Meg Mclean 

Lyme, NH

Oddly, none of the people making these books lived anywhere near my neck of the woods. The East seemed to be the place for artists. When the time came for college, I headed to New England to study art.

I live here still, in New Hampshire, where we have squeaky-clean air and long dazzling winters. The landscape closely resembles those scenes in the children’s books that fed my imagination for so many years. And sure enough, you can’t swing a dead cat around your head without hitting an artist. 

I do miss Lake Superior, but in a pinch, there’s always the Atlantic Ocean.