Stephenie Meyer Biography

Stephenie Meyer was born in Hartford, Connecticut, to Stephen and Candy Morgan. She grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, with five siblings like Seth, Emily, Jacob, Paul, and Heidi. She studied at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona, then pursuied B.A. in English at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where she received a in 1997. Stephenie married Christiaan in 1994 in the age of 21. They have three sons Gabe, Seth, and Eli.

An intresting thing is Stephenie had never written even a short story before Twilight and had considered going to law school because she felt she had no chance of becoming a writer. Before becoming an author, Stephenie only professional work was as a receptionist in a property company.

Stephenie got that the idea for Twilight came to her in a dream on June 2, 2003. The dream was about a human girl, and a vampire who was in love with her but thirsted for her blood. Based on this dream, Meyer wrote the draft of what is now Chapter 13 of the book. In a matter of three months she had transformed her dream into a complete novel, though she claims that she never intended to publish Twilight and was writing for her own enjoyment.

Stephenie sister's response to the book was enthusiastic and she persuaded Meyer to send the manuscript to literary agencies. Of the 15 letters she wrote, five went unanswered, nine brought rejections, and the last was a positive response from Jodi Reamer of Writers House. Eight publishers competed for the rights to publish Twilight in a 2003 auction. By November, Meyer had signed a $750,000 three-book deal with Little, Brown and Company.

Twilight was published in 2005 with a print run of 75,000 copies. It reached No-5 on the New York Times Best Seller list for Children's Chapter Books within a month of its release, and later rose to No-1. Foreign rights to the novel were sold to over 26 countries. The novel was named the Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Editor's Choice.

Movie Debut

A movie adaptation of Twilight was released in November 2008. The sequel, New Moon, is scheduled for release in fall 2009. Summit Entertainment optioned Twilight in April 2007. Catherine Hardwicke directed the film, and the screenplay was written by Melissa Rosenberg. It stars Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan and Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen. The movie was released on November 21, 2008.

Meyer makes a brief cameo appearance in a diner scene. Following the success of Twilight, Summit greenlit a film adaptation of the sequel, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, in November 2008. Chris Weitz directed the film, which was released on November 20, 2009.

The Summit Film industry confirmed an adaptation of the third book in the series, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, in February 2009. David Slade directed the film, which was released on June 30, 2010. Summit also obtained the rights to Breaking Dawn in November 2008, and approved a two-part adaptation in June 2010 that was scheduled to start production in late 2010. The first part was released on November 18, 2011, and the second part is scheduled for November 16, 2012.

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    Updated On : Jul 29,2017   1:26 am
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    Updated On : Dec 28,2015   9:46 am
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    Updated On : Jun 30,2015   2:08 pm
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'Twilight' to return as short films

    Updated On : Oct 02,2014   4:16 am
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