G. Wayne Mello grew up in the coastal town of Dartmouth, Massachusetts where he fostered a love for art and literature. He attended the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth where he earned his Bachelor's in Illustration. Mr. Mello resides in Sandusky, Ohio with his family and their four cats. His favorite color varies with his mood; he loves baking and gardening when he is not in his art studio or restoring his Victorian home.
"If Walt Disney were still alive, I am sure he would have loved Maggie Dewdrop as much as I do. The illustrations are pure magic! Surely, they will melt any child's heart and keep them available to the beautiful wonders of nature!" - David Kirkpatrick, Former Production Chief, Walt Disney Studio