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September 13, 2014

1. Meg’s written over 80 books whichhave been published in 38 countries, including the US, UK, Brazil, France, Germany, Poland, and Japan, among many others.



2. She has over 25 million books in print.



3. Meg was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2008 (it runs in her family), which is sad because most of her favorite foods have gluten in them.


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4. But don’t feel sorry for her because many of Meg’s books have been #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, in addition to beingUSA Today, Publishers We...

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September 10, 2014

Every year teachers let me know that the post below about my experience living in Manhattan a few dozen blocks from the World Trade Center on 9/11 has become part of their classroom curriculum, so I continue to post it annually.


I think it’s especially important to post this year given the fact that the other day I overheard some guy ask: “Why should we care if a few Westerners want to join ISIS? What’s the worst that could happen?”


I’d like to think this guy is just some random butthole, but...

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May 1, 2014

You: “Hey, Meg, why don’t you have any books coming out in 2014?”


Me: “Because I’ve been so busy on a couple secret projects!”


Thanks to this exclusive story from the Wall Street Journal, they aren’t so secret anymore.


2015 is a special year for me. It marks the 15th Anniversary of the publication of The Princess Diaries, Volume 1, and Shadowland, Book 1 in The Mediator series.To celebrate this, in Summer 2015, I’ll be releasingthree new books: two in thePrincess Diariesseries, andone in theMedi...

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April 11, 2014

Well, it’s that time again: High school seniors have found out where they’re going to college next year, and are either celebrating, or filled with despair (or maybe somewhere in between).


I certainly hope you (or your loved ones) fall into the celebration category.


But if you don’t, you aren’t alone. Thanks to the easier to submit “electronic” Common App, more people than ever applied to “elite” or top tier colleges. This has led to more people than ever–95%–getting rejected. (Source: The New...

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March 7, 2014

I love Spring Break so much that I moved to Florida so I can have Spring Break every time I step outside (except during hurricane season, of course).


But that doesn’t mean I had great Spring Breaks as a kid/teen/twenty-something! Quite the opposite.


That’s why I’m posting some tips on how to make the most of your break (assuming you’re going somewhere . . . and even if you’re not, there are still some valuable insights here). I hope after reading this you’ll avoid the mistakes that I, as a rook...

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Published on March 07, 2014 14:32 • 381 views

February 12, 2014

Well, it’s that time of year again. Whether you love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is around the corner!


Lots of people have been asking what I’m doing for Valentine’s Day, what to do about their crushes, what I’m working on now, and other important questions.


So below are some of your questions, along with some answers. I hope they help!


(As usual, I’ve tried to protect the questioners anonymity by making up fake names for them, but that doesn’t mean the letters themselves are fake. I will adm...

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December 30, 2013

Everyone else is posting their “best of” lists for 2013, so here’s mine. Please note these are my own opinions. They aren’t shared by any of my characters (that I know of) (so far).


Best movie of 2013:


I haven’t seen all the movies that came out in 2013, but the movie at which I enjoyed myself the most in 2013 was The Heat, starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock.


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I think a nice rule for Hollywood should be that Melissa McCarthy has to be in every movie (at least a cameo) ever made, from no...

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December 21, 2013

This is my favorite time of year.


I love the lights and good tidings, not to mention all the crazy shows on TLC and HGTV about Christmas-themed weddings and competing with your neighbors to decorate your house (which I like to watch while gorging on peppermint bark).


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(A festively decorated Key West house, with a holiday dolphin theme, of course!)


I also love all the stories about strangers paying off the lay-aways of single moms at K-mart and I TOTALLY love all the crazy “gift guides” celebritie...

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November 17, 2013

I’ve got four (4) book events this week!


Mostly all writers do is sit around and write (or sit around and not write, in which case, we can usually be found watching Law & Order reruns, fretting that we’ll never write again, or write anything as good as Law and Order, especially the SVUs).


But sometimes, we go out and talk about writing. That’s almost as fun as writing . . . in some cases, more fun.


It’s particularly true of the Miami Book Festival (it’s the festival’s 30th anniversary!). I’m goi...

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November 1, 2013

So I spent most of last month in ANOTHER COUNTRY (France)!


It was only my second non-book related trip outside of the US since I first got published. I felt a little guilty about it (proof you are a workaholic: when you feel guilty for taking non-work related trips), butit was for a good cause: to celebrate my mom’s 70th birthday! All she wanted for her birthday was for her loved ones to go to France with her.


My mom is an artist (much like the mom of Mia Thermopolis) and she likes French art,...

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Published on November 01, 2013 12:13 • 493 views