Meg Cabot's Blog
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...
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,...
September 25, 2013
It’s here! The new Heather Wells mystery, The Bride Wore Size 12, is in stores (and available as an e-book) in the US and Canada now!
And you know what that means:
Not only is justice once again being served by fiesty former teen popstar (turned assistant resident hall manager and soon-to-be bride) Heather Wells, but there’s also a new book trailer of her singing a never-before-released hit song (“Diamonds and Chains,” also known as The Bride Wore Size 12). Check it out here:
September 12, 2013
They’re here! My copies of The Bride Wore Size 12 arrived!
On September 24, you’ll be able to get your own copy! Or even sooner if you come to one of my events on my Bride Wore Size 12 tour (click on the link, or see below for more info)!
(You can win a copy, too, by entering my Bride Wore Size 12 contest, but we won’t be drawing names until October 31, 2013, so you’ll have to wait awhile!)
Guess what else? You can click here to visit the official Bride Wore Size 12 page, read an excerpt, and...
September 11, 2013
Every year teachers let me know that this post has become part of their classroom 9/11 curriculum, so I will continue to post it every year. Here it is, for those who weren’t around that day:
Meg’s 9/11 Diary
9/11/2001 was one of those rare days where sloth was rewarded. I know several people who are still alive today because they were late to work that morning, or stopped to get coffee to help them feel a little less groggy.
I got woken up in my apartment on 12th Street and 4th Avenue by a phon...
September 5, 2013
I can’t believe summer is over already!
This would be super depressing if there weren’t so many fun things to look forward to this fall, such as wearing stylish boots (for those of you who don’t live in Florida), the return of Scandal (the dishiest show on television right now), and of course the return of Heather Wells in The Bride Wore Size 12, which is going to be in stores (and available for download) in the U.S. and Canada in about 2 weeks (official pub date 9/24) …
And none of the book t...
July 30, 2013
It’s the end of July, and as many of you know, July 31 is Meg Cabot Day (as declared by the mayor of my city of birth, Bloomington, Indiana).
On Meg Cabot Day, everyone is encouraged to do their favorite things (so long as they’re legal).
My favorite legal things to do are writing, hanging around in the sun on or near a body of water, and reading a book (while staying well hydrated with a beverage of your choice).
Don’t be a dork…use sunscreen!
In honor of Meg Cabot Day, I’m giving away Keep Ca...
June 20, 2013
It’s summer! Well, for many of us. And you know what that means: Pool time, beach time, and reading-books-by-the-pool-and-beach time!
But if you’re a writer with a new book coming out — mine’s Awaken, the third and final book in my Abandon trilogy, which will be out July 2 as both a hardcover and e book. Click here for chapter excerpts and extras, more of which will be added every week — summer also means book tour time.
Which means getting asked the one question that I dread more than any othe...
April 27, 2013
So much has been going on lately I hardly know where to begin. So to narrow things down (and keep this post under seven billion words), I’ll try sticking to book related news. Like:
Did you know the Mediator series got optioned by FremantleMedia?
You didn’t? That’s okay. I know you’ve been busy.
If you don’t know what FremantleMedia is, they’re the company that’s produced a ton of your favorite television shows, like American Idol and The Biggest Loser, but they do dramas and comedies, too.
March 30, 2013
1. I’m left handed.
2. In order to correct a speech impediment, I was taken out of class a few times a week during elementary school to visit a speech and hearing specialist (just like in the movie The King’s Speech. Except I was never in line to inherit a throne).
When I’d come back to class, some of the other kids would tease me, calling me a “dummy” who had to go to “special ed.” (Sadly that’s as creative as they got.)
3. I often wrote about my dislike for those kids in my diaries.
4. I kep...