Time for another Author-cussion!! You waited for this didn’t ya? Lol. So, this week, we have Meg Cabot! Her books are somewhat middle grade, some bordering on YA. But, she has been my favorite author for the longest time and its only fair to discuss her.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
(Obtained from Goodreads)
Meg Cabot was born on February 1, 1967, during the Chinese astrological year of the Fire Horse, a notoriously unlucky sign. Fortunately she grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, where few people were aware of the stigma of being a fire horse — at least until Meg became a teenager, when she flunked freshman Algebra twice, then decided to cut her own bangs. After six years as an undergrad at Indiana University, Meg moved to New York City (in the middle of a sanitation worker strike) to pursue a career as an illustrator, at which she failed miserably, forcing her to turn to her favorite hobby–writing novels–for emotional succor. She worked various jobs to pay the rent, including a decade-long stint as the assistant manager of a 700 bed freshmen dormitory at NYU, a position she still occasionally misses.
She is now the author of nearly fifty books for both adults and teens, selling fifteen million copies worldwide, many of which have been #1 New York Times bestsellers, most notably The Princess Diaries series, which is currently being published in over 38 countries, and was made into two hit movies by Disney. In addition, Meg wrote the Mediator and 1-800-Where-R-You? series (on which the television series, Missing, was based), two All-American Girl books, Teen Idol, Avalon High, How to Be Popular, Pants on Fire, Jinx, a series of novels written entirely in email format (Boy Next Door, Boy Meets Girl, and Every Boy’s Got One), a mystery series (Size 12 Is Not Fat/ Size 14 Is Not Fat Either/Big Boned), and a chick-lit series called Queen of Babble.
Meg is now writing a new children’s series called Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls. Her new paranormal series, Abandon, debuts in Summer of 2011.
Meg currently divides her time between Key West, Indiana, and New York City with a primary cat (one-eyed Henrietta), various back-up cats, and her husband, who doesn’t know he married a fire horse. Please don’t tell him.
She just has way too many books! Not that that is a bad thing in the book world. ;). Anyway, let me start by saying that Mg Cabot is one of my fav authors and always will be. Her books are kind of this cross between middle grade and YA. So, if you want to level up your reading tastes (with respect to age), I would highly recommend using her books in your ‘transition’ period. I mean, if you don’t want to read Twilight, or if you have already read it (pshh, yeah right), Meg Cabot is a very safe alternative.
So why exactly do I love her so much? Well, her books have EVERYTHING! Namely:
- A gripping, interesting, always unique plot
- Sassy, funny, colorful characters (those are a plus. :))
- Great, contemporary writing style. The kind that is not slow or makes you sleepy. Oddly reminds of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s writing.
- The juice. Yup, it has the juice. Enough of it to leave you with a hangover. And so much more…
I have till now read quite a few of her books. Like The Mediator Series, Airhead Trilogy, Avalon High, and a couple others. She is skilled in both contemporary and paranormal genres. Her stories are weaved nicely and at the same time, they are not complicated. They are clean and simple. But with so much humor and feels!
My favorite book of hers is definitely Airhead. It was my first Meg Cabot book and since then, I fell into the YA genre. Its a good thing that she has a lot of books and each of them are different. Makes me wonder “How do you come up with all these ideas?”.
Okay! Thats all I wanted to say. I will be leaving links to all her things so make sure to check her out! Byeee!!! 🙂