Margaret Meacham has published fifteen novels for children, including Oyster Moon and The Secret of Heron Creek (both Tidewater), Quiet! You're Invisible, A Mid-Semester Night's Dream, and A Fairy's Guide to Understanding Humans (all Holiday House), The Ghosts of Laurelford (Sunbury), and an adult novel The Survival of Sarah Landing (Sunbury). She has published articles and short stories in Library Journal, Country Magazine, Successful Student Magazine, Maryland Magazine, Highlights for Children, Baltimore Magazine, and the Baltimore Sun. She has taught at Goucher College and Towson University. She holds a BA from Trinity College and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Maryland.