An avid history buff and devoted writer, S. Carlisle May is fascinated by the sites and history of World War II. Through the National WWII Museum’s travel program, May followed the United States victors’ path from England to Normandy and into Germany. Separate from that trip, May visited Malta and Sicily, Italy, following in the footsteps of the Allies. May is a member of the Main Street Writers group and the Georgia Baptist Convention’s disaster relief program.
May, an active member of the Auburn Alumni Association, graduated with a bachelor of science in political science and minors in history and literature. She worked at the East Alabama Medical Center in medical records; assisted the Bartow County School system as a high school substitute teacher; wrote articles for USAA Magazine, Auburn magazine, Transplant Chronicles, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and the Daily Tribune News; and wrote two other books.
Since her son Nick received a heart transplant at twenty-three months old, May has been a dedicated advocate of organ donation and transplantation, speaking to civic, church, and school groups and on radio and television. May is a founding member of the Congenital Heart Public Health Consortium and a member of Lifelink’s Georgia Speaker’s Bureau, along with several other transplant-related groups. For her book about her experiences with her son, Nick’s New Heart: The True Story of Love, Strength, and Courage, she was nominated for the 2008 Georgia Book of the Year award.
A frequent traveler, May has visited forty-nine of the fifty states and took her four teenagers backpacking through Europe in 2001, traveling through several countries, including Wales and Germany. In her spare time, May enjoys spending time with her family, reading, watching James Bond movies, working with her church, and skiing. She and her husband, Andy, live in Cartersville, Georgia, and they have four grown children: Drew, Mary Beth, Zach, and Nick.