A lot of people want to know why Princess Diaries 9 (click here for a sneak peek) isn’t coming out until AFTER Hannukah and Christmas.
Well, that’s easy…my publishers know what you’re getting from your grandparents: Money and gift cards!
And they’re hoping on December 26, you’re going to spend it on books (not just mine: a lot of good books come out that day, like Libba Bray’s The Sweet Far Thing. I know I can’t wait to find out what happens between Gemma and Kartik).
So that’s why they wait to bring out books AFTER the holidays. Except of course for books that are specifically holiday-themed, such as:
Sure to be a holiday favorite in any home with young boys.
If you want to give the gift of a Meg Cabot book for the holidays, and you would like an autographed bookplate to put inside of it (plus fun bookmarks and flyers and postcards etc), now is the time you should be sending your self-addressed stamped envelope to my PO Box, letting me know how many you need. We’ll try to accommodate you as best we can (although it’s getting a bit close to D-Day)!
P.O. Box 4904
Key West, FL 33041-4904
You can also send books themselves to be personalized, too, but please also enclose an envelope with the postage on them for their return. Depending on when/how you sent your item, we can’t guarantee we will get it back to you by Christmas (especially since our holiday workshop shuts down the 20th due to our travel plans), but we’ll try.
In other news, everyone always asks, “Where do you get your ideas?” and “How do you write a novel?” In this video blog entry (for those of you who haven’t seen it yet), I try to address both issues, give a few tips on how to write a novel, and talk about my first novel, ever.