K.C. May

Biography

Hi! I'm K.C. May. Thanks for visiting my author page.

I grew up in the mid-western USA and in Hawaii, and earned a B.A. in Russian from Florida State University. After a year in Taiwan teaching English and studying Mandarin Chinese, I lived in the Arizona desert where I founded a Rottweiler rescue organization and worked as a computer programmer and technical writer. My interests include karate, backpacking, motorcycle riding, dog training, and computer gaming. In 2010, I retreated to cooler, greener Georgia. I earn my living as a full-time writer.

My first novel, The Kinshield Legacy, was initially published in hard-cover in 2005. Now it's available as an eBook and in paperback. It was named one of the four best reads of 2010 by review blogger Grace Krispy at DailyCheapReads.com.

If you enjoy that book, you will probably like the rest of the series -- The Kinshield Saga. I also write science fiction, and I've started a new series called The Mindstream Chronicles.

I hope you enjoy my stories!

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Books

Song of the Sea Spirit
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,360. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
With the ability to enter the Mindstream to witness any event in the present or past, Jora Lanseri must serve in the Order of Justice Officials. When she begins unraveling the mystery of seven ancient, singing sculptures, she becomes the target of a heinous crime.
Kinshield's Redemption
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Series: The Kinshield Saga, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 111,060. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Book 4 of The Kinshield Saga: Gavin Kinshield must restore his wife's compassionate nature before his unborn son suffers irreparable harm, but will the ghostly beings in the mysterious crystal help him... or do they have an agenda that will ultimately destroy the world?
E-Book Formatting for Novelists: A step-by-step guide for the independent novelist or small press
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Price: Free! Words: 7,140. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Desktop publishing
This intermediate-level guide for Microsoft Windows users is intended to help you format an ebook using free software tools. This book assumes you have a comfortable, working knowledge of Windows, that you know how to download and install software, create text files and perform operations like copy/paste, search/replace and so forth. Familiarity with Microsoft Word styles is highly recommended.
Well of the Damned
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Series: The Kinshield Saga, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,960. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.00 from 1 review)
Book 3 of The Kinshield Saga: Gavin Kinshield recovers a centuries-old journal that holds the secrets of ancient kings and a magical wellspring with a dark past... and an even more terrible future.
The Wayfarer King
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Series: The Kinshield Saga, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,000. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Book 2 of The Kinshield Saga ~ Having claimed the right to rule as king, Gavin Kinshield has no money or army, but he's determined to protect his people from the beyonder attacks. To end the onslaught, he must journey to the realm of chaos and summon the most powerful of them all: Ritol. Can he escape before Ritol kills him, devours his soul and takes his place as Wayfarer?
Finding Kindness
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Price: Free! Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Binna and her two children are starving. In a park where angel statues frolick, surely they'll meet a kind stranger. But everyone turns a cold shoulder until Binna meets an unlikely beggar. (Short story)
Sole Sacrifice
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Price: Free! Words: 14,930. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Sithral Tyr watched his children die of a strange illness. When his last remaining son falls ill, he goes in search of a cure. His journey leads him to a land full of danger and debauchery where he's forced to make the ultimate sacrifice to save not just his son but his entire village. His is a tragic tale with a dark ending. This is a novella about a character in The Kinshield Legacy.
The Kinshield Legacy
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Series: The Kinshield Saga, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 122,050. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.67 from 12 reviews)
Book 1 of The Kinshield Saga: A mysterious stone tablet, five magical gems, and an ancient letter haunt Gavin Kinshield, a warrant knight destined to become king... unless he can find a replacement before the sins of a long dead ancestor bring him face-to-face with his own nightmares.

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