Mystery author visits Augusta with killer perspective
On Saturday, M. E. May, author of the Circle City Mystery Series, which examines the fictional encounters of criminals and law enforcement, visited the Augusta Memorial Public Library to speak about the psychological aspect of crime writing.
She attended Indiana University in Kokomo (Ind.) studying Social and Behavioral Sciences. Her interest in the psychology of humans sparked the curiosity to ask why they commit such heinous acts upon one another. Other interests in such areas as criminology and forensics have moved her to put her vast imagination to work writing crime fiction that is as accurate as possible. In doing so, she depicts societal struggles that pit those who understand humanity with those who are lost in a strange and dangerous world of their own making.
In creating the Circle City Mystery Series, she brings to life fictional characters who work diligently to bring justice to victims of crime in the city of Indianapolis. Michele also hopes her readers will witness through her eyes, the wonderful city she calls her hometown.
In a lively presentation to visitors, May outlined what makes a serial killer, the differences between psychopaths and sociopaths and other topics of discussion regarding the criminology included in her novels from 2-3 p.m. at the library.
Currently, May lives in the Far Northwest Suburbs of Chicago with her husband, Paul, and their white Husky, Iris. Born in Indianapolis, she spent most of her years there or in a suburban town near there. Although, she has physically moved away, her heart still lives in her hometown. She has a son, daughter, and four wonderful grandsons living in central Indiana.
May is yet another author invited by the Augusta Public Library in an effort to help highlight the fun of reading and to help the community broaden their experience and interests when diving into the literary world.