Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Anthony Mays  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1951 in Reading, PA

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Illinois Connection

Mays has lived in Illinois since 1992. The name of the main character (Dwight Morris) in his book, ''Halfway to Uncertainty'', was derived from two cities along I-55 south of Chicago, and, part of the book takes place in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Anthony Mays was born and raised in Pennsylvania. At the age of 17, he went into military service and retired after serving twenty years. After which, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Mays went on to make a second career with the U.S. government working with the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Veterans Affairs from which he also retired. He is now enjoying his third career in writing fiction.

Published Works

    Halfway to a Southern Heart, Amazon, 2014Halfway to Uncertainty, Amazon, 2015Halfway to the Truth, Amazon, 2015Halfway to Magnolia House, Amazon, 2016Halfway to Creepy, Amazon, 2016Halfway to Creepy 2, Amazon, 2016Halfway to a Vineyard, Amazon, 2017

Selected Titles At Your Library


Halfway to the Truth

  • LiFE Award - Literature for Environment for its use of E-waste in the story plot

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

    Open to many ideas.