Libby Phillips Meggs earned a BFA in art and design from Virginia Commonwealth University. She worked as an advertising art director, then went on to become a freelance graphic designer and illustrator. From childhood, Libby made up stories and illustrated them for her own amusement, finally seeing her dreams become real with the publication of Go Home! The True Story of James the Cat. She lives in Virginia where her family, cats, and flowers keep her busy when she is not writing or drawing.