01 feb 1967
Meg Cabot is a prolific American author who is best known for her novels for teenagers and young adults. She was born and raised in Indiana, but moved to New York as soon as she graduated from Indiana University. She originally wanted to build a career as an illustrator, but she left her first job soon after starting it.
In the past, Cabot has written under several different pen names, including Meggin Cabot, Patricia Cabot and Jenny Carroll, but she now only publishes works under her own name. She is best-known for her series The Princess Diaries. This series has now been sold in more than 40 different countries. The first book in the series became an international bookseller and the series as a whole featured on the New York Times Children’s Series Best Sellers List for 38 weeks. The books follow the story of an American girl who discovers that she is first in line to the throne of a small European country. The first two books were made into films by Walt Disney Pictures and starred Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews.
Cabot has written dozens of different novels and novellas for teenagers, all of which fit into the categories of romantic or paranormal fiction. Her other well-known series include The Mediator, 1-800-WHERE-R-U, All-American Girl, Avalon High, Airhead and The Abandon. Cabot has also written a couple of series for younger children and several different series of romance novels for adult readers.
Meg Cabot and her husband, Benjamin D. Egnatz, split their time between living in New York, Florida and Bloomington.