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DC Comics, Black Canary and Me!

By janey,

Black Canary

I’ve been keeping a secret for months – which has been SO HARD! You know I love gossip and even more, I LOVE TALKING!

Well, now I can finally tell you all about it!

DC Comics, the home of Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman, will be creating two imprints for Young Readers! DC Ink will be for YA readers and DC Zoom will target middle-grade readers from 7-15 years old. I’ve been invited to author a graphic novel featuring the character Black Canary for DC Zoom (when I say invited, I mean I campaigned for this project for months. I LOVE BLACK CANARY, and I wanted her to have her own book for younger readers).

You may be familiar with Black Canary from the CW show Arrow. In my book, Black Canary Ignite, you’ll get to meet teenage Dinah Lance as she first discovers her powers, and then her place in the world of Gotham City.

(ART TO BE REVEALED LATER!!!)

I can’t divulge any more details about Black Canary Ignite but I can tell you that the reason I love Dinah so much is because I’ve always felt she’s a bit like me – really loud, usually breaking stuff, but with a huge, huge heart.

Can you imagine poor Dinah in middle school, before she learned to control her powers? Trying out for the cheerleading team? Or CHOIR???? I was told by my middle school principal that I was the loudest student IN THE WHOLE SCHOOL.

If this happened to me, what do you think happens to poor Dinah???

Black Canary Ignite doesn’t have a publication date yet. While you wait, lovers of manga should check out the sequels I did to Avalon High which tell the story of King Arthur reincarnated as a high school student (as graphic novels). Middle Grade readers will enjoy From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess, a Princess Diaries series which I wrote and illustrated! (I will NOT be illustrating Black Canary Ignite! Another artist will be doing this!)

I’ll be at ALA Midwinter at the following events talking about Black Canary and joining the #DCFamily!

February 9, 2018

February 10, 2018

  • Pop Top Stage, Middle of aisle 600 (2PM-2:50PM MT)
  • Book Buzz Theater Exhibit Hall (4PM-4:45PM MT)

Stay tuned for details about my collaboration with DC Zoom on Facebook and Twitter as well as announcements of more upcoming books for ADULT READERS!

As always, thanks for reading – YOU GUYS ROCK!

More later.

Much love,

Meg

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Happy Holidays!

By janey,

Happy Holidays!

It’s that time of year again! I’ll be spending the holidays here in Key West with friends and family, experimenting with new recipes that I’ll try to share with you on Twitter/FB/ and Instagram (I can’t guarantee they’ll be any good, but they’ll be SUPEREASY)!

Speaking of supereasy, have you, like me, not even started your holiday shopping yet?

Then here’s a supereasy and practically FREE gift idea for the book lovers in your life:

Send a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) to my PO Box (address below), and I’ll return it to you filled with the autographed bookplates (indicate how many you’d like, and if you’d like them personalized), bookmarks and postcards pictured here (jewelry not included)!

Send the SASE to:
Meg Cabot
P.O. Box 4904
Key West, FL 33041-4904

Send your SASE now (RIGHT NOW) so it can be sent back to you in time for the holidays, and so that you can then give the enclosed items to your friends/loved ones!

For a guide on which of my books are appropriate for which age range, click here.

If you’re like me, you’re so late on your gift-giving that whatever you order now will have to be a New Year’s Gift: THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS!

Since most of us can agree that 2017 has been kind of on the crappy side, honoring the birth of 2018 with gifts seems TOTALLY appropriate to me.

And I’ll have LOTS gifts for you in 2018: Look for an announcement in February 2018 about brand NEW books from me coming in 2018-2019! 

(This is just a random “party” video from a movie I like. SisQo, Vitamin C and the cast of the movie Get Over It are in no way affiliated with my February announcement.)

I can’t tell you about the details now (except for Middle School Princess #4, Royal Crown, due out in Summer 2018), but at ALA Midwinter in Denver I’ll have some fun news to share (insert heart emoji which I do not know how to do on this platform)!

Anyway I hope you all have a very happy and safe holiday season! Eat some good food and read some good books!

More later.

Much love,

Meg

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It’s Here!

By meggin,

5445035573_d9721470d0Abandon is in US (and Canadian) stores now (officially on sale Tuesday, April 26)!

I’m really excited about the publication of this book (and not just because it’s always exciting to have a book published. It’s exciting just to finish writing a book, let alone get it published)!

