When Sylvia isn't writing she paints. Watch this space to see a regularly changing exhibit of her paintings.

Breathing Space received a 4.5 star review from Long and Short Reviews

Writing as Lucy Arlington, Sylvia May co-authored with Ellery Adams  the first three books in the 'Novel Idea' mystery series. All three books were on the New York Times bestselling list.

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The Unraveling of Abby Settel received an Honorable Mention from  the  2011 Reader Views Literary Awards.

'Rock Island Cafe' by Sylvia May

Meet the Author

Sylvia May writes fiction with characters who approach life with pluck, determination, and sometimes foolhardiness. In addition to her literary fiction, she co-authored the New York Times Bestselling 'Novel Idea' mystery series with the pseudonym Lucy Arlington. Sylvia is also an artist and musician who believes that tapping into our creativity fulfills us in a way that nothing else can.