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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

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.

A Royal Disaster

A Royal Disaster

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2015

Previously published as Take Two, A Royal Disaster is the second book in Meg Cabot's fantastically funny series, The Princess Diaries. Fourteen-year-old Mia Thermopolis is still struggling to come to terms with the fact that she's a princess - and heir to the throne of Genovia! But when she announces on national TV that her mum is pregnant by her algebra teacher and plans to marry him, a right-royal fuss results! Because now Mia's totally out-of-control Grandmere is all set to plan the year's biggest society wedding, with every A-list celeb invited. But will the bride and groom even turn up? And how can Mia find out the true identity of her mysterious secret admirer?

The Princess Diaries

The Princess Diaries

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2015

'You're not Mia Thermopolis any more, honey,' Dad said. 'You're Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo. Princess of Genovia.' A PRINCESS?? ME??? Yeah. Right. One minute Mia's a totally normal Manhattan fourteen-year-old. Next minute she's heir to the throne of Genovia, being trailed by a bodyguard, taking princess lessons with her uncontrollable old grandmere, and having a makeover with someone called Paolo. Well, her dad can lecture her till he's royal blue in the face, but no way is Mia going to turn herself into a style-queen. And they think she's moving to Genovia? Er, hello? The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot has been a phenomenal global success. This ever-popular series continues in the second book, A Royal Disaster.

Princess in the Middle

Princess in the Middle

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2015

Mia Thermopolis has got everything a girl could possibly want. She's a princess - and she's got a boyfriend! But that's where it all goes wrong. Because Kenny is just not the guy she really wants. Michael's the one she's loved forever - but he's going out with someone infinitely cleverer than Mia. Someone who can clone fruit flies, for heaven's sake! Will the story end happily ever after for the Princess of Genovia? Previously published as Third Time Lucky, Princess in the Middle is the third novel in the hilarious, bestselling The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot - with a gorgeous cover to celebrate the series's fifteenth anniversary.

Notebooks of a Middle-School Princess

Notebooks of a Middle-School Princess

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/05/2015

Notebooks of a Middle-School Princess is the first in a funny, heart-warming illustrated Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot. Olivia Grace is completely average. Or so she thinks . . . until Her Royal Highness, Princess Mia Thermopolis turns up at her school one day and whisks Olivia away to New York City! In a limo, no less! Where you can eat all the cookies you want and the ceiling lights up pink and purple - like a disco! But discovering that your father is actually the Prince of Genovia is quite a shock. Especially since it means you're a descendant of the Kingdom of Genovia, and a princess. Olivia's got a lot to learn about her long-lost family - and everyone's got a lot to learn about her! 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.

From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess

From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess

Author: Meg Cabot Format: eBook Release Date: 19/05/2015

Return to the world of Meg Cabot's bestselling and beloved Princess Diaries series in From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess...Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison is a completely average twelve-year-old: average height, average weight, average brown hair of average length, average brown skin and average hazel eyes. The only things about her that aren't average are her name (too long and princess themed), her ability to draw animals (useful for her future career as a wildlife illustrator), and the fact that she is a half-orphan who has never met her father and is forced to live with her aunt and uncle (who treat her almost like their own kids, so she doesn't want to complain).Then one completely average day, everything goes wrong: the most popular girl in school, Annabelle Jenkins, threatens to beat her up, the principal gives her a demerit, and she's knocked down at the bus stop . . .Until a limo containing Princess Mia Thermopolis of Genovia pulls up to invite her to New York to finally meet her father, who promptly invites her to come live with him, Mia, Grandmere and her two fabulous poodles . . . . Maybe Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison isn't so average after all!

Size Doesn't Matter

Size Doesn't Matter

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2015

Heather should be happy. She's finally got a boyfriend and although he was only supposed to be her 'rebound guy', things have gotten serious fast . . . She's also actually passing her first college course, and better yet her dad's moving out. On the down side, her boss, Dr. Veatch, may well be the most boring man on the face of the planet . . . But that hardly seems reason enough to put a bullet through his head. Can Heather find her boss's murderer, answer Tad's question, and get her landlord Cooper to realize that by letting her go, he's making the biggest mistake of his life, all while maintaining a fifteen hundred calorie per day diet? Size Doesn't Matter is the third Heather Wells mystery from the incredibly successful author of The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot. Size Doesn't Matter is preceded by Size 12 is Not Fat and Size 14 is Not Fat Either.

