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									Meg CabotMeg Cabot
Keeping up with Meg Cabot is tricky: Under four pen names, the Princess Diaries author turns out light entertaining novels for teens and adults at a furious pace. Which is good news for her fans, who snap them up as fast as she can write them!

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Fact File

Name:
Meg Cabot
Also Known As:
Meggin Patricia Cabot (full name); Patricia Cabot, Jenny Caroll
Current Home:
New York, New York
Place of Birth:
Bloomington, Indiana
Education:
B.A. in fine arts, Indiana University, 1991

*  Meg Cabot's official web site




The Latest From Cabot

Selected Works

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								Jinx, Author: 
								Meg Cabot .

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Jinx
by Meg Cabot
The only thing Jean Honeychurch hates more than her boring name is her all-too-appropriate nickname, Jinx. Misfortune seems to follow her everywhere she goes -- which is why she's thrilled to be moving in with her aunt and uncle in New York City. Maybe when she's halfway across the country, Jinx can finally outrun her bad luck. But trouble has definitely followed Jinx to New York. And it's causing big problems for her cousin Tory, who is not happy to have the family black sheep around. Beautiful, glamorous Tory is hiding a dangerous secret -- one that she's sure Jinx is going to reveal. Jinx is beginning to realize it isn't just bad luck she's been running from.

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								Sanctuary, Author: 
								Jenny Carroll.
*  The Princess Diaries (2000)
*  All-American Girl (2002)
*  The Boy Next Door (2002)
*  Boy Meets Girl (2004)
*  Princess in Pink (The Princess Diaries series #5) (2004)
*  Princess Diaries Volume I & II: Mia Tells It like It Is (2004)
*  Teen Idol (2004)
*  Every Boy's Got One (2005)
*  Ready or Not (2005)
*  Queen of Babble (2006)
*  How to Be Popular (2006)
*  Jinx (2007)

*  See the Meg Cabot chronology


The Best Book to Read First

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								The Princess Diaries, Author: 
								Meg Cabot.

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The Princess Diaries
by Meg Cabot
For teen readers, Cabot's funny and modern Princess Diaries books are a favorite. Cabot takes the far-flung (for Americans) notion of royalty and lands it in a New York City teen's lap, with amusing results. Her Mediator series, beginning with Shadowland (written as Jenny Carroll), gives the genre a supernatural twist with a narrator who is regularly visited by ghosts. Adult readers should look for the Patricia or Meggin Cabot byline, for historical and modern romance, respectively.

*  Shadowland   by Jenny Carroll
*  Kiss the Bride   by Patricia Cabot

*  Read an excerpt of The Princess Diaries



Cabot's Favorite Authors

In a conversation with Barnes & Noble.com, Cabot -- who says on her web site that she was an early fan of Judy Blume, Jane Austen and Barbara Cartland -- mentioned a few other authors when asked what she liked to read growing up. "I read almost exclusively sci-fi fantasy as a kid: Tolkien, Lloyd Alexander, Susan Cooper," Cabot said. "I've been expanding my horizons lately, and am loving Tamora Pierce, Maud Hart Lovelace, and Louise Rennison."

*  J.R.R. Tolkien
*  Lloyd Alexander
*  Susan Cooper


*  Tamora Pierce
*  Maud Hart Lovelace
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A Fan Favorite

Cabot's Reading List

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								Every Boy's Got One, Author: 
								Meg Cabot.

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Every Boy's Got One
by Meg Cabot
When Jane Harris’s best friend announces that she’s eloping to Italy and asks Jane to come along as her witness, Jane jumps at the chance, delighted by the prospect of her first-ever trip to Europe. What Jane doesn’t bet on is the groom's witness -- it’s hate at first sight for Jane and Cal Langdon, but they'll put aside their mutual dislike in order to get their best friends on the road to wedded bliss.

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								Something Rotten: A Thursday Next Novel, Author: 
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Something Rotten: A Thursday Next Novel
by Jasper Fforde
Cabot told us that she loves Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next mysteries, calling Something Rotten "a must-read." Read our interview with Cabot to learn more about her best-loved books.

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