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Meg Cabot

Meg Cabot, photo by Lisa De Tullio Russell
Meg Cabot, photo by Lisa De Tullio Russell

Meg Cabot was born in Bloomington, Indiana, during the Chinese astrological year of the Fire Horse (a notoriously unlucky sign), but learned at an early age that a good storyteller can always give herself a happy ending. She is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than eighty books for children, teens, and adults. Her Princess Diaries series has been published in more than thirty-eight countries and was made into multiple hit Disney films. Her books have sold more than twenty-five million copies worldwide.

Cabot’s numerous other award-winning books include the Mediator series, Heather Wells Mysteries series, 1-800-Where-R-Your series and more. Her Avalon High series, which includes a three-book set of manga-style graphic novels, is a supernatural twist on the legend of King Arthur.

Cabot’s first-ever adult book in the Princess Diaries series, Royal Wedding, was published in 2015, along with a new Princess Diaries series for younger readers, From the Notebook of a Middle School Princess, which Meg also illustrated. Remembrance, the seventh and first adult book in the Mediator series, became available in 2016.

She has lived in Grenoble, France; Carmel, California; and New York City. She holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Indiana University and currently lives in Key West, Florida, with her husband and various cats.

selected bibliography

Royal Crown by Meg Cabot

Royal Crown: From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess (2018)
Royal Wedding, by Meg Cabot
Royal Wedding: A Princess Diaries Novel (2015)
Avalon High by Meg Cabot
Avalon High (2005)
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

The Princess Diaries (2000)

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online resources

Meg Cabot’s website
“Princess Diaries author on her new middle-grade book,” Entertainment Weekly, August 2, 2017
Interview with Cabot in the Guardian, July 17, 2015
“Cabot returns to world of the Princess Diaries,” WLRN Public Radio, May 20, 2015

Video: Key West interview by Jenna Stauffer