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Marissa Meyer

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Meyer was born in Tacoma, Washington, United States 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 is married to Jesse Taylor. In 2015, she and her husband adopted their twin daughters, Sloane and Delaney.

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.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult Romance, Children's Fiction
New and upcoming books
February 2024

With a Little Luck
October 2024

Let It Glow
Lunar Chronicles
   1. Cinder (2011)
   2. Scarlet (2013)
   3. Cress (2014)
   3.5. Fairest (2015)
   4. Winter (2015)
   Stars Above (2016)
   Cinder's Adventure (2022)
Wires and Nerve
   1. Wires and Nerve (2017)
   2. Gone Rogue (2018)
   1. Renegades (2017)
   2. Archenemies (2018)
   3. Supernova (2019)
   1. Gilded (2021)
   2. Cursed (2022)
   Heartless (2016)
   Instant Karma (2020)
   With a Little Luck (2024)
   Let It Glow (2024) (with Joanne Levy)
Anthologies edited
   Serendipity (2022)
Marissa Meyer recommends
Dragonfruit (2024)
Makiia Lucier
"Abundant with hope and second chances, this magical adventure stole me away with its pirates and seadragons, wishes and sea gods, villainy and homecomings. A winsome new take on how we should be careful what we wish for."
A Tempest of Tea (2024)
(Tempest of Tea, book 1)
Hafsah Faizal
"All the thrills of an Ocean's 11-style heist, made even more fun with magic weapons, steamy kisses, and... vampires?! A rollicking banquet of a book!"
Into the Sunken City (2024)
Dinesh Thiru
"Steal-your-breath adventure meets a uniquely forlorn futuristic world and a cast of characters so memorable you just might find yourself speaking with a sailor's brogue. Add in the most clever nods to Treasure Island, and this is the retelling I didn't know I was craving!"

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Books containing stories by Marissa Meyer
Serendipity (2022)
edited by
Marissa Meyer
A Tyranny of Petticoats (2016)
15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls
edited by
Jessica Spotswood
Kisses and Curses (2015)
edited by
Lauren Burniac

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