Melinda Rabin aka Mad Maggie dreamed up Richard the Dragon and Mad Maggie over 15 years ago when she needed to create a brand new character for a renaissance festival. Since then, Mad Maggie has evolved from being a simple village mad woman who sang to trees and dragged her dragon, to a character that people know and love all over the country. Her children's book Dragons Are Real! is based off of some of Melinda's real life experiences in and out of character.
Melinda holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Mary Washington and a Masters degree in Education. She lives in Florida with her husband her son and their three cats.