Molly Caro May is a writer whose work explores body, place and the foreign. She teaches writing workshops across the country, though once cut her teeth as a fruit-picker, artist's model and at publishing house W.W. Norton in New York City. She has written for Orion Magazine, Salon, feministing, The Hairpin, and Fourth Genre, among others. Her memoir The Map of Enough: One Woman's Search for Place (Counterpoint Press, March 2014) earned a starred Kirkus review and was lauded as “an impressive debut memoir… May joins the ranks of Gretel Ehrlich and Annie Proulx”; Elle Magazine called it “addictive” and Booklist wrote, “it is a more homegrown version of Eat, Pray, Love.” She is co-founder of the Thunderhead Writers’ Collective and received a writing fellowship at the Taft Nicholson Environmental Humanities Center, where she wrote the first draft of her second book. It explores female rage, motherhood and emotional inheritance through the matrilineal lineage. On most days, she would take exploring over sitting at a computer, which is why she stands up when she writes. She is a graduate of Middlebury College and lives with her husband, daughter and Great Dane dog in Bozeman, Montana. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Her mission is to be one more person out there who helps democratize expression, because, as John Steinbeck once wrote (In Awe of Words), "We are lonesome animals. We spend all our life trying to be less lonesome. One of our ancient methods is to tell a story begging the listener to say and to feel, 'Yes, that is the way it is, or at least that is the way I feel it. You're not as alone as you thought."