Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, M. E. (Michele) May now lives near Chicago with her husband, Paul. She has two children and four grandsons living in central Indiana.
While studying Social and Behavioral Sciences at Indiana University, she discovered what sorts of things influence human behavior and found her talent for writing.
Michele created the Circle City Mystery Series to showcase her hometown as well as give her readers great crime thrillers. The first novel in the series, Perfidy won the 2013 Lovey Award for Best First Novel. This was followed by Inconspicuous, Ensconced, Purged and Unscrupulous. This series was recently picked up by the Harlequin’s imprint Worldwide Mystery. Also, one of her short stories, “Uncle Vito and the Cheerleader,” is featured in the anthology, Hoosier Hoops and Hijinks, which was published in October 2013.
She is currently the President of the Sisters in Crime Chicagoland Chapter, and an active member of Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter.