63 Facts About Stephenie Meyer


Stephenie Meyer is an American novelist and film producer.


Stephenie Meyer is best known for writing the vampire romance series Twilight, which has sold over 160 million copies, with translations into 37 different languages.


Stephenie Meyer received the 2009 Children's Book of the Year award from the British Book Awards for Breaking Dawn, the Twilight series finale.


Stephenie Meyer has worked in film production and co-founded production company Fickle Fish Films.


Stephenie Meyer produced both parts of Breaking Dawn and two other novel adaptations.


Stephenie Meyer's work has been criticized for her overly-simplistic writing style.


Stephenie Meyer's stories have received praise, and she has acquired a fan following.


Stephenie Meyer was included on Time magazine's list of the "100 Most Influential People in 2008" and was included in the Forbes Celebrity 100 list of the world's most powerful celebrities in 2009, with her annual earnings exceeding $50 million.


Stephenie Meyer Morgan was born on December 24,1973, in Hartford, Connecticut, the second of six children to financial officer Stephen Morgan and homemaker Candy Morgan.


Stephenie Meyer was raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and attended Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona.


In 1992, Stephenie Meyer won a National Merit Scholarship, which helped fund her undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where she received a BA in English Literature in 1997.


Stephenie Meyer met her future husband, Christian "Pancho" Stephenie Meyer, in Arizona when they were both children.


Together, they have sons who Christian Stephenie Meyer retired from his job as an auditor to take care of full time.


Stephenie Meyer wrote from chapter 13 to the end of the novel and then backfilled the first 12 chapters, in secret, without an ideal audience in mind or the intention to publish the novel.


Stephenie Meyer researched the Quileute Native Americans to include their legends and traditions in the novel, though some Quileute tribe members found her use of their legends offensive.


Stephenie Meyer joined the American Night Writers Association for aspiring LDS female writers.


Consequently, Stephenie Meyer expanded the story into a series with three more books: New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn.


Meanwhile, Stephenie Meyer wrote a short story, "Hell on Earth", about demons at prom night, which was published in April 2007 in Prom Nights from Hell, a collection of stories about bad prom nights with supernatural effects.


Stephenie Meyer's fans urged her to expand "Hell on Earth" into a full novel, but Stephenie Meyer was occupied finishing Eclipse.


In May 2007, Stephenie Meyer held two promotional prom events at an Arizona State University gymnasium to celebrate the special edition release of New Moon and the release of Eclipse.


Author of The Nocturne, Jordan Scott, claimed the circumstances around Bella's supernatural pregnancy and subsequent transformation into a vampire were similar to the storyline of her novel and indicated that Stephenie Meyer plagiarized the plot of The Nocturne.


Stephenie Meyer dismissed the accusation, claiming she had not heard of the writer nor the novel.


Stephenie Meyer was the bestselling author of 2008 and the first author to have books in all four of the top-selling spots.


In 2006, Erik Feig, president of Summit Entertainment, attempted to make a deal with Stephenie Meyer by assuring her that the film would be true to the novel and that "no vampire character [would] be depicted with canine or incisor teeth longer or more pronounced than may be found in human beings".


Stephenie Meyer makes a brief cameo appearance in a diner scene.


In 2011, Stephenie Meyer started her own production company, Fickle Fish Films, with producer Meghan Hibbett.


Stephenie Meyer spent much of 2011 producing both parts of Breaking Dawn, as well as the film adaptation of Shannon Hale's novel Austenland.


In 2009, Stephenie Meyer was included in the Forbes Celebrity 100 list of the world's most powerful celebrities, entering at No 26.


On March 30,2010, it was announced that Stephenie Meyer had written a 200-page novella entitled The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner.


Upset by the release of a draft she called "messy and flawed", Stephenie Meyer decided to pursue books unrelated to Twilight.


Stephenie Meyer made the unedited and unfinished manuscript of a lengthy character development exercise of Midnight Sun available on her website.


Stephenie Meyer stated in a New York Comic-Con panel that it was "a literal flip the table moment", admitting that "Midnight Sun is kind of cursed".


