Meg Cabot was born in Bloomington, Indiana—the heart of
America. Her childhood was spent in pursuit of air
conditioning, which she found at the Monroe County Public
Library. Here Meggin whiled away many hours, reading the
complete works of Jane Austen, Judy Blume, and Barbara
Armed with a fine arts degree from Indiana University, she
moved to New York City, and got a job as the assistant
manager of an undergraduate dormitory at New York
University, writing on the weekends (and whenever her boss
wasn't looking). The first of her many historical romance
novels written under the name Patricia Cabot, Where Roses
Grow Wild, was published in 1998, followed shortly after by
its sequel, Portrait of my Heart. An Improper Proposal and
A Little Scandal followed shortly thereafter.
In addition to her romances, Meg is currently working on
several series of books for young adult readers, including
The Princess Diaries, The Mediator (under the name Jenny
Carroll) and 1-800-WHERE-R-YOU
(also by Jenny Carroll).
Film rights to The Princess Diaries were sold to Disney,
and a feature length film based on the book was released in
August 2001, with Pretty Woman's Garry Marshall directing,
and starring Julie Andrews, among others. Film rights to
All-American Girl have also been sold to Disney and a
script is being written. Television rights for The
Mediator series have been sold, and 1-800-WHERE-R-U was
recently optioned by Lions Gate Films.
Meg lives in New York City with her husband and their one-
eyed cat, Henrietta.