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Meg Cabot spent her childhood whiling away the hours reading books in the cool of the local public library. She began writing novels on weekends after graduating with a fine arts degree from Indiana University. She has published more than 30 novels for young readers as well as adults, including "The Princess Diaries" series, "The Mediator" series and "1-800-Where-R-You." Her most recent books (all from HarperCollins) are: "Ready or Not: An All-American Girl" (2005); "Princess in Training" (2005), No. 6 in "The Princess Diaries" series; and "Twilight" (2005), No. 6 in "The Mediator" series. When she is not reliving the horrors of her high school experience, Cabot divides her time between New York and Florida.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Meg Cabot