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Anyway, my friend Devan and I drove the hour to Lansing so we could meet the incomparable Meg Cabot. Seriously, I have loved her and her books since probably middle school and have never had the chance to meet her. Friends...she is hilarious and awesome and lovely. If you ever have the chance to attend one of her signings or hear her speak, please do. I love her.
She started by going through a slideshow of her life, basically, and told funny stories about her childhood and life before she became a writer. I had forgotten she wrote romance novels under the name Patricia Cabot, which are now out of print! I kind of want to track one down. As she talked about her books, I kept thinking about how much I loved them, especially The Princess Diaries series, the 1-800-Where-R-You series, the Mediator series, and All American Girl. I'd really like to read the Heather Wells series now, especially after hearing Meg talk about it and how parts of it were based on her old job of working in a college dorm.
After that, she took questions from the audience and I was THRILLED to find out she is writing another Mediator book! I love that series and feel like it doesn't get enough recognition. Read it! And the 1-800 series, another great one.
The signing was after that. I brought 4 Princess Diaries books that I owned, but only had her sign the 2 hardcovers, plus her new book Size 12 and Ready to Rock, which I had to buy to be guaranteed a seat. She could only personalize that one, so my two PD books sadly only have her name and not mine :) What a great evening with one of my favorite authors!