Creative Nonfiction

"Black Band and Blue Ribbon" - Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel link
"Burn History: A Series of Unfortunate Matches" -
Tahoma Literary Review link
"The Comfort of Ignorance" - fall 2014 issue
Border Crossing link *Pushcart Prize nominee
"Five years ago today" micro-essay - Issue 52 of
Creative Nonfiction
"After the Winds Die Down" -
1966 Journal link
"Independence Road" -
Northern Cardinal Review  link
"Motor City Redux: In Pursuit of the American Dream" -
Midwestern Gothic link
"With and Without Care" -
Brevity link
Craft discussion of "With and Without Care" -
Brevity link
"Deep Trouble in Mrs Ellen's Garden" -
Northern Cardinal Review link
"The Stamp" -
Connotation Press link
"Out of a Suitcase and Into the Vortex" -
Passages North link
"The Flipside" -
Hippocampus Magazine link
"Driving in Detroit" -
The Smoking Poet link
"The Not-To-Do List" -
Passages North link
"Rearview Mirror" -
Phoebe (George Mason U) link
"Salt & Vinegar" -
The Smoking Poet link

What's new?

Lori is currently finessing
American Drive, an immigration and travel memoir.


Read "Sakura" (flash fiction) in the winter issue of
Pine Hills Review

Lori's super short story, "After the Fields," was noted as a top ten finalist in the 2013 Literacy Center of West Michigan's flash competition.

Lori has published short stories in periodicals such as
Storia Magazine and The Claremont Review. In 2005, her debut novel, The Profiler, made the Waldenbooks bestseller list. In 2008, Moving Target was released as part of the Athena Force series with Silhouette. She is at work on a new novel.

"Lori A. May's work is witty, touching, hip, down-to-earth, funny, honest, refreshing, and real."
- Melissa Senate, bestselling author of See Jane Date and The Solomon Sisters Wise Up

The Profiler   *a Waldenbooks bestseller
FBI Agent Angela David sees past the crime scene into the twisted criminal mind. It's a skill she hones with the guidance of her mentor Cain… one that helps her predict a killer's next victim before it's too late. But this profiler-in-training's latest case is a headache from the start. For one, she must work with maverick NYPD detective Carson Severo. And then, another kill. And another. Only this serial killer's victims seem to follow a disturbing pattern - they are all somehow connected to Angie. And it's just a matter of days before she becomes the next target…

Available at Barnes & Noble or on Amazon Kindle

"...a terrific kick butt police procedural"   - Midwest Book Review on The Profiler

"May is refreshingly unafraid to shock her readers..."   - Jennifer Brown, Applecart Magazine

Moving Target
Francesca Thorne is the FBI's best profiler… and she's needed to target Athena Academy's most dangerous foe. Getting inside the dark mind of a serial blackmailer is easy. The hard part? Working alongside an irritatingly sexy U.S. Army bodyguard who's shadowing her every move. But as she gets dangerously close to revealing the identity of her alma mater's greatest threat, it seems someone will stop at nothing to ensure she remains dead silent. And her only choice is to accept all the help her personal protector can provide.

Available at Chapters or on Amazon Kindle

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