But there are a couple of reasons that I’m particularly excited about Abandon.

Yes, like the very nice April 26th review in the New York Journal of Books says, Abandon “puts a new spin on the Greek myth of Persephone. . . .” … Continue reading

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The Princess Thing

By meggin,

I went to see Tangled this weekend! It was really fun, but of course with the holidays and everything, it got me reflecting on “the princess thing.” Now that I have nieces and a lot of friends who have daughters, I’m always hearing about “the princess thing” from someone.

“Please don’t get my daughter any princess stuff for Christmas. We’re not doing the princess thing in my house. No offense!” (FYI, if you have to say “no offense” to someone, you have already offended them.) “I just don’t want her thinking that some prince is going to come rescue her.”

I don’t know where these people have been, but princesses have been rescuing themselves in fiction for quite some time now.
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Combating the Crazies

By meggin,

First everything sucked. Now everything’s crazy!

Case in point:

Every time you turn on the news, there is some story about how at the airports, they want you to go through one of those X-ray scanners that take a picture of your naked bits!

In my opinion, the fact that there might be a nude photo of me (especially an EXTREMELY UNFLATTERING ONE) floating around out there, possibly even being shown on the national news by my boyfriend Brian Williams, means that the terrorists have won. … Continue reading

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New Avalon High Trailer, New Mediator Covers, New Everything!

By meggin,

All my husband wanted for his birthday was to relax, so we embarked on a quest to make that happen.

But it’s super hard to relax when so much exciting stuff is going on. You know what I’m talking about: Bristol Palin on Dancing with the Stars. Someone finally figuring out an easy way to clean feet. This funny book, which has a hilarious title, and an even more hilarious cover (the insides are pretty hilarious, too).

But THERE IS SO MUCH MORE.

Like that Disney Channel released the Avalon High movie trailer. … Continue reading

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Johnny Has Feelings

By janey,

So while I was busy not keeping my promise to blog every day (ha, THAT was stupid) some stuff went on. Here’s what:

I saw the movie The Ghost Writer, in which very bad things happen to not one, but TWO writers who are hired to write ghost write a politician’s memoirs. Though I’m not a ghost writer, I could relate, especially to the part where the writer has two weeks to finish the book. I decided it would behoove me to follow his example (not the part where he tries to solve the murder of the former writer) and try to finish the book I have due. Which should explain my lack of blogging. … Continue reading

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Grandmas Have Taken Charge

By meggin,

He Who Shall Not Be Named In This Blog took me to see Killers the other night. (I’ve been feeling a little down about the oil. Who hasn’t been? It’s not here yet in Key West, but according to this map, it’s coming eventually).

To my surprise, I left the movies feeling less horrible, which means Killers did its job.

I was even more surprised when we walked past our local coffeehouse and found it packed (at 10PM at night).

Then I saw the sign:

Keys Oil Spill Crisis Response Task Force

I peeked in and realized that, as usual, everyone had forgotten about a VERY powerful group of people who don’t speak up very often (except when you forget to call).

A group who, like Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes, think “Gaga” is just something babies say, and that Justin Beiber would be so much better looking if he just got his hair out of his eyes. … Continue reading

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Q and A

By meggin,

I’ve been getting tons of questions recently—everything from “Should I go to the prom even though prom sucks?” to “Does my liking Taylor Swift make me not a feminist?” to “Can I get a copy of your new book Insatiable to review for my book site?” to “Is it true that blond girl from Life Unexpected is going to star in the Disney Channel movie of Avalon High?”

So here’s an all Question and Answer post to answer everyone at once! … Continue reading

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LA Times Festival of Books/TMZ/Girl Gothic

By meggin,

I’m having the best time on my book tour in SoCal (even if I did bring three bathing suits and it’s been too cold so far to go outside in them).

But today was the first day of the LA Times Book Festival . . . and it was warm enough for kids to sprawl on the green grass of the UCLA campus and lose themselves in a good book (which I saw kids doing everywhere I looked)!

Heavenly. … Continue reading

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Best Movie Of All Time, Oscar Edition!

By meggin,

How many of the 10 nominees for Best Picture have you seen this year?

I’ve seen nine out of ten (that’s because I belong to the Screenwriters Guild, so I get sent some of the DVDs for the best original and adapted screenplay category).

Which movies did I vote for? Well… … Continue reading

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