us for an exciting time. The show will be streaming live at the link above or you can listen to it in the archives here.

 

UPDATE: Here’s the link to the recording of my radio interview with the lovely Jovelyn:

Jovelyn’s Bistro: Cover to Cover Open Book radio show

 

Book Review/Author Interview: Living Our Faith Out Loud

Author Lisa J. Lickel did an author interview with me on her blog, Living Our Faith Out Loud, plus she posted a lovely review of my book! Check it out here.

 

Book Review of Gnarled Bones: Colin Garrow

A wonderful review of Gnarled Bones and Other Stories by author Colin Garrow!

 

Author Interview: Kelly Smith Review

The lovely author/graphic designer Kelly Smith has posted this interview with me on her blog, Kelly Smith Reviews. Check it out!

 

Author Event: February 11 – 13, 2017

Editor/Proofreader Tiffany Landers and author Adam Reese are hosting an indie event to celebrate the indie community. Lots of great authors participating! I’ll be there on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. CST (11:30 a.m. EST/8:30 a.m. PST). So let’s celebrate the indie community!

By Any Means Necessary

 

Author Event: February 6 – 10, 2017

Author Samantha Marie will be hosting an author takeover event to give authors, editors, bloggers, cover artists, and other members of the indie community a chance to interact with their public. My slot will be on Tuesday, February 7 at 9 a.m. EST (8 a.m. CST/6 a.m. PST). There will be individual giveaways as well as other prizes donated by different people (including me!) So come join the fun!

Author Takeover by Samantha Marie

 

Author Event: February 21, 2017

Inklings Press’  5th release, Tales of Wonder is being released and to celebrate, there will be a launch party on February 21, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. PST (11 a.m. – 2 p.m. CST/12 p.m. – 3 p.m. EST). This is a “drop by” kind of party and the good people at Inklings Press will be putting up posts with Q&A’s, information, and prizes for authors to participate. I will be posting as often as I can!

 

So come join the fun at Tales of Wonder Launch Party

 

Author Event: February 4, 2017

I’ll be participating in Rebekah Dodson’s release of the second book of her The Curse of Lanval book series! My spot will be on Saturday, February 4 at 11 a.m. PST (1 p.m. CST/2 p.m. EST). Come join me for giveaways, games, and fun!

Marie: The Curse of Lanval Book II Launch

 

Author Event: February 2 – February 5, 2017

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be taking a spot in Yvette Pratt’s launch of her book Highlander Love. I will be participating in the event on Saturday, February 4 at 2 p.m. CST (3 p.m. EST/12 p.m. PST). I’ll be participating in the gift basket giveaway so you could win a bunch of great books by some great authors. So come join me!

Highlander Love

 

Author Event: February 1 – February 28, 2017

There will be a raffle going on for author Shannon Youngblood’s 31st birthday party where I will be donating an ebook copy of Gnarled Bones and Other Stories, plus 2 Gnarled Bones bookmarks. The raffle costs $1 to participate BUT you will come out with prizes guaranteed, whether they be paperbacks, ebooks, or swag.

So come join the celebration!

Shannon’s Birthday Raffle

*Note: the event is dated until the 14th but it will go on until the end of February.

 

Author Event: February 17 – February 20, 2017

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be participating in a Valentine’s Day book event (because love and books go together, right?). The Chocolate Sales Party will be hosted by author Deliaria Davis. I’ll be on at 11 a.m. EST (10 a.m. CST/8 a.m. PST) on Saturday, February 18, 2017. So come join the fun for books, games, and chocolate!

The Chocolate Sales Party

 

January 2017

Gnarled Bones and Other Stories Release Blitz

Here’s the release blitz for my book Gnarled Bones and Other Stories, officially out today!

There’s information here about the book as well as a free promo, giveaway, and release party.

Gnarled Bones and Other Stories Release Blitz

 

Gnarled Bones and Other Stories Amazon Ranking

After my first day of the free promo, here’s the ranking from Amazon:

Amazon US: #10 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Literary Fiction > Psychological

 Amazon UK: #10 in Kindle Store > Books > Literature & Fiction > Literary Fiction > Psychological

Not bad :-).

