Spring! Contests! New Books!

April 17th, 2015

Spring is here!

I know because these have arrived . . . .

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Oops, no, not those.  Silly me.  I meant these:

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Advanced reader copies of Princess Diaries #11, Royal Wedding, and From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess!

I’m so excited it’s finally here…the 15th Birthday of the publication of The Princess Diaries series, and with it, the first ever ADULT book in the series, and the first ever middle grade book about a whole new princess, for a whole new generation of readers!

If you want a chance to win free copies of these ARCS, enter here by May 1! Or here by April 25!

MSP_GirlsWorld_Contest_v2[2] copyThere’s an even more sensational contest happening here, where you can win not only books, but a $2500 makeover for your bedroom fit for a royal!  (You have to be under 14 in order to enter, so sorry, Mom, you’re disqualified…also you can’t be related to me, I already checked).

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We’re also giving away official Olivia Grace tiaras like the one pictured left (only limited supplies were made). Click here (especially if you’re an international reader…this one is open to you, too.  I wish ALL of these contests were open to international readers, but it is very difficult to send bedroom sets overseas. We even have problems getting ARCs to readers overseas).

 

But never fear if you don’t win any of these contests! Because there’s a 100% guaranteed way you can get your hands on copies of these books:

Buy the finished, actually edited versions!

From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess will be available on May 19, and Royal Wedding will be available June 2!

(Please click on those links above for ordering info, and also to visit the beautifully designed web pages we’ve been working so hard on.)


UK Readers

Check out these gorgeous UK covers:

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Middle School Princess (available in the UK May 21)!

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Royal Wedding (available in the UK July 2)!

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Have you ever seen anything as cute? Besides the many cat videos I post on my Twitter and FB pages, of course.

As more international covers (and contests) come in, I’ll post them! I know the books will be available in Brazil, France, Japan, Hungary, and many other countries SOON!


In the meantime, even though I know authors aren’t supposed to read reviews (terrible things can happen if we do), sometimes my agent and editors forward them to me, and I cannot stop myself.  

That’s how I know Kirkus Books says:

From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess is “a sweet fantasy, both funny and highly satisfying.” Kirkus went on to give Royal Wedding one of their rare stars, saying “this funny, heartwarming story is royally perfect from start to finish.”

Then Booklist was sweet enough to call Royal Wedding a:

“whirlwind of jaw-dropping, hilarious, and occasionally touching events. Original fans of the series, now adults themselves, will be thrilled with this, but it will be enjoyable for those on either side of Cabot’s extensive fan base.”

Just when I thought it couldn’t get better, Publishers Weekly declared that:

From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess is both amusing and entertaining, and Royal Wedding is “pure fun,” going on to say, “Readers who first discovered Cabot’s Princess books as teens will enjoy seeing Mia and Michael all grown up, and new readers will enjoy this sweet contemporary tale. Since this is being billed as the final book in the series, one hopes that Cabot will reconsider and write more of Mia and Michael’s story . . . .”

I have to admit right now I’m hard at work at the moment on sequels of another kind:

  • The next installment of the Olivia Grace, Middle School Princess series (which will be out next year)!
  • A new “Boy” book (this time with TEXTING).
  • Revisions for the 7th Mediator novel, Remembrance (which will be available February 14, 2016).

Hard at work, that is, when a certain someone will allow it:

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(I know my office looks like something out of a hospital ward, but I write in bed, and writing is thirsty work.)

But I’m certainly considering PW‘s advice about some new works featuring Mia and Michael (now that they’ve put it into my head).


In the meantime, I’m also recovering from the massive cold I acquired during our trip last month to Italy (He Who Shall Not Be Named In This Blog and I just celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary there)!

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Just one of our many His and Hers Lunch in Italy. I had no problem finding gluten-free food there!

I also visited the Bologna Book Fair for the first time last month.  Perhaps you read about it in PW? I threw a big 15th Anniversary dinner for The Princess Diaries to thank all of the series’ foreign publishers for their support over the years!  It was so fun.

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Meg with a certain editor at a certain Brazilian publisher

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The MacMillan Middle School Princess party in Bologna!

I’m so excited to continue my tour for Royal Wedding and From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess next month. I’ll post the exact times/places I’ll be visiting as soon as I have a final itinerary, but here’s a sneak peek at my  schedule so far.

Meanwhile, I have to get back to work so I can finish up all of these new books before I hit the road!

But I can’t resist posting one last contest: Click here to register to win this matted 8 1/2 x 11 portrait I drew (medium: pencil) of the artist (ME!) pouring Ball-Gown-In-A-Box on Cinderella so she can go to the ball and charm the socks off everybody.  All funds for the portrait go to raise money for literacy!

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Good luck! And as always, thanks for reading.

More later.

Much love,

Meg