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Meg Cabot - Author

About the Author

Meg Cabot is the author of The Princess Diaries series as well as several other novels for teenagers. Her books have sold millions of copies round the world - and two million in the UK alone.


Cabot was born in Bloomington, Indiana, to college professor C. Victor and Barbara Cabot. In 1991, Cabot received a B.A. from Indiana University.

Meg Cabot married financial writer and poet Benjamin D. Egnatz on April 1, 1993. Their wedding date (April Fool’s Day) was a deliberate play on her husband's belief that only fools get married in the first place. The wedding was actually an elopement in Italy. Her novel Every Boy's Got One is loosely based on her own elopement.

Before she published her first book, Meg worked as an assistant dorm manager at New York University. After living in Indiana, California, New York, and France, she now currently resides in Key West, Florida. She splits her time between an apartment in New York, New York, and a barn in Bloomington, Indiana.

In May 2006, the Harvard Crimson released reports that 19-year-old author Kaavya Viswanathan borrowed passages from Cabot's Princess Diaries series, and other books, to place in her novel How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life. Viswanathan's novels were subsequently pulled from the shelves.

Cabot has also written many books for teens, including The Princess Diaries series, which has won many awards, and her recently completed series, The Mediator.

She has lived in various parts of the US and France, but now lives in Key West, Florida, with her husband and one-eyed cat, Henrietta.

 

Author photo: Ali Smith

Featured books by Meg Cabot

Queen of Babble in the Big City

Queen of Babble in the Big City

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/10/2015

When Summer Fling Luke uses the L word (Living Together), Lizzie is only too happy to move in with the love of her life in his mother's Fifth Avenue pied-a-terre. But Lizzie's not as lucky in her employment search. As her best friend, Shari, finds the perfect job, Lizzie struggles through one humiliating interview after another, until Shari's boyfriend Chaz lands Lizzie a receptionist's position at his father's posh law firm; the non-paying gig at a local wedding-gown shop Lizzie manages to find all on her own. But Lizzie's notoriously big mouth gets her into trouble almost at once-first at the law firm, where she becomes too chummy with a society bride, and then with Luke when she brings up the M word (Marriage). Soon Lizzie finds herself jobless and homeless all over again. Can Lizzie save herself and find career security (not to mention a committed relationship) at last? 'She is the master of her genre ...the George Bernard Shaw if not the George Eliot of chick lit' Publishers Weekly

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Other books by Meg Cabot

Black Canary: Ignite

Black Canary: Ignite

Author: Meg Cabot, Cara McGee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2019

Thirteen-year-old Dinah Lance knows exactly what she wants, who she is, and where she's going. First, she'll win the battle of the bands with her two best friends, then she'll join the Gotham City Junior Police Academy so she can solve crimes just like her dad. Who knows, her rock star group of friends may even save the world, but first they'll need to agree on a band name. When a mysterious figure keeps getting in the way of Dinah's goals and threatens her friends and family, she'll learn more about herself, her mother's secret past, and navigating the various power chords of life. Black Canary: Ignite is an inspirational song that encourages readers to find their own special voices to sing along with Black Canary!

No Judgments escape the cold with the perfect laugh out loud romcom of 2019!

No Judgments escape the cold with the perfect laugh out loud romcom of 2019!

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2019

'Meg Cabot is chick-lit royalty' Newsweek 'Her trademark humour makes for compulsive reading' Publishers Weekly 'A pure delight' Library Journal Escape to Little Bridge Island in the first full-length novel in a brand new series from Meg Cabot... _____________________ The storm of the century is about to hit Little Bridge Island, Florida - and it's sending waves crashing through Sabrina 'Bree' Beckham's love life... When a massive hurricane severs all power and cell service to Little Bridge Island - as well as its connection to the mainland - twenty-five-year-old Bree Beckham isn't worried . . . at first. She's already escaped one storm - her emotionally abusive ex - so a hurricane seems like it will be a piece of cake. But animal-loving Bree does become alarmed when she realises how many islanders have been cut off from their beloved pets. Now it's up to her to save as many of Little Bridge's cats and dogs as she can . . . but to do so, she's going to need help - help she has no choice but to accept from her boss's sexy nephew, Drew Hartwell, the Mermaid Cafe's most notorious heartbreaker. But when Bree starts falling for Drew, she has to ask herself if her island fling was only a result of the stormy weather, or if it could last during clear skies too? _____________________ Why do readers LOVE Meg Cabot? 'Meg Cabot is a fabulous author' USA Today '[Meg Cabot] is the master of her genre' Publishers Weekly 'Cabot has a knack for hilarious dialogue and zany characters, but she also creates a story that's full of heart' Kirkus Reviews