Princess Diaries Complete Collection

Princess Diaries Complete Collection

Author: Meg Cabot Format: eBook Release Date: 30/09/2014

Meg Cabots bestselling Princess Diaries series has delighted millions of middle grade and teen readers, and it was turned into the wildly popular Disney movies of the same name, starring Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews. This collection contains all ten of the novels following Mia as she attempts to navigate high school, boys, andprincess training.Includes:The Princess DiariesThe Princess Diaries, Volume II: Princess in the SpotlightThe Princess Diaries, Volume III: Princess in LoveThe Princess Diaries, Volume IV: Princess in WaitingThe Princess Diaries, Volume V: Princess in PinkThe Princess Diaries, Volume VI: Princess in TrainingThe Princess Diaries, Volume VII: Party PrincessThe Princess Diaries, Volume VIII: Princess on the BrinkThe Princess Diaries, Volume IX: Princess MiaThe Princess Diaries, Volume X: Forever Princess

Size 14 is Not Fat Either

Size 14 is Not Fat Either

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2014

Following on from Size 12 is Not Fat, Meg Cabot's Size 14 is Not Fat Either sees dorm director/amateur sleuth Heather Wells facing further mysterious events at Fischer Hall. It's the first day of the winter semester at New York College, and assistant dorm director Heather Wells has a lot more to worry about than roommate conflicts. One of the New York College cheerleaders has lost her head -literally - in the Fischer Hall cafeteria, and no one can find the rest of her.

Abandon Trilogy

Abandon Trilogy

Author: Meg Cabot Format: eBook Release Date: 05/12/2013

The Abandon Trilogy is Meg Cabot's heart-stopping paranormal romance series all in one eBook bundle containing Abandon, Underworld and Awaken.Abandon: Last year, Pierce died - just for a moment. And when she was in the space between life and death, she met John: tall dark and terrifying, it's his job to usher souls from one realm to the next. There's a fierce attraction between them, but Pierce knows that if she allows herself to fall for John she will be doomed to a life of shadows and loneliness in the underworld. But now things are getting dangerous for her, and her only hope is to do exactly what John says . . .Underworld: Seventeen-year-old Pierce Oliviera isn't dead. Not this time. But she's been taken by John Hayden, Lord of the Underworld, to the place between heaven and hell where spirits gather before their final journey. John claims it's to protect her from the Furies, who are hell-bent on vengeance against him. But could he have other reasons for keeping Pierce close? When she learns that the people she loves back home are in mortal danger, can she convince John to release her to save them- or will the price he asks for her freedom prove too high?Awaken: Pierce Oliviera knew that by accepting the undying love of John Hayden she'd be forced to live forever in the one place she's always dreaded most: the Underworld. The sacrifice seemed worth it, but now her happiness and safety in the realm are threatened. The Furies have discovered that John has broken one of their strictest rules and revived a dead soul. If the balance of life and death isn't restored, both the Underworld and Pierce's home on Earth will be wiped out by the Furies' wrath. Pierce has already cheated death once . . . can she do it again?

The Guy Next Door

The Guy Next Door

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/10/2013

Melissa Fuller, gossip columnist of the fictional New York Journal is on the brink of losing her job. This particular morning she is 68 minutes late for work - making it her 37th late arrival so far this year. Human Resources have given her another official warning, her boss seriously doubts her commitment to the paper and, more importantly, even her best friend has begun to worry about her psychological well being. This time, however, Melissa has a real excuse. She has just saved her elderly neighbour from a near-fatal attack, taken her to hospital and in the process become sole custodian of Paco her Great Dane - not the ideal accessory for a New York City girl. Melissa urgently needs to trace her neighbour's only relative and when she finally meets him the real trouble starts. The Guy Next Door is a delightfully romantic comedy, from bestselling author Meg Cabot.

Overbite

Overbite

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2013

The sequel to Meg Cabot's bestselling paranormal romance with bite - Insatiable Meena Harper has bitten off more than she can chew . . . Meena has a special gift, but only now does anyone appreciate it. Her ability to predict how everyone she meets will die has impressed the Palatine Guard-a powerful secret demon-hunting unit of the Vatican-and they've hired her to work at their new branch in Lower Manhattan. Sure, Meena's ex-boyfriend was Lucien Antonescu, son of Dracula. But that was before he (and their relationship) went up in flames, and now she's sworn off vampires for good-even though she firmly believes that just because they've lost their souls, it doesn't mean they can't love. Convincing her new partner, UEber-demon-hunter Alaric Wulf, that vampires can be redeemed won't be easy . . . especially when a deadly new threat arises, endangering not only the Palatine, but Meena's friends and family as well. As she unravels the truth, Meena will find her loyalties tested, her true feelings laid bare . . . and temptations she never even imagined before nearly impossible to resist.

