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Meg Cabot

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Meg Cabot is an author mostly known for teen novels such as The Princess Diary series, Avalon High, and The All-American Girl Series. She has written books for children, teens, and adults and has won numerous awards.

Where did Meg grow up?

Meg was born on February 1, 1967 in Bloomington, Indiana. She says she didn't fit in at middle school or high school, but that things turned out great for her anyway. She likes to write her stories about kids like she was. Meg went to college at Indiana University where she studied studio arts. She said she didn't study creative writing because a boy she met at a party told her college would ruin writing for her and she didn't want that (she would later marry that same boy).

Like most authors, getting her first book published wasn't easy. Meg spent three years working everyday just to get an agent. Then it took the agent another year to get her published.

About the Princess Diary Series

One of the most popular book series among middle school girls, the story is about a regular girl Mia who finds out that she's actually the princess of the country of Genovia. She's not ready for this and goes through a series of adventures which fill her diaries over the years.

Meg Cabot had originally planned for 16 books in the series, but the publisher only wanted one. Lucky for Meg after Disney agreed to make a movie out the first book, the publisher wanted more books and she was able to complete the series. There are 10 books plus some half books and side books that total to 16 books.

About Avalon High

Avalon High is a New York Times bestseller that tells the story of a high school that is slowly becoming Camelot from King Arthur's time. There is a novel and a trilogy of three manga books in the series.

Fun Facts about Meg Cabot

List of books by Meg Cabot

Allie Finkle's Rule for Girls series The Princess Diaries Series The Mediator series 1-800-WHERE-R-U series All-American Girl series Avalon High series The Airhead trilogy The Abandon Trilogy Other:

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