Marissa Meyer

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Marissa Meyer
Born (1984-02-19) February 19, 1984 (age 31)
Tacoma, Washington, United States[1]
Occupation Novelist
Genre Fantasy
Science fiction
Young adult
Notable works The Lunar Chronicles
Spouse Jesse Taylor[1]

Marissa Meyer is an American novelist. Her debut novel, Cinder was released on January 3, 2012. It is the first in her new series, "The Lunar Chronicles".


Meyer was born in Tacoma, Washington and attended Pacific Lutheran University, where she received a degree in creative writing. Before writing Cinder, Meyer worked as a book editor for five years and wrote Sailor Moon fan fiction under the pen name of Alicia Blade. In an interview with The News-Tribune, she said that doing the fan fiction helped her learn the craft of writing, gave her instant feedback and taught her how to take criticism.[1]

Meyer states that she was initially inspired to write Cinder after participating in 2008 in the NaNoWriMo writing contest where she wrote a story focusing on a futuristic Puss in Boots.[1] The Lunar Chronicles is a four book series (tetralogy) with volumes based on Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Snow White.[1][2] The first book, Cinder, was a New York Times bestseller.[3]

In 2013 Meyer received a new 2-book deal from Feiwel & Friends for a young adult series featuring the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. The first book, Heartless, is set for a Fall 2015 release.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Meyer is married to Jesse Taylor.[1]


The Lunar Chronicles[edit]

Main article: The Lunar Chronicles


  1. ^ a b c d e f Sailor, Craig. "Tacoma novelist hits it big with her futuristic story "Cinder"". The News Tribune. Tacoma News - McClatchy Company. Archived from the original on 2012-06-03. 
  2. ^ 'Cinder' by Marissa Meyer joins fleet of fairy tale-based books (Exclusive excerpt) USA Today
  3. ^ Fowler, Tara (February 14, 2013). "Marissa Meyer talks 'Scarlet,' her worries over 'Cinder,' and a potential movie -- EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Deahl, Rachel (September 30, 2013). "Book Deals: Week of September 30, 2013". Publisher's Weekly. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 

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