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Tam May was born in Israel but grew up in the United States. She earned her B.A. and M.A in English and 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 14 and writing became her voice. She writes psychological fiction, exploring characters’ emotional realities informed by past experiences, dreams, feelings, fantasies, nightmares, imagination, and self-reflection.

Her first book, a short story collection titled Gnarled Bones And Other Stories, was nominated for a 2017 Summer Indie Book Award. The first book of her family drama series, The Waxwood Series, is out now in paperback. She is currently working on the second book of the seri

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Last week, I announced in a live Facebook post on my author page that I’m exploring new directions with my fiction. I also created a Coming Soon page on my website with more details about what I’m doing and why and what readers can expect in the future.

Right now, I’m primarily focusing on a gen...

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I picked up the book with Perry's first 3 William Monk novels. I have to admit that I got through the first half of the first book and abandoned it. It wasn't the storyline or the characters so much as the fact that Perry
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This is classic Sherlock Holmes, of course, and interesting in that it's the first and second of the Holmes stories so we get an introduction of the characters involved. One thing I've found so far in reading Conan Doyle's books as opposed to seeing ...more
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All There Is by Dave Isay
"I purchased All There Is looking to see if it had a potential prose piece in it for one of my students to read in competition (which it did!). So, even though I have enjoyed Storycorps in the past, I didn’t buy this book expecting to enjoy it as m..." Read more of this review »
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The Taste of Air by Gail Cleare
"This engaging and well-written novel points out family secrets, some more far-reaching than others. The lush Vermont setting becomes its own character in this unique drama. Gail Cleare exposes the innermost thoughts of her diverse characters, whic..." Read more of this review »
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The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
"I think that I read this book many, many years ago and have a vague recollection of it. However, this Audible version really made the book stand out in a way that my reading it never did.

Gregor is an ordinary young man, stressed by his responsibil..." Read more of this review »
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