Boy is Back, The + Every Boy's Got One Bundle

Boy is Back, The + Every Boy's Got One Bundle

Author: Meg Cabot Format: eBook Release Date: 17/01/2017

#1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot offers two fun, hilarious, and unforgettable novels from her fan favorite Boy series in this special e-book bundleTHE BOY IS BACKReed Stewart thought hed left all his small-town troublesincluding a broken heartbehind when he ditched tiny Bloomville, Indiana, ten years ago to become rich and famous on the professional golf circuit.Then a post on the Internet causes all of those troubles to return with a vengeance. Becky Flowers has worked hard to build her successful senior-relocation business, but shes worked even harder to forget Reed Stewart. She has absolutely no intention of seeing him when he returnsuntil his family hires her. Now Reed and Becky cant avoid one anotheror the memories of that one fateful night.EVERY BOYS GOT ONECartoonist Jane Harris is delighted by the prospect of her first-ever trip to Italy, even though it means being a bridesmaid at her best pal Hollys elopement to longtime beau Mark...and it's hate at first sight for Jane and Marks best man Cal Langdon. But when Holly and Mark's wedding plans hit a major snag, Jane and Cal find themselves having to put aside their mutual dislike for one another in order to get their best friends on the road to wedded blissand end up on a road themselves...one neither of them ever expected.

Remembrance A Mediator Novel

Remembrance A Mediator Novel

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2016

Fifteen years after the release of the first Mediator novel, #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot returns with a deliciously sexy new entry to a fan-favorite series. Suze Simon-all grown up and engaged to her once-ghostly soulmate-faces a vengeful spirit and an old enemy bent on ending Suze's wedded bliss before it begins. You can take the boy out of the darkness. But you can't take the darkness out of the boy. All Susannah Simon wants is to make a good impression at her first job since graduating from college (and since becoming engaged to Dr. Jesse de Silva). But when she's hired as a guidance counselor at her alma mater, she stumbles across a decade-old murder, and soon ancient history isn't all that's coming back to haunt her. Old ghosts as well as new ones are coming out of the woodwork, some to test her, some to vex her, and it isn't only because she's a mediator, gifted with second sight. From a sophomore haunted by the murderous specter of a child, to ghosts of a very different kind-including Paul Slater, Suze's ex, who shows up to make a bargain Suze is certain must have come from the Devil himself-Suze isn't sure she'll make it through the semester, let alone to her wedding night. Suze is used to striking first and asking questions later. But what happens when ghosts from her past-including one she found nearly impossible to resist-strike first? What happens when old ghosts come back to haunt you? If you're a mediator, you might have to kick a little ass.

Ransom My Heart

Ransom My Heart

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

When beautiful, spirited Finnula Crais kidnaps the dashing knight Hugh Fitzstephen, she has no idea that she's ensnared the new Earl of Stephensgate on his way home from the Crusades. Nor does she realize that Hugh is quite happy to be kidnapped by an enchanting tomboy, and will do anything it takes to avoid being rescued. With Finnula determined to hold Hugh to ransom, and Hugh equally determined to steal Finnula's heart, it isn't long before the fireworks start! And just when it looks as if there might be a happy ending, disaster strikes. When an attempt is made on the new Earl's life, there is only one suspect - and even if he loves her dearly, Hugh can't let her get away with it . . . Ransom My Heart is a risque historical romance written by Princess Mia Thermopolis of Genovia (with a little help from Meg Cabot), as featured in The Princess Diaries series.

