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BEA, Book Con, Bridal Boot Camp, And Royal Baby!

So much is going on that I don’t even know where to begin: New royal baby (in no way affects my life but: HOW CUTE)! New books! Book Cons! I guess I’ll just dive in….

So obviously we all know there’s a new royal baby, Prince Harry and Meghan’s son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. YAY for good news for a change!

OMG HOW CUTE

Next, I have new books coming out!

OMG HOW CUTE

The first debuts on May 28! Bridal Boot Camp is only a novella, and only available as a 99 cent e-book, but IMHO it’s a fun and sexy little introduction to the island of Little Bridge, which is also the setting for No Judgments, my new novel-length adult book coming out next fall (it even features a few of the same characters)!

Please check it out! For 99 cents, can you really go wrong??? (Pssst – There is sex in this book! That nine year old girl I met in France who complained that there wasn’t any sex in the Allie Finkle books will LOVE THIS!)

And if by the end of Bridal Boot Camp, you miss Little Bridge, don’t worry. No Judgments will be out in print AND electronically on September 24!

And for those of you who want to read something with no sex in it, my graphic novel, illustrated by Cara McGee, will be out in October. It doesn’t even have kissing in it. But it does have a young girl kicking butt!

Finally, I’m going to be doing A LOT of  appearances in the next couple of months, but mostly only at conferences.  I’ll be at BEA and Book Con NYC this month, as well as ALA in Washington DC next month. I’ll even be peeking in at ABA in Pittsburgh! And I will DEFINITELY be at RWA in NYC in July!

(Bonus points to you if you have no idea what any of those letters means.)

While I don’t have my full schedule yet, here’s a breakdown of some of the events I’m pretty sure I’ll be attending this month, in case you’ll be at any of these conferences, too. I’d love to see you!

Book Expo America, NYC

Wednesday, May 29th

12:00-1:00pm – DC booth signing

Thursday, May 30th

11:00am-12:00pm – Autographing area signing for free Black Canary galleys! (ticketed event)

Friday, May 31st

11:15-11:50am—DC Publisher Showcase panel

1:00 – 2:00 PM — AUTOGRAPHING AREA SIGNING Table: 12

No Judgments free galleys (William Morrow Paperbacks) – Ticketed event

 

BOOK CON, NYC

Saturday, June 1

4:30-5:30 – River Pavilion

Book Club Author Meet and Greet By Book Club Girl– Harper Morrow

Meet Authors Christina Baker Kline, Meg Cabot, Joshilyn Jackson, Jean Kwok, and more – over delicious treats and libations. Each attendee will receive a special gift bag filled with a variety of books and exclusive Advance Reader’s Editions of great book club reads, Book Club Girl swag, and more.

This event is ticketed. Click here for more info

Sunday, June 2nd

10:45 – 12:00 PM         VIP SIGNING 

Javits Center, River Pavillion

Authors: Meg Cabot, No Judgments (William Morrow Paperbacks) and Sarah MacLean, Brazen and the Beast (Avon)

1:15 –2:00 PM         WHEN MILLENNIALS MET ROMANCE: THE ROM COM PHENOM panel 

Javitz Center, Room 1E16

Moderator: Meg Cabot. Panelists: Tessa Bailey, Mia Sosa, Alexis Daria, Jasmine Guillory, Abby Jimenez, Amanda Heger

Boy Meets Girl…meets Millennials!  The Coffee-Meets-Bagel generation are a surprisingly romantic bunch: having grown up on Young Adult during that genre’s formative years, they actively searching out, inclusive stories that mix real-life scenarios with a hint of sexiness and an overwhelming sense of optimism.  It’s the rom-com phenom!  Join Meg Cabot in an enthusiastic discussion with popular contemporary authors Tessa Bailey, Alexis Daria, Jasmine Guillory, Amanda Heger, Abby Jiminez and Mia Sosa. Panelists will explore how the genre is embracing the diverse reads movement; what topics are hot (or not); why size (aka format) matters; how word-of-mouth and book advocacy is bringing more and more readers to the rom-com party…and what all this means for the future of Romance!

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2:15 – 3:15                     AUTOGRAPHING AREA SIGNING (William Morrow)

Meg Cabot, NO Judgments

Autographing Area – Table #2

Selling backlist, taking preorders, and OF COURSE, signing books from home

 

If you’re asking yourself, “OMG Meg, aren’t you really old now, how will you even have the stamina to do all of this at your advancing age?” I thank you for your concern, and assure you that I will be well taken care of between events by an amazing team of publicists and bartenders.

And if you’re asking yourself, “OMG Meg, when are you coming to my town?” don’t worry, I’ll be on book tour (hopefully in your area) in October and November!

Meantime, I hope all of you are having a great graduation and prom season, and reading lots of amazing books. Until we meet again, remember to be safe, be happy, and above all, be yourself!

More later.

Much love,

Meg