Marissa Meyer

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Marissa Meyer
Marissa Meyer (Librairie Mollat, 2018)
Marissa Meyer (Librairie Mollat, 2018)
Born (1984-02-19) February 19, 1984 (age 35)[1]
Tacoma, Washington, U.S.[2]
GenreYoung adult fantasy and science fiction
Notable worksThe Lunar Chronicles, Heartless
SpouseJesse Taylor[2]

Marissa Meyer (born February 19, 1984)[1] is an American novelist. Her debut novel, Cinder, was released on January 3, 2012. It is the first in her series The Lunar Chronicles.

Life and career[edit]

Meyer was born in Tacoma, Washington, United States 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.[2]

Meyer is married to Jesse Taylor.[2] In 2015, she and her husband adopted their twin daughters, Sloane and Delaney.[3]

Meyer states that she was initially inspired to write Cinder after participating in the 2008 National Novel Writing Month contest where she wrote a story focusing on a futuristic version of Puss in Boots.[2] The Lunar Chronicles is a four book series with volumes based on the stories of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Snow White.[2][4] The first book, Cinder, was a New York Times bestseller.[5]

In 2013 Meyer received a two-book deal from Feiwel & Friends for a young adult series featuring the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. The first book, Heartless, was set for a Fall 2016 release. It is a stand-alone novel. Publishers Weekly announced that she would write a superhero series afterward.[6] The resulting book is called Renegades, which was released in the Fall of 2017.


The Lunar Chronicles[edit]


Spin-off books[edit]

  • Fairest (2015)
  • Stars Above (2016, short stories collection)
  • Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 (graphic novel) (2017)
  • Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Gone Rogue (graphic novel) (2018)



  • Heartless (2016)
  • Glitches Burniac, Lauren, ed. (2015). Fierce Reads: Kisses and Curses. Square Fish. ISBN 9781250060532.


  1. ^ a b "Home". Retrieved January 10, 2018.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Meyer, Marissa. "ID". Marissa Meyer. Retrieved March 1, 2017.
  4. ^ 'Cinder' by Marissa Meyer joins fleet of fairy tale-based books (Exclusive excerpt) USA Today
  5. ^ Fowler, Tara (February 14, 2013). "Marissa Meyer talks 'Scarlet,' her worries over 'Cinder,' and a potential movie -- EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 30 September 2013.
  6. ^ Deahl, Rachel (September 30, 2013). "Book Deals: Week of September 30, 2013". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 30 September 2013.

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