Marissa Meyer

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Not to be confused with Marissa Mayer or Stephenie Meyer.
Marissa Meyer
Born (1984-02-19) February 19, 1984 (age 30)
Tacoma, Washington, United States[1]
Occupation Novelist
Genre Fantasy
Science fiction
Young adult
Notable works The Lunar Chronicles
Spouse Jesse Taylor[1]
Website
www.marissameyer.com

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".

Background[edit]

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 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]

Works[edit]

The Lunar Chronicles[edit]

Main article: The Lunar Chronicles
  • Cinder (2012)
  • Scarlet (2013)
  • Cress (2014)
  • Fairest: The Lunar Chronicles: Levana's Story (2015)

References[edit]

  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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