Meghan McCarthy

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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My Life in 8 Words

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Meghan McCarthy
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. work hard, play hard

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. FBI agent

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. writing music

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. picking favorite anything is impossible, especially music

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I don't trust people