Books, Blogs, and Rumor Control

November 10th, 2008

I had so much fun at the Distinguished Alumni event at Indiana University this past weekend! It was great to visit with old friends, make cool new ones (I met Josie Bloss, the author of Band Geek Love, which I haven’t read yet, but I’m going to!), and hang out at my old campus. It reminded me of one of my favorite books, Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers. Only there were no attempted murders.

(I don’t have any pictures from the event yet, but as soon as I do, I’ll post some.)

In the meantime, if you like mysteries, you might want to pick up one of my co-distinguished alumni’s books, such as Envy The Night.

I haven’t read it yet, but Michael’s an Edgar-award finalist, so I’m sure it’s good. He’s really funny, thanked his mother (and dad and sister) during his speech, and he’s cute, too! So how could his books NOT be good?

Who has a crush now? YOU do. Just admit it.

Speaking of cute authors, have you checked out Neil Gaiman’s latest, The Graveyard Book? I was lucky enough to receive an advanced reader copy of it, and I am telling you, this is a great book.

Some of you may be looking at it and going, “This looks too scary!” but trust me, you’ll love it, because
a) it’s about an orphan boy who grows up in a graveyard and is raised by ghosts
b) it’s funny
c) there’s a romance, and
d) there’s a mystery.
The Graveyard Book has a little something for everyone. Read it. You won’t be sorry.

Okay, so I asked Olaf Sporns (the Distinguished Faculty member and expert in brains and robotics who was also at the award ceremony—oh, and guess where he’s been while working on the robots? Tsukuba, Japan, where Michael Moscovitz is. I’m just saying. When I get it right, I get it right, people) if brain transplants are possible, and he said no.

But what he obviously meant was “not yet, give it five years.” Right, Dr. Sporns? (Okay, how much do you love saying the name Olaf Sporns? Just say it. Olaf Sporns. LOVE IT. And love you, too, Dr. Sporns.)

Anyway, it’s that time again! I see that I have to address some rumors that are flying around the Internet about me/my books/movies of my books. So, without further ado, here goes:

Rumor #1:
Disney is currently holding auditions for AVALON HIGH: THE MOVIE

Answer:
This rumor is FALSE. Numerous web pages such as this one linking to credible looking industry sites claim that Disney is holding a casting call for AVALON HIGH: THE MOVIE. I have received many excited emails from actors and actresses and even agents asking for more details. Here is the truth straight from the producer himself:

“THERE IS NO CASTING CALL FOR THIS MOVIE. We are awaiting the first draft of the script by the new writer. We are not in prep on the show yet.”

This casting call is a vile RUMOR. Please disregard.

Rumor #2:
There is a Meg Cabot sanctioned Michael Moscovitz online profile on which he professes to still love Mia.

Answer:
This rumor is FALSE. There are no online profiles of Michael Moscovitz created by nor sanctioned by me that profess any such thing. If you see one, it is fan-created. Neither Michael Moscovitz nor JP Abernathy-Reynolds is the type to profess his feelings for Mia on the Internet for the world (or Mia) to see. That is just ick and something neither character would ever, ever do.

Rumor #3
The book Holiday Princess will be available in paperback this holiday season.

Answer:
This rumor is TRUE. This book is available now in paperback for only $6.99!

Perfect for a stocking stuffer or Hanukkah gift.

Those are all the rumors we have time to address right now because I am at the Monroe County Public Library about to meet He Who Shall Not Be Named In This Blog for dinner before I go give a little talk tonight at my old dorm, the Collins Living Learning Center (open to Collins residents only—they invited me).

Stay tuned for my next entry when we’ll try to address more pressing rumors, such as, “Is It True Meg Writes a Book a Month?” and, “Is It True Haagen Dazs Discontinued Meg’s Favorite Flavor Of Ice Cream?” (Answers: No and Yes, sadly)


RIP Macadamia Nut Brittle

More Later.

Much love,

Meg