 

Guest Post: This Northern Gal Blog

The lovely Kelly Schweizer (aka, This Northern Gal) has kindly posted my guest post for her Life After Uni series about my experience with the job market after I got my degrees in English. Check it out here.

 

 Guest Post: Jennifer Peacock Smith Blog

The lovely author Jennifer Peacock Smith has posted my guest post (about not making concessions as a writer) on her blog. Check it out here.

 

Author Interview: A Word Please With Darcia Helle

Here’s my interview with Darcia Helle for her blog, A Word Please.

 

Author Interview: Sunday Speed Date

Thank you to author Christina Alexander for hosting me on her blog for her Sunday Speed Date series!

 

Author Event: January 27 – January 29, 2017

Author Nathalia Best at Best Books is hosting an Indie Author Meet and Greet where you could meet some great indie authors, play some games, and win some prizes. I’ll be there “taking over” things on Saturday, January 28 at 10 a.m. EST (9 a.m. CST/7 a.m. PST). So come join the party!

Indie Author Meet and Greet

 

Gnarled Bones and Other Stories Launch Team on Facebook

I am so excited to announce that my launch team group for Gnarled Bones and Other Stories is up!

Please come join me for updates, goodies, and a chance to get a free copy of my book during launch time.

Hope to see you there!

Gnarled Bones and Other Stories Launch Team

 

Guest Post: Whispering Stories

I’m happy to announce that Stacey at the Whispering Stories blog has put up a guest post I did plus a release blitz about the evolution of the title story to my collection, Gnarled Bones and Other Stories. Have a look here!

 

Guest Post: Sunday Sojourn

I’m happy to announce that author Jennifer C. Wilson has posted my guest blog post about The Mission, a neighborhood in San Francisco that plays a big part in much of my fiction. Have a look!

 

Gnarled Bones Review: This Northern Gal Blog

Here’s an absolutely love review by the absolutely lovely author Kelly Schweizer (aka, This Northern Gal) of my book Gnarled Bones and Other Stories. Check it out here.

 

Guest Blog Post: Women Writer’s School Literature & Place Series

Author Laurie Garrison has a section on her blog about Literature & Place and was kind enough to allow me to post as a guest blogger about my all-time favorite place and fictional setting (for me), San Francisco. Check it out here.

 

Author Interview: The Writing Greyhound

The lovely author Lorna Holland has interviewed me for her blog The Writing Greyhound. Check it out here!

 

Author Event: January 5, 2017

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be taking part in author Melissa E. Beckwith’s launch party for her new fantasy novel The Empress of Ventra. The event will take place on January 3 – January 5, 2017. My time slot will be on Thursday, January 5 at 10 a.m. EST (9 a.m. CST/7 a.m. PST). I’ll be giving away some neat stuff, plus doing some fun things like games and questions, plus providing information about my upcoming release Gnarled Bones and Other Stories.

So come join the fun!

The Empress of Ventra Launch Party

 

Author Event: January 7, 2017

I’m happy to announce that I will be participating in another author takeover. This will be for the lovely Janae Keyes’ release Dirty Little Secret, the sequel to her book Champagne Bubbles & Lipstick Stains.

The release party will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2017 – Sunday, January 8, 2017. My time slot is on Saturday, January 7 at 3 p.m. CST/1 p.m. PST/4 p.m. EST.

Come join me for a chance to win prizes, play games, get information on my upcoming release Gnarled Bones and Other Stories and just hang out with a bunch of great writers!

Go here to attend: Dirty Little Secret – Release Takeover Party

 

December 2016

Guest Blog Post: The Writing Greyhound

I’m honored to have been able to be a guest blogger for Lorna at The Writing Greyhound  blog. Here’s my guest blog post about why I write psychological fiction.

