15 Interesting Facts About Stephenie Meyer

Stephenie Meyer is an eminent American fiction writer and producer, best known for authoring the Twilight book series, which was later adapted for a film franchise. Here are some interesting facts about Stephenie Meyer you may not be aware of.

Stephanie Meyer

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1. Early life and family

Stephenie Meyer or Stephanie Morgan was born on December 24, 1973, in Hartford, Connecticut, to Stephen and Candy Morgan, and is the second of their 6 children.
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2. Educational background

Stephenie did her schooling from the Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona, and BA in English from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
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3. Idea behind Twilight

Stephenie Meyer April 2009On June 2, 2003, the thought behind writing Twilight struck her mind in a dream, which was about a vampire who was in love with a human girl but was also thirsty for her blood.
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4. Time taken to write Twilight

To convert such an extraordinary and eccentric dream thought into a complete novel, it took her only 3 three months.
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5. Other inspirations behind Twilight

Apart from her dream, she was inspired by many novels like: Pride and Prejudice, Romeo and Juliet, Wuthering Heights, The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Jane Eyre, and Anne of Green Gables.
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6. “He” and “She”

twilight stephanie meyersWhen she was writing Twilight, she didn’t have names for the protagonist, Edward and Bella, she just denoted them as “he” and “she” in chapter 1.
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7. Production company

Stephenie MeyerIn 2011, she formed a production company, called Fickle Fish Films, with Meghan Hibbett. They worked on projects like the Breaking Dawn: Part 1 and 2, The Host, and the film adaptation of Shannon Hale’s novel Austenland.
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8. Music likings

In order to write well, an author needs a soothing mind, and what’s better than music. Her favorite music bands are: Muse, Animal Collective, Silversun Pickups, Dead Weather, and Grizzly Bear.
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9. The Host’s fears

In the beginning, she planned The Host to be a trilogy, but was concerned about having to kill some of her characters.
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10. Novel’s success in numbers

Twilight Saga novelTwilight series is not only critically, but also commercially acclaimed worldwide, with more than 250 million copies, in 37 languages sold.
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11. Huge following worldwide

Stephenie MeyerShe earned an enormous amount of following worldwide, and celebrates “Stephenie Meyer Day” on September 13, i.e. Bella’s birthday. There are also few Twilight-themed rock bands.
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12. Money flourishing novels

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She is counted among the world’s most powerful celebrities, and has a net worth around $ 125 million.
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13. Criticism by the feminist

twilightAfter Twilight, she received criticism by feminists for Bella Swan’s “damsel in distress” persona and her romantic relationship with vampire Edward.
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14. Personal life

Stephanie MeyerIn 1994, she married her childhood friend Christian Meyer, and had 3 sons, Gabe, Seth and Eli.
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15. Awards received

Stephanie meyer authorShe has been the recipient of many awards, such as: Author of the Year Award, Most Influential Women Award, Kids’ Choice Award, Second bestselling author of the decade, British Book Award, etc.
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