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.
Q) What inspired you to write this story?
A combination of things: I was fueled by a book/movie I had enjoyed and these scenes kept running through my head but I didn't know what to do with them until I saw a call for a contest with a theme of wolves. But how to turn these scenes into a book? Well, then I read an article about the return of the gray wolves to Massachusetts after a 150-year absence and the legend of the wolves - and consequently, Sloane Wolf was born.
Q) How long did it take you to write?
Initially, probably about a month. The rewrite took longer!
Q) What is your favorite thing about writing?
When I'm first getting to know the story and the characters - it's like meeting somebody for the first time and learning all about them. I also love to research, so that's always fun.
Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing?
Editing is tough.
Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
Probably Audrey Hepburn. She was such a talent, but such a humanitarian, too.
Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it?
Oh, gosh, probably some spaghetti sauce that I need to toss.
Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
There's more to come in the story about the Sloanes, so watch for it!