February 19, 1984 |
Tacoma, Washington, U.S.
|Genre||Young adult fantasy and science fiction|
|Notable works||The Lunar Chronicles Heartless.|
Life and career
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.
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. The Lunar Chronicles is a four book series (tetralogy) with volumes based on the stories of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Snow White. The first book, Cinder, was a New York Times bestseller.
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.
The Lunar Chronicles
- Cinder (2012)
- Scarlet (2013)
- Cress (2014)
- Winter (2015)
- Fairest: The Lunar Chronicles: Levana's Story (2015)
- Stars Above (2016, short stories collection)
- Wires and Nerve (graphic novel) (2017)
- Heartless (2016)
- "Glitches" in Burniac, Lauren, ed. (2015). Fierce Reads: Kisses and Curses. Square Fish. ISBN 9781250060532.
- 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.
- Meyer, Marissa. "ID". Marissa Meyer. Retrieved March 1, 2017.
- 'Cinder' by Marissa Meyer joins fleet of fairy tale-based books (Exclusive excerpt) USA Today
- Fowler, Tara (February 14, 2013). "Marissa Meyer talks 'Scarlet,' her worries over 'Cinder,' and a potential movie -- EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 30 September 2013.
- Deahl, Rachel (September 30, 2013). "Book Deals: Week of September 30, 2013". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 30 September 2013.