Bridesmaid-in-Training

Bridesmaid-in-Training

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/04/2016

Bridesmaid in Training is the second in the Notebooks of a Middle-School Princess, a funny, heart-warming illustrated Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot. Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison still finds it hard to believe that she's a princess! Not only does she get to live in an actual palace with her newly discovered family and two fabulous poodles, but she also gets her very own pony! Of course, not everything is going exactly as she imagined . . . her half-sister, Mia, is very busy learning how to run the country while trying to plan a wedding, and her father is getting remarried himself - to Mia's mother! - and spends most of his time 'renovating' the summer palace, although Grandmere says he is just hiding from the wedding madness. Olivia hardly gets to see either of them. Fortunately Grandmere has her own plans for Mia's wedding, and needs Olivia's help to pull them off. Just when Olivia starts to think that things are going to work out after all, the palace is invaded by a host of new cousins and other royals who all seem to be angry at Olivia (although Grandmere says they are just jealous). As the day of the wedding gets closer and closer, Olivia becomes more and more worried. For such a carefully planned event, it seems as if a LOT of things are going wrong . . . Can Olivia keep this royal wedding from becoming a royal disaster? Olivia chronicles her transformation from ordinary girl to princess in her notebook, with illustrations from author Meg Cabot, who studied Fine Arts as an undergraduate.

Queen of Babble Gets Hitched

Queen of Babble Gets Hitched

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Will Lizzie find happiness in the final part of Meg Cabot's romantic series, Queen of Babble Gets Hitched? Things are looking up for Lizzie Nichols. She loves her career, and the love of her life, Jean-Luc, has proposed. Life's become a dizzying whirl of wedding gown fittings as Lizzie prepares for her dream wedding in the south of France. But the dream soon becomes a nightmare as the best man, with whom Lizzie might once accidentally have slept - no, really, just slept - announces his lack of support for the couple; Lizzie's Midwestern family can't understand why she doesn't want to have her wedding in the family backyard; and her future French in-laws seem to be luring the groom away from medical school and into investment banking. Is Lizzie really ready to embrace her new role as wife and mistress of Chateau Mirac? Or is she destined to spend the rest of her life as a New York City spinster, in a two-room walk-up with no one for company but the cat from down the street?

Every Boy's Got One

Every Boy's Got One

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2016

When cartoonist Jane Harris's best friend Holly announces that she's eloping to the Italian Riviera with longtime boyfriend Mark, and asks Jane to be her maid-of-honour, Jane jumps at the chance, delighted by the prospect of her first ever trip to Europe. What Jane doesn't gamble on is Mark's choice for best man, journalist Cal Langdon. It's hate at first sight for Jane and Cal. But when Holly and Mark's wedding plans hit a major snag that only Jane and Cal can repair, the two find themselves having to put aside their mutual dislike for one another in order to get their best friends on the road to wedded bliss - and end up on a path neither of them ever expected to tread. . . Told in diary form and in emails, Every Boy's Got One is a brilliant, funny and highly original follow on to the internationally successful Meg Cabot adult novels, The Guy Next Door and Boy Meets Girl.

Queen of Babble in the Big City

Queen of Babble in the Big City

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/10/2015

When Summer Fling Luke uses the L word (Living Together), Lizzie is only too happy to move in with the love of her life in his mother's Fifth Avenue pied-a-terre. But Lizzie's not as lucky in her employment search. As her best friend, Shari, finds the perfect job, Lizzie struggles through one humiliating interview after another, until Shari's boyfriend Chaz lands Lizzie a receptionist's position at his father's posh law firm; the non-paying gig at a local wedding-gown shop Lizzie manages to find all on her own. But Lizzie's notoriously big mouth gets her into trouble almost at once-first at the law firm, where she becomes too chummy with a society bride, and then with Luke when she brings up the M word (Marriage). Soon Lizzie finds herself jobless and homeless all over again. Can Lizzie save herself and find career security (not to mention a committed relationship) at last? 'She is the master of her genre ...the George Bernard Shaw if not the George Eliot of chick lit' Publishers Weekly

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Party Princess

Party Princess

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2015

Party Princess by Meg Cabot is the seventh book charting the (mis)adventures of Princess Mia, in The Princess Diaries. Party Princess was previously published as Seventh Heaven. Poor Mia Thermopolis. Not only has she made a total ass of herself with J.P. (aka the Guy Who Hates It When They Put Corn In The Chilli) by trying to prove that she's a super-chilled party girl, but she's also bankrupted the student council. Way to go, Princess. Just as Mia's scared that she's lost Michael and a ton of money, Grandmere steps in with a fundraising plan. She's going to stage a musical in front of the world's hottest celebs - and the star will be none other than Princess Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo!

