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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

Overbite

Overbite

Author: Meg Cabot Format: eBook Release Date: 05/07/2011

She is a master at entertaining and amusing readers.BooklistNobody does vampires like Meg Cabot, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Princess Diaries and Queen of Babble novels. Overbite is Megs sexy and hip sequel to her bestselling Insatiable, the story of a soap opera writer with precognitive powers who is recruited into the Vaticans war against demons and the undead. Unfortunately Meena Harper has a major Achilles Heelnamely her lingering affection for her ex-boyfriend, Lucien Antonescu, son of Dracula, the prince of darkness. Anyone who loves Twilight, True Blood, and Lynsay Sands, not to mention the singleton fiction of Sophie Kinsella, Jennifer Weiner, and Jane Green, is going to want to sink their teeth into Overbite.

Abandon

Abandon

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2011

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, which Pierce carries back into our world. But she knows that if she allows herself to fall for John she will be doomed to a life of shadows and loneliness in the Underworld. When things get dangerous for her, her only hope is to do exactly what John says. Can she trust a guy who lives for the dead? Inspired by Greek myth, Abandon is the first in a darkly romantic trilogy from Meg Cabot, creator of The Princess Diaries.

Safe House

Safe House

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/01/2011

Help me find my little girl. Jess Mastriani -- dubbed Lightning Girl by the press when, after a huge storm, she develops a psychic ability to find missing children -- has lost her miraculous powers. Or has she? She would like the media and the government to think so. All Jess wants is to be left alone, by everyone except sexy Rob Wilkins -- who still hasn't called, by the way.... But it doesn't look like Jess is going to get her wish -- especially not while she's stuck working at a summer camp for musically gifted kids. Then the father of a missing girl shows up to beg Jess to find his daughter. Jess can't say no, but now the feds are on her trail again, as is one ornery stepdad, who'd like to see Lightning Girl...well, dead.

The Mediator: Grave Doubts and Heaven Sent

The Mediator: Grave Doubts and Heaven Sent

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2010

The Mediator: Grave Doubts and Heaven Sent is a bind up of the fifth and sixth books in Meg Cabot's sensational The Mediator series. Meet Susannah Simon: she's a typical teenage girl who just happens to be a ghost-hunter . . . oh, and she's also dead-over-heels for Jesse - the sexiest spook ever! But can this girl get her ghost? In Grave Doubts Suze has to contend with fellow ghost-hunter, Paul Slater, who gives her a deadly ultimatum. Unless she dates him, he'll send Jesse into the afterlife - for good. Paul may be totally hot, but Susannah Simon WILL NOT be bossed around. Let the games begin . . . In Heaven Sent all Suze's dreams have come true - she's finally dating the most gorgeous ghost of all time, Jesse! But when her creepy admirer threatens to travel back in time and stop Jesse from dying, Suze is distraught. Will her new boyfriend choose life or love? Look out for other The Mediator bind-ups, Love You to Death and High Stakes and Mean Spirits and Young Blood.

Insatiable

Insatiable

Author: Meg Cabot Format: eBook Release Date: 08/06/2010

When it comes to devouring her delightfully outrageous, phenomenally fun fiction, Meg Cabots fans are Insatiable! And now the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Princess Diariesnot to mention a host of wonderfully winning grown-up novels like Queen of Babble, Big Boned, and Every Boys Got Onehas a subject she can really sink her teeth into: vampires! A deliciously twisted modern-day sequel to Bram Stokers classic Dracula, Cabots Insatiable will leave you laughingand hungry for more!

The Mediator: Mean Spirits and Young Blood

The Mediator: Mean Spirits and Young Blood

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2010

The Mediator: Mean Spirits and Young Blood is a bind up of the third and fourth books in Meg Cabot's sensational The Mediator series. Meet Susannah Simon: she's a typical teenage girl who just happens to be a ghost-hunter . . . oh, and she's also dead-over-heels for Jesse - the sexiest spook ever! But can this girl get her ghost? In Mean Spirits Suze is all set to spend a relaxing summer on the beach, until she runs into the vengeful ghosts of four high-school students. She must use her mediating skills to guide these ghouls through the afterlife and stop them wreaking havoc in the present. In Young Blood Suze is heartbroken when gorgeous ghost Jesse doesn't seem to love her back. When his 150-year-old grave is unearthed in her backyard, she is determined to discover how and why he died. But one thing's for sure - digging up the past can be a deadly business . . . Look out for other The Mediator bind-ups, Love You to Death and High Stakes and Grave Doubts and Heaven Sent.

