Official Book/Trailer Release!

September 25th, 2013

It’s here! The new Heather Wells mystery, The Bride Wore Size 12, is in stores (and available as an e-book) in the US and Canada now!

And you know what that means:

Not only is justice once again being served by fiesty former teen popstar (turned assistant resident hall manager and soon-to-be bride) Heather Wells, but there’s also a new book trailer of her singing a never-before-released hit song (“Diamonds and Chains,” also known as The Bride Wore Size 12). Check it out here:

Here are the answers to your questions :

Q: Who wrote “Diamonds and Chains”?

A: Heather Wells!

(With a little help from Meg Cabot, who had inspiration from the extraordinary marital musical team of Ann Larson and Michael Sohn—although writing song lyrics is not their day job . . . they’re professors!— with tweakage by Brady Hall. Brady also wrote the entire tune, played all the instruments, and produced and directed the video.

Q: Who sang the song?

A: A beautifully voiced angel sent from heaven to dazzle our ears.

Q: Who is that girl in the video?

A: Another angel put on this earth to entertain and delight us.

Q:Is she a size 12?

A: In her photos, the angel looked Heather Wells-size. On film day, it would have been as unfair to fire her for not being size 12 enough as it would have been to fire a different actress for not being a size 2. The whole point of the Heather Wells series (besides the fact that they are romantically and comically suspenseful mysteries), is that the heroine has come to love herself (and be loved by others) exactly the way she is.

One of my strongest desires is that all women and girls (and boys too!) learn to love themselves no matter what their size. I know my readers want the same thing.

Q: Meg, why didn’t you star in the video yourself?

I’m so flattered that you think I could play a 30-year-old blond popstar! But I like to leave this kind of work to the professionals, and reserve my energies for other things, which in this case meant getting ready for my Bride Wore Size 12 book tour, which has been AMAZING so far. Meeting readers never gets old.

This time I’ve also gotten to meet many cool authors, including Sharon Draper (I’ve met her before, actually, but she gets better every time) and Lauren Myracle (who I was sure I HAD met before, but I hadn’t) at the Brooklyn Book Festival.

I’ve also gotten to take a lot of photos with my Heather and Cooper wedding figurine from the book cover. They are accompanying me on my tour (until I or a TSA agent accidentally break their heads off).

If you’d like YOUR photo taken with Heather and Cooper (or with me, or you merely wish to get your copy of The Bride Wore Size 12 signed, or you wish to listen to me give my little talk which sometimes even includes a Power Point presentation, when I can get it to work), you can still see me at the following stops this week and weekend:

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
7:00 PM
BARNES & NOBLE
3225 W 69th St
Edina, MN 55435

Barnes & Noble

Thursday, September 26, 2013
7:00 PM
LAKE FOREST BOOKSTORE
Adlai Stevenson High School, West Auditorium
One Stevenson Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

A Vernon Area Library Event

Registration Required, please call 224-543-1484
Sponsored by Lake Forest Bookstore

Friday, September 27, 2013
BALTIMORE BOOK FESTIVAL
10 E. Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 21202

Baltimore Book Festival

6:00PM CHOCOLATE AND ROMANCE
**Authors: Meg Cabot, Christi Barth, Robin Covington, Laura Kaye, Christie Kelley, Eliza Knight
Maryland Romance Writers Tent

Sunday, September 29, 2013
BALTIMORE BOOK FESTIVAL
10 E. Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 21202

Baltimore Book Festival

5:00PM BOOK GROUP WITH MEG CABOT AND JENNIFER ARMENTROUT

After my tour, I’ll be taking off with He Who Shall Not Be Named In This Blog, my mom, her boyfriend (some of you might remember him from such books as The Princess Diaries), his daughter and her husband, my brother and his wife for Paris, France. Then we’ll be heading on to Provence, so my mom can live her birthday dream of visiting Provence.

Don’t worry about Slutty-McSlut-Slut-A-Lot being alone at this time, though, we have a live-in professional cat sitter moving in while we’re gone who is trained in krav maga and will not be brooking any shenanigans from her.

Don’t forget: There will be special updates from Heather and Cooper while they’re on their honeymoon in Europe! Look for postings from them on Instagram throughout the month of October and also possibly coming soon as they cannot be controlled or kept in one country.

Okay, I could post links to all the freaking FANTASTIC reviews many of you bloggers have been giving to The Bride Wore Size 12 which I truly appreciate and will definitely be re-tweeting, but my plane is landing in MINNESOTA so instead I’m only going to say can’t wait to see you and:

Be safe!

Be happy!

And most of all

BE YOURSELF!

More later.

Much love,

Meg