Crowning Glory

Crowning Glory

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2015

Princess Mia Thermopolis is about to turn eighteen and has decided to put down her princess pen for good. But how will it end? Is the practically perfect J.P. the real love of Mia's life? Will an election in Genovia mean the end of princessdom for Mia? Is she really the last virgin at Albert Einstein High? And finally, crucially, will Michael Moscovitz return from Japan and make a last-minute romantic gesture just in time to save Mia from making a HUGE mistake? Previously published as Ten Out of Ten, Meg Cabot's Crowning Glory is the tenth novel in the hilarious The Princess Diaries.

Bad Heir Day

Bad Heir Day

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2015

Princess Mia Thermopolis has hit an all-time low. Lilly isn't speaking to her. Someone is posting horrible things about her on ihatemiathermopolis.com. Grandmere is forcing her to give a speech to two thousand of the most powerful businesswomen in America. And, oh yeah: Michael, the love of her life, has dumped her. But despite what the press seems to think, Mia has more on her mind than recruiting a new Prince Charming. Like solving a 400-year-old mystery that could mean BIG changes for little Genovia. But is Mia really ready to throw away her tiara - especially if it means destroying a dynasty? Bad Heir Day, previously published as To the Nines, is the ninth in the bestselling The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot.

Royal Scandal

Royal Scandal

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/2015

The new school year's only just begun and already there have been some big surprises for Princess Mia Thermopolis. Not least, Tina's revelation that Lilly's probably Done It with J.P.! And what about Mia's new haircut, which has turned out kind of . . . extreme? But then Michael drops a real bombshell. He has been accepted on a year-long Computer Science course . . . in Japan! Can Mia's perfect prince really love her if he can go away for a year? And what would it take to make him stay? Previously published as After Eight, Royal Scandal is the eighth novel in the incredible The Princess Diaries series by bestselling author Meg Cabot.

Prom Princess

Prom Princess

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Princess Mia Thermopolis is about to turn fifteen - and can't wait to dance the night away with Michael at the biggest, most romantic event of her life so far: the senior prom! But nothing's going according to plan. Not only does Mia face a snoozefest summer of public functions in Genovia. Even worse is the fact that Michael hasn't even invited Mia to the prom at all. Hello, what is going on here? Just as Mia comes up with a perfect plan to change her man's mind, disaster strikes. A disaster that only a (slightly-evil) genius like Grandmere can overcome . . . Previously published as Give Me Five, Prom Princess is the fifth novel in the hilarious bestselling The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot - with a gorgeous cover to celebrate the series' fifteenth anniversary.

Royal Rebel

Royal Rebel

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2015

The fabulous The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot continues with the sixth book Royal Rebel, previously published as Sixsational. How can Princess Mia Thermopolis bear it? Michael, her one true love, has gone away to college, leaving her to face a new school year totally alone (well, nearly). With a potential eco-disaster happening in Genovia, a new English teacher who doesn't understand her and a totally transformed (hot!) Boris to get used to, life for the world's most reluctant royal is looking like it can't get much worse. Until Grandmere and Lilly step in - with a plan to save Genovia and Albert Einstein High. A plan that involves Grandmere showing up at school in her fur cape and tiara!

Royally Obsessed

Royally Obsessed

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Mia and Michael are finally an item, but her totally out-of-control Grandmere seems to have other plans . . . Just before the happy couple's first hot date, an unmissable royal engagement turns up. Could it be that Michael doesn't measure up - and that (please not!) Grandmere's got someone else in mind for Princess Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo? Previously published as Mia Goes Fourth, Royally Obsessed is the fourth novel in the hilarious, bestselling The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot - with a gorgeous cover to celebrate the series's fifteenth anniversary.