Avalon High: Coronation #3: Hunter's Moon

Avalon High: Coronation #3: Hunter's Moon

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/11/2009

The exciting conclusion to Meg Cabot's magical Arthurian manga! Ellie has only one day left to get her boyfriend Will to truly believe he's the reincarnation of King Arthur, or the world will plunge into eternal darkness. But Will refuses to believe her! Meanwhile, the upcoming Homecoming game and dance have everyone distracted, especially Ellie. Some people aren't too happy about her Homecoming Queen nomination and are determined to cause trouble. Ellie's got to save her reputation and the world before the new moon on the night of Homecoming brings them all to a dangerous crossroad. If Ellie can't convince Will of his destiny, the world may never recover...This manga series of Arthurian legend and high school romance comes to a thrilling climax in this final volume. And just remember-anything can happen if you believe!

Prom Nights From Hell Five Paranormal Stories

Prom Nights From Hell Five Paranormal Stories

Author: Meg Cabot, Stephenie Meyer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/03/2009

Stephenie Meyer and Meg Cabot head up this collection of 5 thrilling paranormal stories which take bad prom nights to a whole new level. Imagine discovering you're dancing with the Grim Reaper - and he isn't there to tell you how hot you look. Worried that your Prom Night is gonna bite? In this thrilling collection, bestselling authors Stephenie Meyer and Meg Cabot take bad prom nights to a whole new level - a paranormally bad level! Clothes disasters and falling over your own two feet are nothing compared with discovering you're dancing with the Grim Reaper - and he isn't there to tell you how hot you look... From vampire exterminations to angels fighting demons, these 5 stories are more entertaining than any really bad DJ spinning his stuff. No corsage or limo necessary - just good, scary, sexy fun.

The Princess Diaries: Ten Out of Ten

The Princess Diaries: Ten Out of Ten

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2009

Meg Cabot's Ten Out of Ten is Princess Mia's final entry in the brilliant The Princess Diaries! Mia is about to turn eighteen and has decided to put down her princess pen for good. This is your one and only chance to find out how it all ends - including the answers to hotter than hot questions like: 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 our heroine from making a very big mistake??? You have so got to read the book!

The Princess Diaries: Ten Out of Ten

The Princess Diaries: Ten Out of Ten

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2009

Mia is about to turn eighteen and has decided to put down her princess pen for good. This is your one and only chance to find out how it all ends - including the answers to hotter than hot questions like: 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 our heroine from making a VERY big mistake??? You have so got to read the book!

Airhead

Airhead

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2008

She's a brainiac trapped in the body of an airhead . . . Teenagers Emerson Watts and Nikki Howard have nothing in common. Em's a tomboy-braniac who couldn't care less about her looks. Nikki's a stunning supermodel: the world's most famous airhead. But a freak accident causes the girls' lives to collide in the most extraordinary way - and suddenly Em knows more about Nikki's life than the paparazzi ever has!

Airhead

Airhead

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/07/2008

Two worlds collide when super-gorgeous celebutante Nikki and tomboy brainiac Em find themselves thrown together - literally. Forced to live the life of a glamorous supermodel, will Em be able to keep her old life, and those she cares about, a secret? Airhead is the first in a brilliant, funny and thought-provoking trilogy from Meg Cabot, the author of the million-selling The Princess Diaries.

Moving Day

Moving Day

Author: Meg Cabot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2008

Allie Finkle is ten years old. She's got two annoying little brothers, a best friend who cries a lot - and a dog called Marvin. She's also got a bunch of rules - most of them, like Don't get a pet that poops in your hand - only having been discovered through bitter experience. In this funny, fast-moving series, Allie makes (and breaks) rules all over the place as she deals with everything that life can throw at her. In MOVING DAY Allie's parents announce that the family's moving - to a creepy old house in town. With a room she's half scared to go into, the burden of being `the new girl', and her old friends a car ride away, how will Allie ever learn to fit in?