Welcome to my website!

I’m Tam May and I write historical fiction and historical mysteries featuring sassy and sensitive women. The eras in my fiction range from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century. I’m a lover of all things classic: literature, film, art, and music. I’m very passionate about women in history and historical true crimes too!

If you’re looking for fiction about women who fight for justice for women, the living, and the dead, you’ve come to the right place!

In 2022, I launched the Adele Gossling Mysteries, a historical cozy mystery series that features an early 20th-century stationery store owner who helps the police in her small town solve crimes. In 2025, I’ll be launching another series that features three sisters who help the local DA solve crimes in Jazz Age California.

I also have a historical coming-of-age series called the Waxwood Series about a debutante growing into womanhood in the last decade of the 19th century. 

My books are set in dynamic times in history, including the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. I also have a historical fiction short story collection set in the post-World War II era about women who reject the June Cleaver ideal of the 1950s to find something more for themselves.

You can find out more about my books under the Books and Other Works tabs above. To find out more about me, please check out the About tab. 

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