 

Author Event: December 30, 2016 – January 1, 2017

Here’s another great author event that I’m happy to be taking part in. One of the nicest writing groups on Facebook is Rhetoric Askew, has an anthology coming out and is holding their release party hosted by the lovely Mandy Melanson. The release party will be held from Friday, December 30, 2017 – Sunday, January 1, 2017. I will be participating on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 10 a.m. CST (11 a.m. EST/ 8 a.m. PST). I’ll be doing some giveaways, games, inspirational quotes, and information on my upcoming book, Gnarled Bones and Other Stories.

Come join the fun and some great authors from this wonderful group!

Anthology Askew Release Party

 

Author Event: December 20, 2016 – EXTENDED UNTIL DECEMBER 26, 2016

I’m really excited to announce that I’ll be participating in a charity event hosted by Fiction Atlas. I’ll be donating one paperback copy and one ebook (mobi file) copy of my book Gnarled Bones and Other Stories for auction. The proceeds will go to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and the Kids Need To Read Foundation.

My spot will be from 12:30-1 p.m. EST (11:30 a.m. CST/9:30 a.m. PST) on December 20, 2016

So come join the fun and bid on my and other great authors’ books for a worthy charity event!

Fiction-Atlas Charity Book Auction

***Update: This event has been extended until Monday, December 26, 2016 to give more of a chance to bid and raise money for these charities.***

 

Author Event: December 20, 2016

Here’s a slightly different kind of author event that I’ll be participating in. It’s the Stupid Cupid (love that title!) Release Party from author Annelise Reynolds. It’s sort of a “pop in and leave your mark” kind of author event, so I’ll be popping in sometime between 3-4 p.m. CST (4 p.m. EST/1 p.m. PST) on December 20, 2016 to post a giveaway and other information about my upcoming release Gnarled Bones and Other Stories.

So come join me!

Stupid Cupid Release Party

 

Author Event: December 30, 2016

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be participating in an author takeover hosted by The Fine Print. My spot will be on December 29, 2016 at 2 p.m. EST (1 p.m. CST/11 a.m. PST)*.

Head on over for some great prizes, fun games, and great authors!

Winter Wonderland

*My time slot has been changed to Friday, December 30 at 4 p.m. EST (3 p.m. CST/1 p.m. PST)

 

Author Event: December 27, 2016

Here we go again! I’ve got an author takeover coming up the weekend of Christmas. I am pleased to announce that I’ll be taking part in the Peace, Love, and Books event, hosted by authors K. L. Montgomery and Phoebe Alexander and by Mountains Wanted Publishing. My spot is on Tuesday, December 27th at 11 a.m. EST (10 a.m. CST/8 a.m. PST).

Please join me as I do some post-Christmas gift giving as well as play games and provide information for my upcoming book, Gnarled Bones and Other Stories.

Come join me at Peace, Love, and Books

 

Author Event: December 3, 2016

I’ll be participating in another author takeover for Rebekah Dodson’s launch for her book, Mirrors: The Curse of Lanval. I’ll be doing the 8 a.m. PST (10 a.m. CST/12 p.m. EST) time slot on Saturday, December 3.

I’ll be doing a few giveaways and providing information for my upcoming book “Gnarled Bones and Other Stories”.

Come join me at: Mirrors: The Curse of Lanval Book Launch

 

Author Event: December 15, 2016

Exciting news! I’ll be participating in Kayla Kirby’s “Souls of This Broken City” launch party on Thursday, December 15. I’ll be doing an author takeover from 6 a.m. PST (8 a.m. CST/9 a.m. EST) for an hour.

I’ll be doing a few giveaways and providing information for my upcoming book “Gnarled Bones and Other Stories”.

Come join me at: Souls of This Broken City Launch Party  

 

November 2016

Author Event: November 26, 2016

Very pleased to announce that I will participating in an author takeover during Black Friday weekend (November 25, 2016 – November 27, 2-16). I’ll be doing the 10:30 a.m. EST (9:30 a.m. CST/7:30 a.m. PST) time slot on Saturday, November 26, 2016.

I’ll be doing a few giveaways and providing information for my upcoming book “Gnarled Bones and Other Stories”.

Come join me at: Tales From Our Write Side Book Launch

 

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