Author Stephenie Meyer

Here are some interesting facts about Stephenie Meyer:

Stephenie Meyer
  • She was born on December 24, 1973, in Hartford Connecticut.
  • Meyer was raised in Phoenix, AZ.
  • She attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
  • She received a BA in English Literature in 1997.
  • Stephenie met her husband Christian Meyer when she was 4 years old.
  • They were married in 1994 when they both were 20 years old.
  • The couple has 3 sons.
  • Christian was formerly an auditor but retired to take care of the kids.
  • Meyer is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints.
  • She does not drink alcohol or smoke.
  • Before becoming an author, Meyer’s only professional work was a receptionist for a property company.
  • She said the idea for Twilight came to her in a dream about a human girl and a vampire who was in love with her.
  • Three months after her dream, the Twilight novel was complete.
  • Meyer had not even written a short story before Twilight and had no experience as a writer.
  • She did not intend to publish the book, but just wrote it for fun.
  • The first 3 Twilight books spent a combined 143 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list.
  • The 4th book of the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn, sold 1.3 million copies on the first day of its release.
  • In 2008, the 4 books in the series claimed the top four spots on the USA Today’s year-end bestseller list, making her the first author to achieve this feat.
  • Meyer was listed as #49 in Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in 2008.”
  • In August 2009, the 4 books had spent 52 straight weeks in the top 10 on USA Today’s bestseller list.
  • In 2009, Meyer teamed up with skateboard and clothing company Hobo Skate Company to produce her own line of clothing.
  • She is also a film producer, starting a production company named Fickle Fish Films with producer Meghan Hibbett in 2011.
  • Meyer lives in Arizona with her husband and sons.
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