L. M. May

Biography

L. M. May writes science fiction & fantasy for teens and adults, contemporary stories, and mysteries. Stories published include novels such as Cubicles, Blood, and Magic and Soul Cages. Her short stories have appeared in publications such as Albuquerque The Magazine.

L. M. earned degrees in geography and physics. She worked as a research assistant and software quality engineer before becoming a full-time writer. She and her autistic family live in the New Mexico desert.

Visit her website at lmmay.com for more information, story samples, and upcoming book releases

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Books

Tales from the Threshold
By L. M. May
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,370. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013 by Osuna Publishing. Category: Fiction
From a slayer of the undead going on a first date with the girl of his dreams; to a middle-aged woman confronting four doppelgängers of herself; to three individuals encountering the weird in the Wild West—these and the other tales in this collection explore the threshold between endings and beginnings, reality and fantasy, despair and hope.
A Maze of Cubicles: A Dorelai Short Story
By L. M. May
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,750. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013 by Osuna Publishing. Category: Fiction
Magic makes even the dullest office a deadly trap.... On a quiet Saturday, Dorelai Trelton receives a call for help from a former coworker, Stuart, about his missing boss. But what seems a routine investigation of a magical curse becomes an encounter with an office that Dorelai won't soon forget. A short story from the world of the Dorelai Chronicles by the author of Cubicles, Blood, and Magic.
King of All He Surveyed
By L. M. May
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,290. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2013 by Osuna Publishing. Category: Fiction
Seventh grader Winston Sawyer MacDonald knows he can code circles around his classmates and the school admins. This time he tops his past exploits: he learns how to hack mindcoms. But what he finds in the mind of another during a quest for revenge might change not only his victim, but himself as well. A new short story from the author of Parallels and novels such as Cubicles, Blood, and Magic.
Shade Town
By L. M. May
Series: Weird Wild West, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,110. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013 by Osuna Publishing. Category: Fiction
Widow Nell Wood longs to be reunited with the ghost of her prospector husband, Isaiah, after his lynching in the Arizona Territory. A dream from Madame Tournay points the way to a place in the New Mexico Territory called "Shade Town" where Nell can be with her husband again ... for the right price. A new short story from a Weird Wild West that never was by the author of The Enchantment of Coyotes.
The Enchantment of Coyotes
By L. M. May
Series: Weird Wild West, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,510. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013 by Osuna Publishing. Category: Fiction
In the chaos of the Civil War, an evil sorcerer and his coyote-men come from another world to prey upon the children of the New Mexico Territory. Juanita finds herself enmeshed in a struggle to free not only herself from their clutches, but the stolen children as well. A short story from a Weird Wild West that never was by the author of Green Grow the Rushes and Cubicles, Blood, and Magic.
Just One Date
By L. M. May
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013 by Osuna Publishing. Category: Fiction
Teenager Rob Stanfell knows he can't afford to get mixed up with Yankees. He came to Boston to help his grandpa hunt down a necromancer's servant, not find a girlfriend. But for just once in his life, he wants a night where he can go on a first date, instead of fighting the undead. Even though he knows the risks. (Please note that this short story is PG-13 for strong language.)
Writer's Flight
By L. M. May
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,640. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013 by Osuna Publishing. Category: Fiction
Rylan dreams of becoming a published author. He thinks his first mystery writer's workshop is going to help him achieve that dream. But what he finds is an out-of-control group spiraling down into a bottomless pit of envy, spite, and cruelty -- a workshop from hell. A short story that explores destructive workshops and an artist's coming of age. Includes a bonus story, Parallels.
Cubicles, Blood, and Magic: Dorelai Chronicles, Book One
By L. M. May
Series: Dorelai Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,480. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012 by Osuna Publishing. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Magical poisons. Magical spies. A tower of magic that hides in plain sight. All part of a brutal underworld that programmer Dorelai Trelton stumbles onto, and if she fails to quickly figure out how to escape the danger she's in, she'll soon be dead. A new novel from the author of Soul Cages, Green Grow the Rushes, and Parallels.
Parallels
By L. M. May
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,150. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2011 by Osuna Publishing. Category: Fiction
During a snowy twilight in December, Kate encounters four doppelgängers of herself from parallel universes ... four other paths her life might have taken. A story about life choices and chance, and winner of the Albuquerque The Magazine Short Fiction Contest. Includes a bonus short story, Writer's Flight.
Soul Cages
By L. M. May
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,430. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2011 by Osuna Publishing. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Seventeen-year-old Marian Hawthorn loves her brother Henry. But her parents obsess about finding a cure for his Asperger's, and that obsession draws them all under the control of Pastor Andervender and his fringe church in Albuquerque. There she finds an unexpected friend in her struggle to protect her brother: John, the pastor's most beloved son, over whom a dangerous shadow looms.
Green Grow The Rushes
By L. M. May
Series: Weird Wild West, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,650. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2011 by Osuna Publishing. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
In a Wild West where demons abide, Lachlan longs for the wealth to wed the girl of his dreams. But a demon's gold comes at a terrible price: the road to damnation awaits Lachlan if he becomes entangled in the snares and tricks that an ancient evil weaves. A short story from a Weird Wild West that never was by the author of Soul Cages and Cubicles, Blood, and Magic.

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