Tonight is the Night….

January 9th, 2009

…of my big New York Public Library signing!

If you’ve seen the Sex and the City movie (or any movie about New York City which featured the big library with the giant stone lions outside), you know where my signing tonight is going to be, so even if you can’t be there, you can picture it in your head.

It’s going to be so fun! Austin Scarlett from Project Runway (he was also on an episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County, because he’s designing wedding gowns as creative director for Kenneth Pool now, and he made one for Lauri!) is going to help me introduce the tiaras from the auction to the audience (many of the designers are going to be there tonight!), and the Switchblade Kittens are going to play the songs from their new album, “Rebel Princess,” for the first time EVER (in public).

(I’ve had a sneak peek of some of the songs, and they are FANTASTIC. Some of my favorites are “Brown Eyed Boy” and “Size 12 Is Not Fat.”

And then, of course, I’m going to talk about how sad it is, bidding adieu to Princess Mia…although she hasn’t really gone anywhere since, as we all know, she won’t stop updating her blog.

It’s been such an exciting (if exhausting) week here in the city! I’ve been going a bit crazy not having Internet in my apartment (and let me tell you, you CANNOT find a seat in a Starbucks here in the city these days), but I’ve had fun doing TV and radio satellite interviews, and checking out the interviews I’ve done with some of my favorite librarian bloggers, when I’ve actually found some wi-fi to log onto…like this one with Librarilly Blonde (I love her)!

And there’ve been so many other non-librarian bloggers whose reviews of the last Princess Diaries book have actually made my eyes tear up a little! Like this great one from Teen Book Review.

And this super sweet one from Yathenaeum.

And this one from Compulsive Reader!

It’s all almost just too much for me. I’m kind of glad there’s no Internet in my apartment, because if there were, I’d be walking around crying all the time from the sweet reviews everyone is posting about Forever Princess. This one from YA Edge practically made me bawl!

I can’t thank everyone enough for being so supportive of Princess Mia all these years. And to those of you who have read the book and written letters to me expressing similar sentiments (and I know there are hundreds of you, because I opened my meg@megcabot.com mail for few minutes before it crashed–CURSE YOU TIME WARNER CABLE–and your lovely compliments came pouring in), THANK YOU SO MUCH! Mia and I are overwhelmed and can only hope to return your kindness by paying it forward in the form of donating our advance and royalties from Ransom My Heart to Greenpeace, who are trying to save our planet and ALL the creatures who live on it.

And of course by writing more books in the future to entertain you (well, I don’t know about Mia).

And to those of you who DON’T have the book yet, because it isn’t out in your country (yes, I know, I’ve seen your notes as well), don’t worry…it’s coming soon! I’ll try to find out an estimated date of arrival and post when I know it.

In the meantime, check out these fun “deleted scenes” from Forever Princess that Seventeen Magazine has posted on their website here (Warning: PG 13 Content and mild spoilers!)

See you tonight (hopefully) or tomorrow at the signing in Long Island (get there early…I hear it’s going to snow)!

More later.

Much love,

Meg