May Lamar landed her first newspaper job in 1980, when she was hired as a cub reporter for the Gastonia (North Carolina) Gazette. She later worked as a reporter for the Summit County (Colorado) Sentinel, the Fairhope (Alabama) Courier and the Montgomery Advertiser. She left journalism for advertising copywriting soon after the birth of her first child and ran a small agency for 20 years.
Brother Sid is Lamar’s first published novel and her fourth book. She and her husband, author/publisher Rich Donnell, are at home in Montgomery.