It was November and the Penn State Football team had just beaten Michigan State to clinch the Big Ten East Title. This team was exciting to watch and I was overflowing with school spirit. I looked for a Penn State coloring book for myself and my two children, but was surprised that there wasn’t one on the market. I knew I could draw the pictures - I graduated in Art Education from Penn State in 1994 - but I was out of my element when it came to publishing, licensing, and marketing. I ended up partnering with Mascot Books, a publishing company who helps authors through the process. I’m really excited about the release of this book. I used a mixture of complicated and simple drawings to appeal to all ages because as an adult, I still love to color as much as my children. I wanted to capture not only the beauty of the campus, but also the love I have for my hometown and alma mater. I’m hoping that love translates to the buyer.
Megan is a State College native and a graduate of State College High School. She graduated from Penn State with a degree in Art Education and taught art in Maryland for over ten years. While living in Maryland, she earned a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Hood College. Looking for a quieter and more family-friendly town, she and her husband moved back to the State College area in 2005. She currently lives in Bellefonte with her husband, two children, a dog, and a cat. Megan currently teaches preschool at the Montessori School of the Nittany Valley. In addition to keeping up with her busy family, she enjoys painting, reading, volunteering at PAWS (the local shelter) and following PSU sports.
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