Stephenie Meyer

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Stephenie Meyer

Biography

Date of birth: 24 December 1973

Stephenie Meyer is an American young-adult fiction writer and film producer, best known for vampire romance series Twilight. The Twilight novels have gained worldwide recognition and sold over 100 million copies, leading to an exponential boom in the amount of vampire romance based novels by different authors all over the young-adult fiction sections. Everyone wants a bite of Stephenie's controversial fame! Meyer was the bestselling author of 2008 and 2009 in America, having sold over 29 million books in 2008 and 26.5 million books in 2009. Twilight was the best-selling book of 2008 in US bookstores.

Stephenie Meyer was born in Hartford, Connecticut, to Stephen and Candy Morgan. She grew up in Phoenix Arizona, where the beginning of her first book Twilight is set. She attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where she received a BA in English in 1997. Meyer had no experience as a writer of any kind and had never even written a short story before writing Twilight.

Meyer says that the idea for Twilight came to her after a dream on June 2, 2003. Based on the dream, Meyer wrote a draft of what became Chapter 13 of Twilight. In a matter of three months she had transformed her dream into a complete novel, though she claims she had never intended to publish Twilight and was writing for her own enjoyment.

Following the success of Twilight (2005), Meyer expanded the story into a series with three more books, New Moon (2006), Eclipse (2007) and Breaking Dawn, (2008). The best-selling series was also developed into a set of five films (Breaking Dawn in two parts) starring a cast of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Dakota Fanning.

However, Meyer's only success was not with her vampire fiction novels. Meyer released her adult sci-fi novel The Host in May 2008. It follows the story of Melanie Stryder and Wanderer, a young woman and an invading alien 'soul' who are forced to work as one. Meyer says she is working on additional books to the series, called 'the Soul' and 'the Seeker' respectively. The novel has also been adapted into a film, released March 29 2013, starring Saoirse Ronan (Melanie/Wanderer), Max Irons and Jake Abel.

Book and writing awards

Meyer was ranked No.49 on Time magazine's list of the '100 Most Influential People in 2008.' Her novel, Twilight, reached No.5 on the New York Times Best Seller list for Children's Chapter Books within a month of release, and later rose to No.1. Twilight was also named the Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Editor's Choice. Breaking Dawn won Meyer her first British Book Award.

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Twilight

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When 17 year old Isabella Swan moves to Forks, Washington to live with her father she expects that her new life will be as dull as the town. But in spite of her awkward manner and low expectations, she finds that her new classmates are drawn to...
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Twilight: The Twilight Saga, Book 1

Twilight: The Twilight Saga, Book 1 (Paperback)

by Stephenie Meyer

Format: Paperback 464 pages
Published: 14/10/2010
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When Isabella Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen, her life takes a thrilling and terrifying... Read more

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New Moon: The Twilight Saga, Book 2

New Moon: The Twilight Saga, Book 2 (Paperback)

by Stephenie Meyer

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Published: 14/10/2010
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I stuck my finger under the edge of the paper and jerked it under the tape. 'Shoot,' I muttered when the paper sliced my finger. A single... Read more

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Eclipse: The Twilight Saga, Book 3

Eclipse: The Twilight Saga, Book 3 (Paperback)

by Stephenie Meyer

Format: Paperback 576 pages
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Bella?' Edward's soft voice came from behind me. I turned to see him spring lightly up the porch steps, his hair windblown from running. He... Read more

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The Twilight Journals

The Twilight Journals

by Stephenie Meyer

Format: Other printed items 384 pages
Published: 13/10/2009
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The stunning Twilight Journal set features cover art and decorative two-colour quotes from Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn throughout,... Read more

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The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide

The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide (Hardback)

by Stephenie Meyer

Format: Hardback 560 pages
Published: 02/05/2009
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This must-have edition is the definitive encyclopedic reference to the Twilight Saga and provides readers with everything they need to further... Read more

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Breaking Dawn: The Twilight Saga, Book 4

Breaking Dawn: The Twilight Saga, Book 4 (Paperback)

by Stephenie Meyer

Format: Paperback 720 pages
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Twilight tempted the imagination ...New Moon made readers thirsty for more ...Eclipse turned the saga into a worldwide phenomenon ...And now - the... Read more

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Twilight: The Twilight Saga, Book 1 (Paperback)

by Stephenie Meyer

Format: Paperback 464 pages
Published: 09/12/2006
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When 17 year old Isabella Swan moves to Forks, Washington to live with her father she expects that her new life will be as dull as the town. But in... Read more

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New Moon: The Twilight Saga, Book 2 (Paperback)

by Stephenie Meyer

Format: Paperback 512 pages
Published: 06/09/2007
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I stuck my finger under the edge of the paper and jerked it under the tape. 'Shoot,' I muttered when the paper sliced my finger. A single... Read more

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Eclipse: The Twilight Saga, Book 3

Eclipse: The Twilight Saga, Book 3 (Paperback)

by Stephenie Meyer

Format: Paperback 576 pages
Published: 27/06/2008
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Breaking Dawn: The Twilight Saga, Book 4

Breaking Dawn: The Twilight Saga, Book 4 (Paperback)

by Stephenie Meyer

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Published: 29/05/2010
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New Moon: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

New Moon: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion (Paperback)

by Mark Cotta Vaz

Format: Paperback 144 pages
Published: 06/10/2009
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Academy Award-nominated director Chris Weitz and his creative team have brought the second book in Stephenie Meyer's riveting vampire romance... Read more

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Twilight: The Twilight Saga, Book 1

Twilight: The Twilight Saga, Book 1 (Paperback)

by Stephenie Meyer

Format: Paperback 464 pages
Published: 30/10/2008
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Bella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she... Read more

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The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella (Paperback)

by Stephenie Meyer

Format: Paperback 192 pages
Published: 14/05/2011
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I turned off my brain. It was time to hunt. I took a deep breath, drawing in the scent of the blood inside the humans below. They weren't the... Read more

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The Host

The Host (Paperback)

by Stephenie Meyer

Format: Paperback 656 pages
Published: 02/07/2009
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Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their... Read more

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Prom Nights From Hell: Five Paranormal Stories

Prom Nights From Hell: Five Paranormal Stories (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 320 pages
Published: 14/03/2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books

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Stephenie Meyer and Meg Cabot head up this collection of 5 thrilling paranormal stories which take bad prom nights to a whole new level. Imagine... Read more

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