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 36)[1]
Tacoma, Washington, U.S.[2]
Alma materPacific Lutheran University (BA)
GenreYoung adult fantasy science fiction romance
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.

Early life and education[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 taught her how to take criticism.[2]

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][3] The first book, Cinder, was a New York Times bestseller.[4]

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.[5] The resulting book is called Renegades, which was released in the Fall of 2017.

Personal life[edit]

Meyer is married to Jesse Taylor.[2] In 2015, she and her husband adopted their twin daughters, Sloane and Delaney.[6]


The Lunar Chronicles[edit]

Related works[edit]

  • Fairest (2015) – prequel
  • Stars Above (2016) – anthology
  • Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 (2017) – graphic novel, illustrated by Douglas Holgate
  • Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Gone Rogue (2018) – graphic novel, illustrated by Stephen Gilpin

Renegades Trilogy[edit]

  • Renegades (2017)
  • Archenemies (2018)
  • Supernova (2019)

Standalone novels[edit]

  • Heartless (2016)
  • Instant Karma (2020)


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

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