After Meg graduated from Indiana University, Cabot moved to New York City, with the original aim of pursuing a career as an illustrator. in 1991. However, she soon quit this job and started working as an assistant manager of the freshman dormitory at New York University.
Meg Cabot married financial writer and poet Benjamin D. Egnatz on April 1, 1993. Their wedding date, April Fool’s Day, was a deliberate play on her husband's belief that only fools get married in the first place. The wedding was actually an elopement in Italy. Her novel Every Boy's Got One is loosely based on her own elopement. She has two cats, Henrietta (a one eyed cat) and Gem, about whom she often blogs.
After living in Indiana, California, New York, and France, she now splits her time between New York, Key West, Florida and Bloomington, Indiana.
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