Meghan McCarthy

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Meghan McCarthyis the award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children, including Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton; Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum; City Hawk: The Story of Pale Male;and Seabiscuit the Wonder Horse. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, she lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at

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Meghan McCarthy
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. work hard, play hard

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. picking favorite anything is impossible, especially music

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I'm taller than a lot of females

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Sylar from Heros

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. being a better performer... and being able to fix cars