Meg Cabot is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Princess Diaries series. Born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana, Meg also lived in Grenoble, France, and Carmel, California, before moving to New York City after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Indiana University. She is the author of numerous books for adults and children, including five #1 New York Times bestsellers. Over 25 million copies of her books have been sold worldwide. Meg Cabot currently lives in Key West with her husband and cat.
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Book Title: From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess
On May 19, 2015, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group is pleased to publish From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess by Meg Cabot. In this new middle-grade series, Cabot will take readers back to the world of her beloved Princess Diaries series, this time through the illustrated diaries of a spunky new heroine, Olivia Grace, who happens to be the long-lost half sister of Princess Mia Thermopolis. From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess will mark the first time Meg Cabot has illustrated her own work.
Olivia Grace Clarisse Harrison has always known she was different. Brought up by her aunt’s family in New Jersey, book-and-music-loving Olivia feels out of place in their life of high fashion and fancy cars. But she never could have imagined how out of place she really was until Mia Thermopolis, Princess of Genovia, pops into her school and announces that Olivia is her long-lost sister. Olivia is a princess. A dream come true, right? But it turns out princesses have problems too.
“I am so pleased to return to the world of the Princess Diaries, but with a new character for a younger audience,” Cabot said. “Olivia Grace has a mixed-race background and that has special resonance for me and my family. I hope readers will be intrigued and enchanted.”