The Royal Wedding Day is Here!

June 20th, 2015

Today is the official wedding day of Mia and Michael (according to the royal invitation in Princess Diaries #11, Royal Wedding).

To celebrate, I’m drinking trying to be a little kinder to everyone I know (including myself).  As Mia mentions in the book, the reason people love weddings (and brides) so much is because they’re symbols of hopefulness in a world that sometimes seems filled with sadness and despair.

So here’s a link to Mia and Michael’s Wedding Play List. Dance along with me and all the other wedding guests as I update you on all the crazy things that have been going on, and hopefully, in doing so, spread a little cheer along the way!

 

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I had a blast seeing so many of you on my book tour, from the RT Booklovers Convention in Dallas, TX, where I made new friends…

 

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…and caught up with old ones….

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…to Columbia, SC, where I did the first of my many dramatic readings from the new books…

 

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…to the most amazing middle school in Illinois where Beth Stephens, the kindest librarian EVER, made me a Princess Olivia necklace and MEG CABOT BOOK CHOCOLATES (most of which I ate before I could photograph their splendor)…

 

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…to BookCon in NYC where I met a ton of new fans (and got re-acquainted with a few I’ve known and loved for a while)!

 

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…and even ended up sitting next to Nick Offerman from Parks and Rec….

 

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And so many places in between!

 

All of you managed to put Royal Wedding on both the USA Today AND New York Times bestseller lists, as well as introduce a whole new generation of readers to a brand new Genovian princess. I can’t thank you enough! You’re ALL princesses (and princes) of Genovia!

Image(This photo courtesy of Buzzfeed, which gif’d me, then quizzed me. If you don’t know what I mean, click on the links.)

If Royal Wedding and Notebooks haven’t come to your country yet, don’t worry, they’ll be there soon.  Here’s the latest on release dates (with more coming soon):

July 2, 2015 (UK/Aus/NZ)

August/September 2105 (France)

October 2015 (Brazil)

December 2015 (Indonesia)

Spring 2016 (Japan)

Spring 2016 (Czech)

 

Starting next month, the entire Princess Diaries series will also be re-released in the UK, with these fab new covers and a new introduction by me!

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And though I’m home now (after a month away.  HWSNBNITB’s cat has been giving me the evil eye since she really enjoyed having him all to herself while I was gone ), happily for the cat, I’ll be in many other places (and countries) soon!

Come see me at 7PM on July 1 at Books and Books in Coral Gables, FL. This event will also be LIVE STREAMED so even if you don’t live in the area, you can drop by via the WONDER OF THE INTERNET.  Check my Twitter/FB feed for updates, and click here often to find out when/where I’ll visiting somewhere close to you (either live or online).

 

Image 1(This amazing photo is by Kathryn Wirsing, the photographer for this “Get That Life” Cosmo interview by Heather Wood Rudolph)

 

In the meantime, tons of you have been asking if the Princess Diaries 3 movie rumors are true. Sadly, I can’t comment except to say I think it would be great if it happened, because the world needs more movies/stories with strong female role models. (Speaking of which, go see the movie Spy starring Melissa McCarthy!) Until then, we’ll just have to wait and see.

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The same answer goes for whether or not there’ll be a sequel to Royal Wedding. I’d love to do one, but right now I’m working on a new middle grade book featuring Princess Olivia–Royal Disaster–that will be out next summer! All of the characters from the first Notebook will be in the 2nd….as well as a certain royal bride:

 

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And as you know, Remembrance, Mediator 7, will be out 2/14/2016.  As I’m also working on a new book told entirely in texts and emails (a stand alone, but part of the Boy series), I’m pretty busy on the book-writing front!

 

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Here’s the official book trailer for Royal Wedding to tide us all over for now.  Please notice how much it features Lars, which I love!

My undying thanks as always to the very kind Brady Hall for making such a hilariously great video!

Okay, have a fantastic Royal Wedding day. And remember:

EVERY DAY can be Royal Wedding day if we’d all just be a little kind to someone who needs it.  And don’t forget to include yourself in that category!

More later.

Much love,

Meg