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 fiction about characters who examine their past, influenced by 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 is out now. The second book, False Fathers will be out in December, 2019.
Tam also writes historical mystery fiction and is also working on a series titled The Paper Chase Mysteries. Set in Northern California at the turn of the 20th century, the series 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 historical fiction, and watching classic films.
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