What is your genre? Why did you choose it?
I write in many genres, but my most current work is paranormal romance. It was just an idea that came to me, so I guess you could say the genre chose me!
Do you work on more than one manuscript at a time?
Actually, I do, sometimes! Especially if it’s part of a series.
Do you work with a writing/critique group?
Can you remember your first reading book?
No, it was too long ago!
Do you nibble on snacks while writing? If so, what is your chosen treat?
Oh, yes! I love some chocolate, chips, crackers!
Ah, good old chocolate! Chips I think are crisps in UK.
Tidy desk or a bombsite? Describe your writing area with us.
Organized chaos. I have piles of notes for different stories everywhere and usually on top of that, I have knitting/crochet stuff. I am an avid crafter and I just started doing my own patterns, so I have notes for those everywhere, too.
Ha, as a card maker, and cross-stitcher, I know what you mean!
Are you published in the traditional manner or self published? Share your journey.
Who would you say have been the three most influential authors in your reading/writing life?
Oh, wow. Good question. Well, I guess, it would start with Jane Austen; she really was the one who blew open the doors for female authors and really set the precedent for the rest of us. Jude Devereux was my favourite author in my teens and twenties; I just always loved her writing and her stories kept me enthralled for hours and isn’t that what they’re meant to do? And JK Rowling because she inspired a new generation of kids to read again.
What advice would you like to share with other writers/authors with regard to preparing a manuscript.
Learn your craft. Apply what you learn. Read, read, read.
If the movie rights to your novels are purchased, who would you like to play your main characters?
Oh, wow, love this question! Chaske Spencer would make a great Micah Sloane – remember him from Twilight (Sam Ule)? And for Shiloh Beck, I think Mila Kunis would be great.
I was on my way to the supermarket, when … Do you have a tale to tell relating to an everyday, boring event?
Nothing comes to mind – life is an adventure to me!
For more than a hundred and fifty years, the gray wolf has failed to roam the hills of Massachusetts, leading to the belief that they are extinct. But with a spattering of sightings across the Berkshires, the legend of the gray wolf comes to fruition. The product of that legend, Micah Sloane will go to great lengths to protect his kind from the threat of outsiders, who seek to exploit the legend for their own interests. One thing he didn’t count on, however, was finding his soul mate in the company of such men.
From the first time she predicted a stranger’s imminent death when she was little more than a child, Shiloh Beck knew she was different. Wishing to cultivate her gift, her parents made the fateful decision to enroll her in a private school for paranormally gifted children. Unbeknownst to them, the school was just a front for a research facility simply called the Institute, whose secret board members weaned gifted children from their families to exploit their gifts. Shiloh has spent the better part of her life trying to escape the Institute and reunite with the family she was told had abandoned her.
From their first meeting, Micah and Shiloh share a connection that goes beyond the normal to bond them in a way that love alone cannot. But before they can build a life together, they must deal with the fall-out when the legend of the wolves collides with the men behind the Institute.
Descended from the same bloodline that spawned the likes of James Russell, Amy and Robert Lowell, Margay Leah Justice was fated to be a writer herself from a young age. But even before she knew that there was a name for what she was doing, she knew one thing: She had a deep and unconditional love for the written word. A love that would challenge her in times of need, abandon her in times of distress, and rediscover her in times of hope. Through her writing, Margay has learned to cope with every curve ball life has thrown her, including the challenges of single parenting, the harsh realities of living in a shelter, coping with the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, and the roller coaster ride of dealing with a child who suffers from bipolar disorder. But along the way she has rediscovered the amazing power of words.
Margay currently lives in Massachusetts with her two daughters, two cats, and a myriad of characters who vie for her attention and demand that their own stories be told. In her spare time, she is an avid knitter, knitting her way through a stash of yarn that almost rivals her tbr pile!