Marissa Meyer
“Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a Time.” ― Cinder
Marissa Meyer is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles, The Renegades Trilogy, Heartless, and the Wires & Nerve graphic novels. Marissa holds a Bachelor's degree in Creative Writing from Pacific Lutheran University and a Master's degree in Publishing from Pace University. Marissa enjoys road-tripping and hunting for priceless treasures at antique shops. She's a fan of most things geeky (anime, sci-fi/fantasy, colour-coordinating her bookshelf...) and will take any excuse to put on a costume. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and their two daughters.

Fun facts

  • One of her first spoken words was “story”.
  • Marissa’s favourite toy as an infant was a soft, squishable book.
  • Back in the day Marissa Meyer used to cosplay.
  • She has completed over forty Sailor Moon fanfics under the penname Alicia Blade.
  • Cinder was her first completed novel, though she does have a collection of unfinished ones lying around, too.
  • Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Fairest and Heartless were all NaNoWriMo novels.
  • Her favourite book is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
  • Marissa has two cats: Calexandria Josephine and Blackland Rockwell III.
  • She spent five years as a book editor.
  • Marissa has an upcoming YA contemporary novel Instant Karma due out later this year.

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Other resources

  • Visit Marissa’s official website.
  • Jump over to the Universe of Marissa Meyer where you will find exclusive background information on Marissa’s books, discussion boards with fellow readers, ultimate book quizzes, character profiles and more!
  • Write your own story on NaNoWriMo just like Marissa. Not familiar with NaNoWriMo? It’s a great program that encourages writers to draft a 50,000-word novel during the month of November.
  • Listen to The Happy Writer podcast where Marissa interviews authors on how to overcome various obstacles and bring more joy to your writing process.

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