Happy Anniversary!

January 19th, 2015

I can’t believe it, but it’s true. 2015 marks the 15th anniversary of the publication of the first book in The Princess Diaries series!

I know. You were just a baby back then.  So was I!  Look at my rosy cheeks!

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Ha ha ha.  Okay, so that photo totally isn’t from 2000.  I don’t have any digital photos of myself from the year 2000!

As regular readers of this blog know, to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of The Princess Diaries, we’re going to be having all sorts of amazing events, contests, and give-aways leading up to two new books in the series that will be released in a mere 100 hundred days (give or take a few)!

Check it:

In ROYAL WEDDING (Princess Diaries XI), Princess Mia’s planned nuptials to longtime love Michael Moscovitz are in jeopardy when the paparazzi uncover a startling secret.

Find out what that secret is June 2, 2015 in this first ever adult installment of the Princess Diaries!

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But wait . . . there’s more!

In FROM THE NOTEBOOKS OF A MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCESS, you’ll be able to introduce the younger readers in your life to the world of the Princess Diaries (and Genovia) through a fun new heroine – 12 year old Olivia Grace!

Coming on May 19, 2015.

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I totally know what some of you are going to ask now:

“Where can I get an ARC* of these books?”

*An ARC is an “advanced reader copy” of a book that publishers sometimes make from the version of your book called the “uncorrected proof.” Authors try to destroy as many ARCs as possible because who the hell wants copies of their book out there with mistakes in it???? are very thankful for this and only wish they had enough ARCs for everyone!

But if you’re a librarian attending ALA Midwinter in Chicago in February, I’ve been told there will be ARCs there. I will be there, too, because my goal of course is to try to destroy as many copies as possible before my publicist asks, “Meg, why are you standing in that Dumpster?” graciously autograph as many possible.  I can’t wait to see you!

Where else will I be in the coming months attempting to stuff my ARCs into recycling bins before unsuspecting readers can be harmed by them signing ARCs (and of course my books that have actually been proofed)?

Click here to find out!

(Schedule not final! Appearances may be added!)

Meanwhile, don’t forget . . . on February 14, 2016 (I know . . . more than a YEAR from now!) I have a very special Valentine’s Day gift for Mediator fans (and readers everywhere)!  I just want you to be prepared, because it’s going to be HOT.

Until then — for instance, for THIS Valentine’s Day — you know what you can do for yourself?  BESIDES go see the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, which I know you’re all doing, because I’m doing it, too (with a ton of friends and a bottle of wine, of course):

Check out the brand new e-versions of my steamy Patricia Cabot novels which have just been released by MacMillan!

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Yes!  Originally only published in paperback under my pen name “Patricia Cabot” (so my grandmother wouldn’t find out I was writing “naughty books”), these are now available for the first time electronically, everywhere ebooks are sold!

(And FYI, Grandma DID find out! And they turned out to be her favorites!  Who knows, they could turn out to be your favorites, too!)

I would like to thank you Chicagoans (and librarians) in advance for letting me spend my birthday with you!  I also think it was very sweet of you to invite Katy Perry to sing on my birthday. I love her! (Some people say she’s only doing it for the Superbowl but those of us born on February 1 – hi, Princess Stephanie of Monaco! – know the truth – that she’s really doing it for us!)

You guys are the best!  Thanks so much for pitching in to already make 2015 our best year yet!!!! XOXOXOX!!!!

More later.

Much love,

Meg