Writing is a workout, just like going for a run!

- Meg Cabot

When I was a kid, I had a couple of really good friends, like some really good best friends, but I was really shy other than that.

- Meg Cabot

Strong female characters - even if they don't necessarily make the same decisions that we might - make such great narrative material, especially when there's an equally strong male character in the mix.

- Meg Cabot

One of the biggest motivations for me with writing my books is to offer girls some escapism, especially girls who really need it, like I did.

- Meg Cabot

We were a very funny family. Humour was the tool with which my brother and I tried to get attention. We were always trying to be the funniest.

- Meg Cabot

Writing used to be my hobby, but now that it's my job, I have no hobby - except watching TV and laying around the pool reading 'U.S. Weekly.' I have tried many hobbies, such as knitting, Pilates, ballet, yoga, and guitar, but none of them have taken.

- Meg Cabot

For each book, I do end up making a kind of playlist to fit the characters.

- Meg Cabot

I was an unhappy child, and that puts me off having a child of my own.

- Meg Cabot

I really liked drama and being in plays, so when I was playing a character onstage and I could act like somebody else, then I wasn't scared or nervous, but I didn't like meeting new people when I had to be myself. That was scary.

- Meg Cabot

I was too lazy to start a whole new story, so I just stuck a princess into the story I was working on... and The Princess Diaries was born!

- Meg Cabot