Press Kit

Mini Bio

May Barros acts as editor-in-chief for Revista Avessa, is part of the cast in the Andarilhos do Imaginário podcast and is a postgraduate student at Uerj. She creates fantastic worlds where anything is possible with characters that make you care and stories where everyone gets to see themselves included. May lives in Rio de Janeiro with her family.

Short Bio

Fantasy author, May Barros acts as editor-in-chief for Revista Avessa, is part of the cast in the Andarilhos do Imaginário podcast and is a postgraduate student at Uerj. She also likes to create art and design games. May creates fantastic worlds where anything is possible with characters that make you care and stories where everyone gets to see themselves included. Caleidoscópio, published by Editora Illuminare, is her first book and a short story collection. Crystalline, The Keeper of Magic e Favorite are self-published short stories. She has stories featured in the following anthologies: Contos de Fada, Anjos e Demônios, published by Illuminare; Valquírias, published by Darda Editora; Momentum and Keep Faith, both organized and edited by Gabriela Martins. May lives in Rio de Janeiro with her family.

Long Bio

Fantasy author, May Barros acts as editor-in-chief for Revista Avessa, a Brazilian literary magazine, since 2014; is part of the cast in the Andarilhos do Imaginário podcast, a writing podcast, since 2018; and is a postgraduate student at Uerj. She also likes to create art and design games. May creates fantastic worlds where anything is possible with characters that make you care and stories where everyone gets to see themselves included.


Born in 1992, May lives in Rio de Janeiro with her family. She has a Master Degree in Comunication by Uerj.

Caleidoscópio, published by Editora Illuminare, is her first book and a short story collection. Crystalline, The Keeper of Magic e Favorite are self-published short stories. She has stories featured in the following anthologies: Contos de Fada, Anjos e Demônios, published by Illuminare; Valquírias, published by Darda Editora; Momentum and Keep Faith, both organized and edited by Gabriela Martins. She crowdfunded the publication of her first artbook, In the Dark, in 2018.

Social Media

  • Twitter: http://twitter.com/MayFPBarros
  • Instagram: http://instagram.com/mayfpbarros

Photos & Covers

Foto da autora May Barros, uma mulher latina branca, que usa óculos, de cabelos castanhos cacheados, usando uma blusa preta com detalhes em vermelho e branco nas mangas..
by May Barros
by May Barros
The Keeper of Magic. Illustration of a Black elf, with long pink curly hair, wearing a red dress and golden jewelry, sitting on a clearing in the woods doing magic.
Art: May Barros | Design: May Barros
Half the face of a white latina woman with dark hair and dark eyes. She's surrounded by golden lights and the skin around her eyes is lit up by sparkles.
Design: May Barros
Favorite. Has a leafy pattern across the cover, behind the title.
Design: May Barros
Crystalline. A white woman holding a crystal ball, editted to look like there's a magical glow around it. The title Crystalline is placed on top of the crystal ball.
Design: May Barros
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