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Meg Cabot and Luke Skywalker

“Princess Diaries” Author Meg Cabot Penning Cosmic Story in “Star Wars” Universe

Meg Cabot has a new spinoff book set in the world of “Princess Diaries” called “From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess: Royal Crush,” and that’s great, but have you heard the other news? She is writing a story set in a galaxy far, far away.

 

Star Wars

via Wikipedia

 

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Cabot spoke of her contribution to the upcoming anthology titled “Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View.” She reveals that everybody’s favorite Disney princess (Princess Leia!) was a major source of inspiration for the creation of Mia Thermopolis.

 

The anthology will explore fresh perspectives in the “Star Wars” universe. When considering which perspective she wanted to inhabit, Cabot had this to say:

I’ve been them all, but I really wanted to be Aunt Beru because I just love her. I mean, first of all, she’s one of the only other female characters [laughs], which is a little bit of a problem — there’s not been that many other females. But also, if it wasn’t for her sadly, spoiler alert, passing away, you know, Luke would never have gone off and saved the universe. … I felt like she’s really an important character and never got to really be glorified in the way that she needed to, so, that’s my character.

 

There you have it. Meg Cabot is penning a story that will deepen Aunt Beru’s backstory.

 

Aunt Beru

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It’s exciting to have a voice like Cabot’s join the “Star Wars” canon. Next time you turn on “A New Hope,” you’ll see a more fully formed character mothering Luke, and it’ll all be thanks to Cabot!

 

“Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View” hits shelves October 3. Order it here!

 

Feature image courtesy of Meg Cabot and Esquire.

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Authors’ Love Letters To Public Libraries Will Melt Your Heart

 

I, like many others, have very fond memories of visiting my local library and being swept into a world of what seemed like never-ending books. We’ve written about why we love libraries and how to support them, but English high school librarian Lucas Maxwell took it a step further and asked authors to share an inspiring message for library lovers.

 

Out of 100 queries he received 50 responses from authors of all genres, and they were pretty amazing!

 

Children’s book writer and animator Mo Willems seems pretty excited!

 

libraries put the free in freedom

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“I wrote most of my novel at my public library and it’s also where I meet with my writing group. The library is a great place to escape and discover fascinating characters and stories. Keep reading!” Thanks, Ruta Sepetys!

 

keep reading!

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We agree with Bill Thomson, libraries are certainly magical.

 

libraries are magical places

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Nicely done, Tom Angleberger!

 

may the books be with you

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The prolific and well loved Meg Cabot wrote a very sweet note too:

 

“It was a librarian who took the time to listen to me when I started having trouble reading in school. She guided me to books that showed me reading could be fun. Without my local library, it’s safe to say there’d be no books by Meg Cabot, so do everything you can to support your local libraries!”

 

We agree with all of these authors, libraries are the best!

 

 

 

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