Net Worth :
140 million dollars
Date of Birth :
December 24, 1973
Country of Citizenship :
Stephenie Meyer is an American author known for her vampire romance series Twilight. The novels have been sold over 100 million copies globally and are recognized worldwide. Meyer was the bestselling author of both 2008 and 2009, with more than 29 million copies sold in 2008 alone. In 2009, she sold an extra 26.5 million books.
Meyer is the second eldest of three sisters and three brothers. She grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. Meyer attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where she majored in English. Stephenie says that the idea for Twilight came to her in a dream on June 2, 2003, the transcript of which is now Chapter 13 of the book. After writing and editing the novel, she signed a three-book deal with Little, Brown and Company.
Meyer has gained a following among young adult readers for her novels centered on a teenager named Isabella Swan, nicknamed Bella, and her vampire love, Edward Cullen. The novels are set in the small town of Forks on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. Thanks to Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse, the city of Forks has received unusual attention and has even hosted an "I Love Edward" party in honor of the author.