Meg Cabot was born on 1 February 1967 in Bloomington, Indiana, USA, daughter of Barbara and C. Victor Cabot, a college professor. She also lived in Grenoble, France and Carmel, California (the setting for her bestselling Mediator series) before moving to New York City after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Indiana University.

Meg had never planned on becoming a novelist. She dreamed of being a vet or an actress. She ended up pursuing neither and graduating with a fine arts degree. When she moved to New York City, she landed a job as a freshman dorm assistant manager, which gave her plenty of free time to write. Seven years and a bagful of rejection letters later, her first novel was published in 1998, after almost throwing in the towel. Since then she has published almost 44 works of fiction. She is a diverse writer who has gained success in several genres. She writes historical romance, young adult fiction, and contemporary fiction. She is probably most well known for writing “The Princess Diaries” which was made into a movie starring Anne Hathaway. She is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of books for both adults and tweens/teens under the pen names of Meg Cabot, Meggin Cabot, Patricia Cabot and Jenny Carroll.

Married since 1 April 1993 with Benjamin D. Egnatz, a financial writer and poet, they have two homes: one in New York City and the other in Key West, Florida.

Book List in Order: 8 titles

  • Partners in Crime Sixteen-year-old Jessica Mastriani knew she wasn't going to be able to hide her psychic powers from the U.S. government--interested in utilizing her special skills for their own devices--forever. But she never thought that she an...


  • Home Court Advantage It wasn't her fault. Sixteen-year-old Jessica Mastriani was on vacation when classmate Amber Mackey went missing. How could Jess--even with her newly acquired psychic ability to find anyone, anywhere--have stopped the varsity ...


  • Summer of Terror It's Suze's sixteenth summer, but instead of spending it at the heach, she's trapped working as a baby-sitter at a swanky resort. Never mind that one of her charges turns out to be a budding mediator himself, or that his older bro...


  • "Help me find my little girl." Jess Mastriani--dubbed "Lightning Girl" by the press when, after a huge storm, she develops a psychic ability to find missing children--has lost her miraculous powers. Or has she? She would like the media and the gov...


  • Ghosts aren't dogs. They don't come when you call them. But sixteen-year-old Suze sure wishes that Jesse--the hot guy ghost who won't quit haunting her bedroom would show up right now. Because Suze -- a mediator, someone who helps guide wayward sp...


  • Fire in the sky Just because her best friend wants to exercise, Jessica Mastriani agrees to walk the two miles home from their high school. Straight into a huge Indiana thunderstorm. And straight into trouble. Not that Jess has never been in...


  • "There's no such thing as ghosts." At least, that's what the scientific community believes. High school sophomore Susannah Simon wishes she could agree. She's only lived in sunny California for two weeks, and already her life's a whirlwind of pool...


  • "You're dead. You don't belong here." Susannah just traveled a gazillion miles from New York to California in order to live with a bunch of stupid boys (her new stepbrothers). She hasn't even unpacked yet, she's made her mother practically cry alrea...