Author Margie Mack is a gifted mentor, family leader, and social media influencer who has inspired and guided people throughout her life. Her two autobiographies detail an idyllic childhood in McHenry, Illinois and also her formidable but important exodus to the Windy City of Chicago. It’s daunting to sum up in words the simple enormity of emotion and insight expressed in her stories.
From rural places and humble spaces, in book one, Through the Woods, Margie’s wise soul emerges along the banks of the Fox River in this rural community northwest of Chicago. First raised by her grandparents, here she is introduced to her gifts of observation and insight that will serve her well, throughout her life. Are there really mermaids in our modern world? Margie knows. Do angels intervene to help those in dire need? Margie answers that question in the events that unfold before her.
Margie dedicates book one to her Grandma Cleo and Grandpa Bill, “You told me to believe in the magic of the world, and for this I do.” After reading of her experiences, you will, too, and you’ll be inspired to find a bit of it among your own childhood memories.
In book two, My Ship has Sails, Margie’s mother and stepfather, Joyce and Marty Saxon, extract her from the shores of the Fox River and transplant her wild soul into early-1960’s Chicago. In the Windy City, she brought her magic from Fox River with her and blended it with music and emerging modern day society. Margie’s energy converged with such bright lights – it was as if those behind the veil knew she would inspire and be inspired to chronicle her experiences. It’s surreal to embrace the notion she met Van Morrison when he climbed into her best friend’s bedroom window, and that fortuitous meeting inspired his song Moondance. She also met the Beatles, backstage, as they exploded into America’s music scene. Margie bore witness to many people and events that fundamentally shaped our modern day experience.
She’s been told that her stories portray her as a female Forrest Gump, and while she expresses herself in straightforward terms, Margie’s stories are by no means simple. The way she embraces her experiences offers us rare insight into the vitality of embracing life as it unfolds before us. The law of attraction is a real thing. Thoughts do become things and once the universe believes in you, then more opportunities come your way.
We are blessed that Margie has many more experiences and stories to share with us. Right now, she is working on the third of this series and will also soon release another book of poetry following the loss of her beloved husband, Dan Mack. So, start by reading these two epic chronicles and you will restore your belief in the wonder and magic of our world.