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Stephenie Meyer

Stephenie Meyer

Stephenie Meyer was a stay-at-home mother of three young sons in 2003 when she had a vivid dream about a group of characters she could not get out of her head. Putting everything she could on the back burner, Meyer invented the plot during the day and wrote it on her computer late at night when the house was quiet. Three months later she finished her first novel, Twilight.

Picked out of a slush pile at Writer's House, the manuscript quickly made the rounds among publishers. Megan Tingley at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers made a major six-figure preemptive bid for three books. Within weeks of its release in 2005, the book debuted at No. 5 on the New York Times best seller list. There are over 8.4 million copies of Twilight in-print.

The highly-anticipated sequel, New Moon, was released in September 2006 and spent 31 weeks at No. 1 on the New York Times best seller list. The book was so highly anticipated by Meyer's eager fans that Advance Readers Copies were being sold on eBay for as high as $380. Five million copies of New Moon are in print and rights have been sold in 34 countries.

The third book in Meyer's Twilight saga, Eclipse was released on August 7, 2007 and sold 150,000 copies its first day on sale. The book debuted at No. 1 on best seller lists across the country, including USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. The book has 3.8 million copies in print. It was also a No. 1 best seller in Germany, Spain and Argentina.

The fourth and final book in the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn, was published on August 2, 2008, with a first printing of 3.2 million copies-the largest first printing in the publisher's history. Breaking Dawn sold 1.3 million copies its first day on sale rocketing the title to No. 1 on best seller lists nationwide. There are 4.2 million copies of Breaking Dawn in print.

2008 has been another landmark year for Meyer. On May 6, Little, Brown and Company released The Host, Meyer's first novel for adults which debuted at No. 1 on The New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller lists.

Stephenie Meyer graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English Literature. She lives in Arizona with her husband and sons.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2010.

Stephenie Meyer Facts

Birth Name Stephenie Morgan
BirthdayDecember 24, 1973 (49)
BirthplaceHartford, Connecticut, USA
Height5' 4" (1m63)  How tall is Stephenie Meyer compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Twilight Saga: Eclipse
The Host
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Twilight In Volterra
Destination Forks: The Real World of Twilight
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Extended Edition
Twilight Special Edition DVD Set Includes Bonus Disc With Exclusive Stephenie Meyer talks about the Twilight SagaTwilight Cast Interviews, Exclusive Red-Carpet Interviews,. music video: "Super Massive Black Hole" Paramore music video: "Decode" Linkin Park music video: "Leave Out All the Rest" Five extended scenes with director introductions Five deleted scenes with director
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