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Meg Cabot

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About this author

Librarian note: AKA Jenny Carroll (1-800-Where-R-You series), AKA Patricia Cabot (historical romance novels).

Meg Cabot was born on February 1, 1967, during the Chinese astrological year of the Fire Horse, a notoriously unlucky sign. Fortunately she grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, where few people were aware of the stigma of being a fire horse -- at least until Meg became a teenager, when she flunked freshman Algebra twice, then decided to cut her own bangs. After six years as an undergrad at Indiana University, Meg moved to New York City (in the middle of a sanitation worker strike) to pursue a career as an illustrator, at which she failed miserably, forcing her to turn to her favorite hobby--writing novels--for emotional succor. She worke

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“Write the kind of story you would like to read. People will give you all sorts of advice about writing, but if you are not writing something you like, no one else will like it either.”
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message 40: by Shayla

Shayla Hi Meg!! Thank you so much for accepting my friend request! :) The Princess Diaries really started my love for reading so thank you so much for writing them!! Mia is my spirit animal!

message 39: by Cat

Cat Losbanes Hi Meg! I guess I'm a late bloomer when it comes to your books but I'm almost done with all of your collections.. I'm currently reading the Mediator Series. I love it though I don't know why you stopped calling the three stepbrothers Snow White nicknames in the last two books. I really find it funny every time Suze would accidentally call David - Doc or Jake - Sleepy. Anyway, I'm halfway with Twilight and I have to stop because I don't want it to end. Should have read it more slowly I guess. More power!

message 38: by Yeshel

Yeshel Moreno Just pop out on my facebook newsfeed that you will be releasing "The Diaries of a Middle School Princess". I'm so excited! :)

Hijacked Fangirl Thank you for adding me!! :))) I love your books! Especially the Princess Diaries and Airhead series and Avalon High!

Ananya~Fantasy bookworm~ Thanks for adding me!! I really loved your books. Especially the mediator series and the Princess Diaries. I hope you write more books!!

message 35: by Kitty

Kitty Are you gonna write anymore ya books?

message 34: by Josie

Josie White Hey Meg! I love your Allie Finkle series and The Princess Diaries series! I have written you twice before but you probably don't remember. Mine was the one that was sent with a little pink envelope for you to write back. I still have your letters posted on my wall.

readevil thank you for adding me meg! love ur books!! ur awesome!!!

message 32: by Tatiana

Tatiana Thanks for adding me. I love pretty much every book of yours that I've read.

message 31: by Raine

Raine I love your books and you're gorgeous!

message 30: by Wendy

Wendy Stanphill Loved the live chat tonight! Thanks for answering my question!

message 29: by Wendy

Wendy Stanphill Thank you for accepting my request. I love reading your work. The 1800 series is one of my favorite!

message 28: by Merin

Merin Thank you for accepting my request. I really love reading your books. :)

Lilly920 Thank you for accepting my friend request! I've read your books way back in High School and still continue to enjoy your other books! I have great childhood reading memories thanks to you! Please continue producing wonderful books!

The Mockingjay aka L I just finished the Mediator and Princess Diary! I love your books!

message 25: by Jada

Jada Thank you for accepting! Me and my friends love your books! From Abandon to Jinx to The Princess Diaries! Thank you! xo

message 24: by Jasmin

Jasmin Thank you sooo much for acceptin my friend request :) Love your Susannah books so much!!!

Stephanie Cook Hello there Meg! I just wanted to stop by and say Hello! I hope you are having a wonderful new year so far! I can't wait to see what you are doing this year! Talk to you later! :)

message 22: by Natalie

Natalie Thanks you for accepting me. Princess in Pink from your series was the first international book i read :)

Orinthia Lee Thank you for accepting me as your friend :D

message 20: by Tiffany

Tiffany Blews Thank you for adding me!
You were my first favorite author ever. The first author I ever really liked and all of your books mean so much to me. :)

message 19: by Madog

Madog Hi I'm your friend on good reads!

Chantelle Thanks for adding me! I love Abandon and Underworld!

message 17: by Minal

Minal Hey thank you for adding me!

message 16: by Shivika

Shivika You are the best author ever!!!!!!!
I am a huge fan of all your books-especially The Mediator and Airhead and Vanished.
Please make a 7th Mediator book.

message 15: by Jen

Jen Thank you so much for the add! I'm a big fan!

message 14: by Vicki

Vicki You are AHHHHHMAZING! I ♥ your Abandon Trilogy....cant wait for the last one

message 13: by Giselle

Giselle at Book Nerd Canada Hello Meg! Thank you for adding me as a friend :) I have been such a fan of your work ever since I was a teen. Keep on doing what you do best :D

message 12: by Pamela

Pamela Hey Meg...Thanks for accepting my friend request. Can't wait to read your latest sounds really interesting!!!

message 11: by kristel

kristel hi thanks for accepting my friend request :)

Elizabeth Thank you for adding me as a friend! *waves to you and Henrietta*

Lindsey Wilkinson Thx for adding me as your friend!It means alot!

message 8: by Naomi

Naomi Insatiable is only coming out in the uk in the next few months! I feel like I've been waiting ages to read it! Thanks for accepting me :D

Sheryl thanks so much for accepting me....

message 6: by Hara

Hara Totes love you :D

Akdiligence OMg. Meg Cabot. You are so awesome. I've read practically all your adult books. I'm always checking your website to see what new books you have. Thank you for adding me.

anieva Is this really Meg, or is it a fan? Wouldn't Meg have more than 76 friends? In any case, thanks for adding. And, Merry Christmas.

Nicole I must say, you are my favorite author. I've been reading your books since I was in middle school. :]

message 2: by BookLover (last edited Aug 16, 2011 02:04PM)

BookLover Reem-alicious OMG!!! I love your only 12 but i love the Princess Diares and The Allie Finkle Rules For Girls...the way you write makes me wonder how a person could think so brillantly!!May you write many more books,that I shall read.By The way are you Meg Cabot like are you really her.

message 1: by Amy

Amy Thank you so much for the friendship add! :)

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