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. She grew up in Phoenix Arizona, where the beginning of her first book Twilight is set. Meyer had no experience as a writer of any kind and had never even written a short story before writing Twilight.
Following the success of Twilight, Meyer expanded the story into a series with three more books, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. The best-selling series was also developed into a set of five films.
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 this pale, dark-haired new girl in town. But not, it seems, the Cullen family. These five adopted brothers and sisters obviously prefer their own company and will make no exception for Bella.
Bella is convinced that Edward Cullen in particular hates her, but she feels a strange attraction to him, although his hostility makes her feel almost physically ill. He seems determined to push her away - until, that is, he saves her life from an out of control car. Bella will soon discover that there is a very good reason for Edward's coldness. He, and his family, are vampires - and he knows how dangerous it is for others to get too close.