Meg Cabot's Blog

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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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.


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).


(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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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:

Click here to view...

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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...

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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...

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