NEW BOOK/NEW COVERS/NEW EVENTS

July 7th, 2006

Guess what? I have a new book out, and I didn't even know it. Well, it's not a new BOOK, exactly, but it's a new short story in a collection written exclusively to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

SHINING ON: A Collection of Short Stories in Aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. Featuring some of the best writers today, Malorie Blackman, Melvin Burgess, Meg Cabot, Anne Fine, Cathy Hopkins, Sue Limb, Celia Rees, Meg Rosoff, Rosie Rushton and Jacqueline Wilson deftly depict the challenges that face teenagers today. Unmissable!

My story, ALLIE FINKLESTINE'S RULES FOR BOYS, is about a popular girl who gets caught by the In Crowd making out with her nerdy Geometry tutor. Allie ends up having to make a choice—her cheerleading squad, or the guy. You might be surprised how things turn out (whatever…they said it had to be about a kid overcoming a challenge. Looking back, I now realize they probably didn't mean a cheerleader in a Capucine-Puerino bra coming to terms with dating a D&D master. But hey, they didn't specify what KIND of challenge).

You can buy a copy of this book here.

Sorry, this book is ONLY available for sale in the UK (although rights have recently sold to Japan). All proceeds go to charity.

In other book-related news, they've narrowed it down to two new covers to choose from for IT'S NOT OVER TILL THE SIZE 12 CHICK SINGS. Which do you prefer?

Torso in Trash

or

Legs in Trash

Email me with your choice in the subject line!

And, lastly, I will be attending the Romance Writers of America's national convention in Atlanta at the end of this month, where I will have multiple book signings, including:

2006 “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing at the RWA Conference in Atlanta

Romance Writers of America is proud to host the “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing at the 26th Annual RWA Conference in Atlanta, GA on July 26, 2006 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Atlanta Marriott Marquis hotel. Over 500 romance fiction authors will be signing books donated by publishers with the proceeds of the sales going to literacy charities. RWA has raised approximately $450,000 for literacy – help us reach the $500,000 mark! Check out the list below to see if your favorite authors will be there.

Please note: Since this is a literacy fundraiser, please do not bring more than a total of five of your own books for the authors to sign. We want to raise as much money as possible to help fight illiteracy!

Click here for a complete list of authors who will be signing.

This event is open to the public, admission is FREE, and all are welcome.

Also:

MARGARET MITCHELL HOUSE & MUSEUM
990 Peachtree St., NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Thursday, July 27, 2006
4:00 Reception, 4:30 Author's Lecture

?Meg Cabot Young Adult Tea

Admission: $5 for MMH Members and guests.
Reservations recommended: 770.578.3502.
Books will be available for sale at the event. Author will sign and personalize unlimited number of books purchased at event, but again, please do not bring more than a total of five books from home for the author to sign.

And then:

MARGARET MITCHELL HOUSE & MUSEUM
990 Peachtree St., NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Thursday, July 27, 2006
6:00 Reception, 7:00 Author's Lecture

Paper Dolls Book Bash

Admission $15; $8 for MMH members.
Pre-Pay Required: 770.578.3502.
Presented in partnership with The Flying Biscuit.

Join us for a “Paper Dolls” Book Bash featuring four blockbuster romance writers— Meg Cabot, Julia Quinn, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, and Stephanie Laurens—as they discuss their most recent releases. Titles to be discussed include: Cabot's “Queen of Babble” and “Size 12 is Not Fat”; Quinn's “On the Way to the Wedding”; Phillips' “Match Me If You Can” and “Ain't She Sweet”; and Laurens' “What Price Love?” and “To Distraction.”

Additionally, for those of you who will be attending the RWA conference, I'll be signing FREE BOOKS (oh yes) Friday, July 28 at 11AM at the AVON OPEN HOUSE in the Bonn/London Rooms at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis (rooms open to badge-wearing conference attendees only)

Yes, you read that right: FREE copies of my books (for conference attendees only) while they last.

Hope you can come. And remember:

Romance writers do it write.

HA HA HA

More later.

Much love,

Meg