Hello! It’s me, Meg Cabot, reporting live from the rapture in Key West, Florida (probably the most sinful place in the world outside of Las Vegas and of course the entire state of Indiana). I’m home from Orlando and Canada, and about to leave for my signings next week in NEW YORK CITY!
(I’m kind of mad because I was looking forward to the dead rising up from their graves, but since I live 2 blocks from the Key West cemetery, I can personally attest to the fact that so far NO ONE is rapturing and I’ve seen 0 dead bodies rising from graves).
But since cults tend to be wrong about this kind of thing all the time (why do people keep giving cults their money? Tell all your cultist friends to spend their money on books! Also bidding on tea with me at the Plaza for diabetes research!) I was sort of prepared for this and made up this list ahead of time of super fun stuff for you to do today instead of look at dead people rising from graves or die in a lake of fire:
First, you can read the amazing review Abandon got in the Sunday New York Times:
“There’s nothing like coming back from the dead to ruin a girl’s life. . . .” (And that’s just the first line! Honest. I’m not making it up! Click here to read more . . . if you dare! Cuz “death’s just getting started. . . .” I swear it says that. And this way before this rapture thing ever even got started. It’s like I’m psychic or something. Well, obviously I am.)
Second, I finally have a cover for Overbite (my July 5th adult paranormal release, the sequel to last year’s bestselling Insatiable) to show you! (Not to mention, the brand new cover for the paperback of Insatiable!) … Continue reading
It’s finally here! Premiere night for the movie based on my book, Avalon High!
And the best part is, this isn’t some snobby premiere out in Hollywood that only the stars are invited to . . . it’s a premiere we can ALL go to, right in our living rooms!
Because it’s on Disney Channel, which we all get (well, unless you don’t have cable or you live in some country that doesn’t have Disney Channel, in which case, I’m sorry! But I’m sure the movie will come out soon where you live)!
So let’s get together for our premiere party on Twitter! I’ll be live-Tweeting my thoughts on the movie (No! I’ve never seen it!), and you can Tweet back yours (I’ll also be on Facebook!) all night! Join me on Twitter or my Facebook page, or both! Be there at eight sharp! You don’t have to dress up, but do try to have popcorn.
It’s He Who Shall Not Be Named In This Blog’s birthday next week, and he says all he wants for the big day is for me to relax.
Apparently, my lying on the couch watching a ten-hour Say Yes To The Dress marathon does not count as “relaxing.” This, HWSNBNITB says, is “re-energizing.” Much in the way a golden lioness re-energizes before the next day’s hunt, when she will eviscerate yet another gazelle on which the pride will gorge themselves.
I’m not sure I understand this analogy, but I do know this: I prefer relaxed animals to relaxed people. Because while relaxed puppies are cute, people who wobble around wearing no pants (like Ziggy) are kind of weird. … Continue reading
Like every woman in America this week I had to go see the movie of Eat Pray Love. I will admit I had a little bit of a hard time getting into the book (it’s not my fault. I only have one ovary) but I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, especially the food parts and the part with the elephant (although word of warning to everyone with one or less ovary: don’t get your hopes up that the elephant tramples anyone).
He Who Shall Not Be Not Named In This Blog did not accompany me to this movie, even though, although he has no ovaries, he would have liked it. He loves romances (and looks a bit like an even scruffier version of Javier Bardem, if such a thing is possible. I personally enjoyed this part of the movie best), especially the collected works of Nicholas Sparks, which is why we made an agreement long ago that he wouldn’t read my books, a pact that has served us well. … Continue reading
Okay, so I’m definitely no Christiane Amanpour because I’m finally home and I know I did a horrible job of reporting from the front lines (except for the occasional Tweet/Facebook update). Which sucks because there’s so much I meant to tell you guys (especially those of you who want to be writers).
But don’t worry. I kept notes so I wouldn’t forget!
Like during my “Chat With” that I gave during the conference: To the person who asked, “What do we do about the fact that some agents don’t seem to want to hear the words chick lit?”
There’s a reason why books by authors like Janet Evanovich, Sarah Dessen, Jennifer Weiner, Sophie Kinsella, and Candace Bushnell continue to sell so well! These women write books with strong female characters who have heart, and with whom all readers can identify. So the problem obviously isn’t with the genre: it’s with people who dismiss it based on what it’s called.
I can’t believe it’s less than three weeks until Insatiable comes out! I’m super excited about it.
Because in times like these—when volcanic ash is spewing all over one part of the world, and oil is gushing up from the ocean in another, and we’re apparently going to be without new episodes of Law and Order (at least, the non-SVU kind) for the first time in 20 years—what we need is fun, pure and simple.
And what’s more fun than a super hilarious spoof of your own book, in book trailer form? … Continue reading
As we gear up for Oscar night (I’ve seen 8 of the 10 Best Picture nominees, and am about to see #9! How about you? Best Movie Ever, Oscar Edition, coming to this blog soon!), I just got movie news of my very own. Read it here first…