Welcome to my website!

The second book of the Waxwood Series, False Fathers, will be out on December 28, 2019 and is now available for preorder at a special price! To learn more about the book and where you can purchase it, please click here.

The Specter, the first book of my Waxwood Series is also available for purchase here.

Gnarled Bones and Other Stories is a short story collection that features five contemporary psychological fiction stories about characters who must cope with the loss, fear and guilt of their past to move forward. To find out more about the book and purchase a copy, you can do so here.


My name is Tam May and I’m a historical fiction writer, blogger, lover of literature, psychology, women’s issues, and classic films.

I write mainly historical fiction (though some of my work is contemporary) about characters who examine their past, influenced by the time in which they live, to move on to the future. I’m currently working on a family saga set in the San Francisco Bay Area during the Gilded Age (1890s), and I have a historical mystery series in the works that features a turn-of-the-century New Woman sleuth at odds with her more conservative community.

To find out more about me and what I’m currently working on, please check out the “About” tab.

I also keep a blog called The Dream Book Blog where I offer psychological insights on history, mystery, and the arts. You can check it out at the tab labeled with that title above.

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Header Image Photo Credit: View of San Francisco in 1850, George Henry Burgess, 1878, oil on canvas, Oakland Museum of California: Wmpearl/ Wikimedia Commons/PD Art (PD old 100)