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Meg Cabot - 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

If you like Meg Cabot you might also like to read books by Jenny Colgan, Tina Reilly and Rachel Gibson.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Meg Cabot

Queen of Babble in the Big City by Meg Cabot
Queen of Babble in the Big City
Meg Cabot
Disaster-prone Lizzie Nichols manages to put her foot in it again, in Queen of Babble in the Big City, the second in Meg Cabot's witty and romantic series.
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/10/2015
Royal Wedding The Princess Diaries 11 by Meg Cabot
Reader Reviewed Royal Wedding The Princess Diaries 11
Meg Cabot
Mia Thermopolis is one of the most delightful fictional creations ever. Transformed in an instant from ordinary New York teen to princess, her adventures, recounted in Meg Cabot’s bestselling Princess Diaries series, charmed readers with their warmth and humour. Now...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
Abandon by Meg Cabot
Abandon
Meg Cabot
The first book in the brand-new dark and dangerously seductive trilogy from bestselling teen author Meg Cabot. It's dark paranormal romance at its best and combined with Meg's brilliant storytelling powers we think she's hit the jackpot. She paints a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2011
Airhead: Being Nikki by Meg Cabot
Airhead: Being Nikki
Meg Cabot
Step right into the celebrity life of teenage supermodel Nikki. Apparently the golden girl of the catwalk Nikki looks like an absolute airhead but that’s just the surface. Underneath there’s nerdy Emmerson Watts who somehow got trapped in the wrong...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/07/2010
Airhead: Being Nikki by Meg Cabot
Airhead: Being Nikki
Meg Cabot
Step right into the celebrity life of teenage supermodel Nikki. Apparently the golden girl of the catwalk Nikki looks like an absolute airhead but that’s just the surface. Underneath there’s nerdy Emmerson Watts who somehow got trapped in the wrong...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2009
Tommy Sullivan Is A Freak by Meg Cabot
Tommy Sullivan Is A Freak
Meg Cabot
New and exhilarating teen story from the author that brought you Jinx and How to Be Popular. Tommy Sullivan is back in town but he is no longer the Freak he was once labelled in school, in fact Katie Ellison...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/04/2008
Jinx by Meg Cabot
Jinx
Meg Cabot
Meg has once again excelled herself. Teenagers everywhere will love the world of Jinx. Named Jinx because all her life sheâs never had any luck; nothing goes according to plan, in fact everything goes wrong. So when she heads for...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2007

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