Pseudonym: Meg Cabot.
Meg Cabot is the author of the best-selling, critically
acclaimed, immensely popular Princess Diaries novels, as
well as All-American Girl, Haunted, and two Regency novels,
Nicola and the Viscount and Victoria and the Rogue. Meg was
born in Bloomington, Indiana, and her childhood was spent
in pursuit of air conditioning, of which there was little
at the time in southern Indiana. A primary source proved to
be the Monroe County Public Library, where Meg whiled away
many hours, reading the complete works of Jane Austen, Judy
Blume, and Barbara Cartland.
Armed with a fine arts degree from Indiana University, Meg
moved to New York City, intent upon pursuing a career in
freelance illustration. Illustrating, however, soon got in
the way of Meg's true love, writing, and so she abandoned
it 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.
Meg lives in New York City with her husband, Benjamin, a
poet, financial market writer and fellow Hoosier, and their
one-eyed cat, Henrietta.
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Books:The Boy Next Door, October 2002