Meg Cabot is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Princess Diaries series, with over 25 million copies of her books sold worldwide. 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, but From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess is the first book she's illustrated. Meg Cabot currently lives in Key West with her husband and cat.
"The nation of Genovia gains a new resident in this amusing spin-off...Cabot's own black and white cartoons further enliven Olivia's entertaining and candid notebook entries, which will have readers looking forward to her future escapades." --Publishers Weekly "Olivia, who's biracial, is a lively, engaging character whose peppy, often-wry diary-style narrative details her experiences and progressive discoveries about her background, royal life, and the true meaning of family....this entertaining, quickly absorbing read will have readers anticipating the sequel." --Booklist "This sweet and sassy spin-off featuring the younger half-sister of Princess Mia Thermopolis ...will be a perfect fit for Fancy Nancy alumni and readers not quite ready for Cabot's longer novels." --School Library Journal "Author Meg Cabot is ready to put her tiara back on [with] a new character, Olivia Grace. She's a middle-school girl in New Jersey who discovers she is Princess Mia's long-lost half-sister. And much like her older sister, she will be thrust into the royal spotlight and will chronicle the adventure in a journal, complete with drawings." --USA Today "Olivia has an amusing and self-deprecating wit that makes the narration breezy and accessible, and Cabot's black and white illustrations liven up the tale. Youngsters who aspire to be the next Kate Middleton will find this enchanting and perhaps instructional." --BCCB