Marissa Meyer: Biography

Marissa Meyer

19 feb 1984

Marissa Meyer is an American young adult novelist. Meyer’s debut novel, Cinder (2012), was a New York Times bestseller, and is the first of her Lunar Chronicles series which includes Scarlet (2013), Cress (2014), Winter (2015), and Fairest (2015). In 2013 she received a contract with Feiwel and Friends for a young adult series featuring the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. The first book, Heartless, of the two book series, has a release date of February 2016.

A lifelong book lover, Marissa Meyer has wanted to be a writer ever since she knew it was an occupation. At age fourteen, a friend introduced her to anime and fanfiction, which led her on a journey that produced over forty fanfics (the Sailor Moon series), under the pen name Alicia Blade). Also under the name Alicia Blade, she produced a novelette, ‘The Phantom of Linkshire Manor,’ which was published in the gothic romance anthology, Bound in Skin (2007)

Meyer attended Pacific Lutheran University, where she earned a BA in Creative Writing and Children’s Literature. She went on to pursue a Master’s in Publishing from Pace University, a reputable school in New York City that offers an online graduate program in publishing.

After graduating from Pace University, and before receiving her current book deal, Marissa Meyer worked as an editor in Seattle, and then as a freelance typesetter and proofreader. In addition to the book she is currently working on, she is surrounded by a number of partially completed manuscripts. She lives with her husband and three cats, enjoys re-watching episodes of Firefly, and dressing up.