Today I'd like to welcome author Margay Leah Justice
to Fallen Angel Reviews. Thanks for taking the time to answer a few questions for us today Margay
Please tell us about your upcoming book Sloane Wolf
I'd love to! Sloane Wolf is about a woman who is an empath and a man who can shapeshift into a wolf and what happens when an old legend brings them together. And how circumstances conspire to keep them apart.
When did you first start writing? What made you want to become a writer?
I started writing when I first learned how to hold a pencil! I have always been a writer, it's just something I've always wanted to do - I think I was born with the obsession! I just love the written word and the imagination and what happens when you combine the two.
When you started writing, what did you find the most difficult about the process?
I think I've always found the beginnings the most challenging. I'm a bit of a perfectionist so I put a lot of pressure on myself to come up wit a perfect opening.
What satisfies you about your writing?
When I write something that makes me grin like a little girl and think, "That is good!"
Do you have a favorite object that is significant to your writing?
Many writers occasionally hit a roadblock in their work. What do you do to avoid them, or, alternatively, to break through them?
I have more than one project to work on - that's what I've learned to do. I used to just focus completely on one project at a time, pushing all other ideas into the back of my mind, so when I hit a roadblock, I was really stuck. Over time, I discovered that, by taking a break on the current project and working on a new idea, I managed to free my mind up and spark my creativity. Another way I do this is with knitting. I come up with some pretty amazing stuff when I'm knitting!
What was one of the most surprising things you learned while creating your books?
That a lot of times, your characters won't do what you want them to and will go off in another direction than you originally planned.
What can your fans look forward to in the next six months from you?
Well, I'm working on the next book in the Wolves of Destiny Falls series that started with Sloane Wolf. Hopefully, they'll learn more about it soon.
What tools do you feel are must-haves for writers?
A computer with a lot of memory for all those files, access to the Internet for research, a good library for references, and the desire to always write the best story they can. Oh, and coffee and chocolate are always a mainstay for this writer!
What book has influenced your life the most?
The Diary of Anne Frank. I must have read that book ten times in one month when I was the same age as Anne. I just couldn't believe that it was true and that someone my age could endure what she had. It still ranks as one of the most powerful books in my mind.
What would you consider your most interesting quirk?
Oh, I don't think I'm a good one to ask about quirks - unless we're talking about someone else. But myself - I don't know about that.
If you had a warning label, what would it say?
That I can and will cause people to cry, hyperventilate or otherwise lose control with my sense of humor. But don't take my word on that, just ask my younger daughter - she has been known to do all three when I get going.
Now for a little fun. Please finish the following sentences:
The first thing I bought when I sold my first book was…
probably chocolate. I know, I'm easy to please!
The best present I ever got was…
my two daughters. There's no gift greater than motherhood.
I'd love to meet…
Do you have a website or blog where readers can learn more about you and your works?
Is there anything else you would like to add?
I just want to express my appreciation for everyone who's helped me to achieve my dreams of being published, and every potential reader who's said my book looked interesting and added it to their wishlist. I couldn't do this without you.
Thank you for spending time with us today Margay
Thank you so much for having me. It was a great pleasure.
Interviewed by: Tammy