Stephenie Meyer has mentioned having several other book ideas on file, including a ghost story titled Summer House, a novel involving time travel, as well as another about mermaids.


Stephenie Meyer donated many advance reader copies and original manuscripts for auction.


In late 2015, it was announced that Stephenie Meyer was producing a TV series based on Daniel O'Malley's book, The Rook.


In July 2016, Little, Brown and Company announced that Stephenie Meyer has written an adult action thriller titled The Chemist, about "an ex-agent on the run from her former employers".


Entertainment Weekly has stated that Stephenie Meyer is "the world's most popular vampire novelist since Anne Rice", while The Guardian described her as an "imaginative storyteller, a prolific author and a newly powerful figure in the publishing market".


Stephenie Meyer was named one of MSN Lifestyle's "Most Influential Women of 2008", where she was described as a "literary luminary".


Stephenie Meyer was ranked No 82 on Vanity Fair's list of the "Top 100 Information Age Powers" of 2009.


Stephenie Meyer was featured in an issue of the biographical comic Female Force, a Bluewater Productions title that celebrates influential women in society and pop culture.


Stephenie Meyer was the second bestselling author of the decade, according to a list published by Amazon, beaten by JK Rowling.


Stephenie Meyer has gained a following among young adult readers of the Twilight novels, which are set in the small town of Forks on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state.


Stephenie Meyer's prose lacks a consistent style or voice; for example, her short story "Hell on Earth" is driven more by dialogue alone, in contrast with the ornate descriptions found in the Twilight series.


Stephenie Meyer relies on detailed expository descriptions and active voice in her novels; she often opens her sentences with the most important information.


In some works such as New Moon, in which Bella is largely on her own, Stephenie Meyer offers "deeper insight into Bella's psyche" through the chapter titles, rather than the prose itself.


In Twilight, Stephenie Meyer makes allusions to canonical texts such as the Book of Genesis, Wuthering Heights, Macbeth, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Songs of Innocence and of Experience.


Stephenie Meyer has said that the individual style of each of her novels came from various genres of music she listened to while writing.


The study authors concluded that the predictability and superficiality of Stephenie Meyer's descriptions indicate that Stephenie Meyer's writing style is unexceptional, and the success of her novels was related more to clever marketing.


However, according to actor Robert Pattinson, Stephenie Meyer did not intend to include Mormon references in the novels and films.


Stephenie Meyer explained that he revealed a new way for her to see and study literature, which impacts her writing.


Stephenie Meyer has indicated that despite the supernatural and vampire themes in her novels, she was influenced far more by Austen and Shakespeare than by Anne Rice or Stephen King.


Stephenie Meyer has described Austen, Shakespeare, and Orson Scott Card as her favorite authors.


Stephenie Meyer cites music as a prominent influence of her writing, and she posts playlists of songs which specifically inspired her books on her website.


Stephenie Meyer cites Muse as a particular inspiration because she uses the different emotions portrayed in their songs as influences for various genres of scenes.


Stephenie Meyer chooses to uphold these values despite the daily temptation, which only augments when he meets Bella; he finds her blood nearly irresistible.


Stephenie Meyer is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and does not drink alcohol or coffee, smoke, or watch R-rated movies.


Stephenie Meyer studiously read the Book of Mormon, citing the book as having "the most significant impact on [her] life".


Stephenie Meyer has stated that, "the world is a better place when women are in charge".


Stephenie Meyer has explained that her definition of feminism is the ability for a woman to choose, and the definition of anti-feminism is removing the choice, whether it fits gender stereotypes or not, from the woman entirely.


Stephenie Meyer continued that some modern feminists contradict their message of equality for women by limiting or shaming certain women's choices.


However, Stephenie Meyer has been criticized by feminists who consider Stephenie Meyer an antifeminist writer.


Stephenie Meyer has dismissed such criticisms, saying both that the books center around Bella's choice and that her damsel in distress persona is due only to her humanity.


Women's studies scholar Donna Ashcraft argues that Stephenie Meyer is not a feminist, by definition, because her novels encourage traditional gender roles.