How to pronounce Meg Cabot: Cabot rhymes with habit - cabit
Meg Cabot is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Princess Diaries (which was made into two Walt Disney movies, published in over 40 countries and voted as one of England's 100 best-loved novels), the Airhead trilogy, The Mediator Series, 1-800-WHERE-R-U series (which was the basis for a TV series called Missing), and Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls. She's sold over 15 million books worldwide and has received the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award and the American Library Association's Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers. Meg donated all of her proceeds from the Princess Diaries companion novel, Ransom My Heart, to Greenpeace.
She divides her time between Key West, Indiana, and New York City with various cats and her husband.
Meg Cabot's website
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Matthew Peterson interviews Meg Cabot
Matthew: My next guest is Meg Cabot, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Princess Diaries, the Airhead trilogy, The Mediator Series, the 1-800-WHERE-R-U series, and Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls. She's sold over 15 million books worldwide and has received the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award and the American Library Association's Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers. Thanks for being on the show today, Meg.
Meg: Hey, thanks for having me.
Matthew: Let's start out with the Airhead trilogy. Now Airhead came out last year and was nominated for the Teen Choice Book of the Year. I totally got the wrong impression of this book. I'd seen the cover here and there, but I didn't pay much attention to it. I actually thought it was something like Gossip Girl.
Meg: Yeah. Well, that's the point of the book is that the model on the cover looks like an airhead, and it's called Airhead, but it's actually about a girl who is really brainy and smart and is kind of perceived as a brainiac and thinks of pretty girls as ...
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