MAY DAWNEY

AUTHOR, PUBLISHER & BOOK COVER DESIGNER
Creator of Survival Instincts, The Veil Chronicles 
& The Kincaid Chronicles.

Author of Speculative Fiction

When I was a child, my father read Asimov and Zelazny to me. As a teenager, I gravitated toward the likes of China Mieville, Charles Stross, and Tad Williams because they wrote jaw-dropping, gear-turning science fiction, (future) fantasy, dystopian, and occult novels, even though there was never a character I, as a queer woman, could fully identify with.

My motivation to write comes from the desire to create stories where women turn to women once they stop the apocalypse—be it a global or a personal one. I want to write the stories I wished my father could have read to me as a child: riveting tales with heroines who kick ass and just so happen to be gay.

My Works

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Book Feature

 

 

“Resilience”
by Fletcher Delancey

Lesfic | Sci Fi

Blog

Stolen Magic Soundtrack #1: Sia – Alive

Very few things say more about an author (and the story) than the music they listened to while creating it. I've put together a soundtrack for my upcoming novel, Wild Magic, part of The Veil Chronicles. Every song refers to either to the content or the emotion of the...

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Release Announcement: Death Magic

  What do you do when a mage tells you to jump? When you’re a painfully shy teenager, you ask how high. That’s how Claire Mitchell ends up a pawn in a war that is far beyond her understanding. She's stuck in London while she shares her body with the spirit of the...

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Reviews

Madeline

Madeline

JUST ADDING STARS

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“This book was a terrific read. The pacing was outstanding especially. The moments of really awful things happening and action scenes were beautifully mixed with quiet moments of character building. I actually bought this book twice–the first time as a Kindle edition, and after reading it and having it stuck in my head for several days–bought it again as a real physical book which I haven’t done in years.”

Jem

Jem

COMPLETELY IMMERSIVE

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“Violent. Gritty. Graphic. These are some of the first adjectives that come to my mind when I started reading Survival Instincts. And pretty much throughout the book. But by the end, I’d add to it pulse-pounding, heart-breaking, and quite simply–effing awesome!”

Rhakhy

Rhakhy

INTRIGUING START

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“Dawney has the ability to evoke powerful imagery with just a few words. This makes for an immersive reading experience, whether she’s taking us for a walk on the cobblestone streets of Kraków, on a night flight over the Serengeti, or letting us discover the inner workings of magic.”

Jasmine

Jasmine

AWESOME BOOK

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“Everything is so so well explained. I could follow everything perfectly. The examples are really well done and really clear. And I feel like I might actually be able to implement them. I loved it! This is a fantastic resource. I’ll probably also need a paperback copy ASAP to bookmark and carry around.”