Stephenie MeyerStephenie Meyer (née Morgan; ; born December 24, 1973) is an American novelist and film producer. She is best known for her vampire romance series ''Twilight'', which has sold over 100 million copies, with translations into 37 different languages. Meyer was the bestselling author of 2008 and 2009 in the US, having sold over 29 million books in 2008, and 26.5 million in 2009. ''Twilight'' was the best-selling book of 2008 in the US. The series led to a commercially successful series of film adaptations which consisted of five films.
Meyer was raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and as a child, was an avid reader. She attended Brigham Young University, marrying at the age of twenty-one, before graduating with a degree in English in 1997. With no prior experience as an author, the idea for the ''Twilight'' series was conjured in a dream she had about a gorgeous male vampire in love with an average human girl and concerned about his thirst for her blood. She wrote the novel soon thereafter. After many rejections, Little, Brown and Company offered her a $750,000 three-book deal which led to a four-book series and several spin-off novels and novellas.
Aside from young adult novels, Meyer has ventured into adult novels with ''The Host'' (2008) and ''The Chemist'' (2016). Meyer also works as a film producer and has her own production company, Fickle Fish Films. She served as the producer for ''Breaking Dawn: Part 1 and Part 2'' and the film adaptation of her novel ''The Host'' as well as two other films: ''Austenland'' and ''Down A Dark Hall''. As of 2018, Meyer and her production company are developing a television series based on her novel ''The Chemist''.
Meyer was ranked No. 49 on ''Time'' magazine's list of the "100 Most Influential People in 2008", and was included in the ''Forbes'' Celebrity 100 list of the world's most powerful celebrities in 2009, entering at No. 26. Her annual earnings exceeded $50 million. In 2010, ''Forbes'' ranked her as the No. 59 most powerful celebrity with annual earnings of $40 million. Provided by Wikipedia
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