Frequently Asked Questions – About Meg Cabot
If you like writing so much, why did you study art and not writing?
Because a random guy I met at a party I went to in high school told me not to study creative writing because in his opinion studying creative writing as a major sucks the love of writing out of you (he was a creative writing major, so he said he would know). I did not want the love of writing sucked out of me, so I followed his advice (however, I did take a few creative writing workshops at IU and I enjoyed them very much). Instead, I had the love of art sucked out of me. Years later I met that guy from the party again in New York City where I moved after college to be an illustrator, and we got married.
When I first started writing professionally, I wrote for three different publishers, and so had two pen names (Jenny and Patricia). Now all of my books are written under the same name, my real name, Meg Cabot.