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Meg Cabot switches to Scholastic in US
06.02.07 | Kimberly Maul
Meg Cabot is starting three new series with a new US publisher: Scholastic. The author of the bestselling Princess Diaries series, which was turned into two Disney movies, will launch the Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls series in the spring of 2008, for readers ages 8-12.
As part of Scholastic US' "Meg Cabot Girl-World Domination" campaign, the "Airhead" trilogy will also launch in 2008, with the "Abandon" trilogy, a modern retelling of the myth of Persephone, coming out in 2009.
"Meg Cabot has an unbelievable ability to channel girls--readers always relate to her characters even though they're princesses or they can see ghosts," said Abigail McAden, editorial director of Point, an imprint of Scholastic."Meg's writing is in a league of its own: it's remarkably accessible, filled with heart, and often just plain hilarious."
Cabot, who has written more than 40 books for adults and teens, previously worked with HarperCollins and she has several upcoming books from HC, including Pants on Fire in May and a manga version of Avalon High: Coronation #1: The Merlin Prophecy in July.
Cabot, published in the UK by Macmillan, is due to publish the 10th and concluding novel in the hugely successful Princess Diaries series in 2009.