Those of you who follow this blog regularly likely know that I am a huge Meg Cabot fan. I’ve her books since my pre-teen years. When I heard that she would be visiting Edina, Minnesota I immediately flipped out. Even though it had been a few years since I’d picked up one of Meg’s novels, I knew there was no way I could miss this chance.
The signing was held in Barnes and Noble in Edina. Since it’s about a forty minute drive from my house to Edina, so I spent my day running errands and seeing friends in the cities. I arrived at the store a few hours early and passed my time enjoy a delicious panini and starting Insatiable. An hour before the signing I got a front row seat, and was soon after joined by Alison of Alison Can Read. I had never met Alison before, and we hadn’t formally agreed to meet up, but I recognized her because I had just friended her on GoodReads. We quickly got to chatting and the hour before the signing passed by very quickly.
By the time Meg Cabot came out, there was a pretty good crowd gathered. If you ever get the chance to meet Meg Cabot, you need to go! Not only was she very cute and sweet, Meg was also insanely hilarious. She told the story of how she got started writing about vampires, talked about meeting Anne Hathaway at the premiere of The Princess Diaries, and took questions from the audience. After that, it was time to get our books signed!
Meg was incredibly nice. I told her I’d been reading her books for ten years, and she said it was always nice to see readers who’d been reading for so long. Because Meg is so popular, attendees were only allowed to bring three books through the line at once. So once I had three of my books signed and everyone had a turn, brought up a few more I had with me. Meg was very gracious about signing so many books. I had brought my copies of The Princess Diaries, All American Girl and Insatiable to be signed, but also walked away with new copies of Overbite, Airhead, Size 12 is Not Fat and Abandon.
I capped my evening off by listening to The Princess Diaries soundtrack on the drive home. It seemed fitting. Meeting Meg in person was such an amazing experience! If you have the chance to meet her, don’t let it pass you by!