Size 12 and Ready to Rock

Size 12 and Ready to Rock

Author: Meg Cabot Format: eBook Release Date: 10/07/2012

After dallying with sexy vampires and ingeniously reinterpreting the Dracula legend (Insatiable, Overbite), #1 New York Times bestseller Meg Cabot is ready to rock n roll once more with Heather Wells. The un-petite assistant New York City college dorm director and sometime sleuth is back in Size 12 and Ready to Rocka delectable comedy mystery that proves once more that the much beloved author of The Princess Diaries rules in the realm of grown-up womens fiction as well. Heathers got her hands full when a pop star and her reality TV camera crew invade the dormbringing with them a summer camp-full of adoring teen admirersonly to have an inconvenient homicide spoil the fun. Theres romance, treachery, merry mayhem and musicjust the ticket for readers who like to rock out on the hip contemporary singleton fiction of Sophie Kinsella, Jennifer Weiner, and Jane Green.

Insatiable

Insatiable

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2012

From the best-selling author of PRINCESS DIARIES comes this supernatural romance with real bite... Sick of hearing about vampires? So is Meena Harper. Meena Harper is familiar with the supernatural. After all, she knows how you're going to die (Not that you're going to believe her. No one ever does.) But not even Meena's precognition can prepare her for Lucien Antonescu-who she meets and then makes the mistake of falling in love with-a modern-day prince with a bit of a dark side for which an ancient society of vampire hunters would prefer to see him dead. The problem is Lucien's already dead. Maybe that's why he's the first guy Meena's ever met with whom she could imagine herself having a future. See, while Meena's always been able to see everyone else's destiny, she's never been able look into her own. Lucien seems to be everything Meena has ever dreamed of in a boyfriend, though he might turn out to be more of a nightmare. So now would be a good time for Meena to start learning to predict her own future . . . if she has one.

Queen of Babble with Bonus Material

Queen of Babble with Bonus Material

Author: Meg Cabot Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2012

For a limited time, and at a special price, download Queen of Babble and receive an excerpt from Meg Cabot's new Heather Wells novel, Size 12 and Ready to Rock, available wherever books are sold July 10.In Queen of Babble, Lizzie Nichols has a problem: she can't keep anything to herself. And when she opens her big mouth on a trip to London, her good intentions get her long-distance beau, Andrew, in major hot water. Now she's stuck in England with no boyfriend and no place to stay until the departure date on her nonrefundable airline ticket. Fortunately, Lizzie's best friend and college roommate, Shari, is spending her summer catering weddings in a sixteenth-century chteau in southern France. Who cares if Lizzie's never traveled alone in her life and only speaks rudimentary French? She's off to Souillac to lend a helping hand! One glimpse of gorgeous Chteau Miracand of gorgeous Luke, the son of the chteau's ownerand Lizzie's smitten. But thanks to her chronic inability to keep a secret, before the first cork has been popped Luke hates her, the bride is in tears, and Chteau Mirac is on the road to becoming a lipo-recovery spa. Add to that the arrival of ex-beau Andrew, who's looking for "e;closure"e; (or at least a loan), and everythingincluding Lizzie's shot at true loveis in la toilette . . . unless she can figure out some way to use her big mouth to save the day.

Size 12 is Not Fat

Size 12 is Not Fat

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/11/2011

Size 12 is Not Fat by Meg Cabot is the first in the Heather Wells series of mysteries. When you peak at fifteen, where can things go but downhill? Former teen pop sensation Heather Wells has hit rock bottom: tired of singing other people's lyrics, she hasn't exactly been bombarded with recording contracts for her own songs. Worse, Dad's in jail, Mom's bolted for Buenos Aires, and Heather can't seem to stop drowning her sorrows in Kit Kat bars. To top it all, Heather's fiance Jordan Cartwright has replaced her - on the charts as well as in his bed - with America's newest number one pop sensation, Tania Trace. When Heather finds a job in a New York college dorm - right around the corner from her temporary digs in her gorgeous friend Cooper's attic apartment - things seem to start looking up. . . at least until girls in the dorm begin to perish at an alarming rate. Elevator surfing is the official explanation from university administration, but Heather has other suspicions, and - enlisting a reluctant Cooper's aid - she attempts to get to the bottom of the rash of teen deaths in the building where she works, never knowing that it isn't her supper she'll be singing for this time, but quite possibly her life.