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I live in Tacoma, Washington, with my fiancé and our two cats. In addition to my slight obsession with books and writing, I'm big on road-tripping, wine-tasting, and hunting for antiques. I'm represented by Jill Grinberg.

CINDER, my debut novel, is a futuristic re-envisioning of Cinderella in which Cinder is a cyborg mechanic. Release date: 3 Jan 2012.


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Marissa Meyer I'd have to check this to be sure, but I believe Levana literally means "Queen of the Moon."

I try to give most of my characters meaningful names like…more
I'd have to check this to be sure, but I believe Levana literally means "Queen of the Moon."

I try to give most of my characters meaningful names like that, and many of them are inspired by their fairy tale counterparts, too. I will often change a character's name multiple times until I find one that feels just perfect!(less)
Marissa Meyer If I could go back and change something, I would make the Lunar gift less powerful. Winter is mostly set on Luna, so we're in a society surrounded by…moreIf I could go back and change something, I would make the Lunar gift less powerful. Winter is mostly set on Luna, so we're in a society surrounded by people with the ability to manipulate and control, and it's really complicated parts of the plot for me! I've been able to make it work just fine, but I could have saved myself a lot of heartache by putting more restrictions on Lunars from the start.(less)
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“Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a Time.”
Marissa Meyer, Cinder

“I don't know. I don't actually remember anything from before the surgery."

His eyebrows rose, his blue eyes sucking in all the light of the room. "The cybernetic opetation?"

"No, the sex change."

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message 106: by Francis

Francis Me encantan las Crónicas Lunares¡¡ son excepcionales...
Aquí un pequeño pero cariñoso homenaje:

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Muchísimas Gracias¡¡¡


message 105: by Marissa

Marissa Meyer Eris wrote: "Congratulations on becoming a foster parent Marissa!"

Thank you! <3


message 104: by Eris

Eris Congratulations on becoming a foster parent Marissa!


message 103: by Marissa

Marissa Meyer Alisha wrote: "Dear, Marissa Meyer
Is there going to be another book signing in Washington soon for fairest or any of your other books
that is near by Redmond or near Third Place books like you were in 2014. I w..."


I'm sorry you couldn't make it down for the launch event. I'm afraid I don't have any Seattle events currently scheduled. The closest is at the Auburn library in June.


message 102: by Marissa

Marissa Meyer Haley wrote: "Hi thanks for accepting my friend request i love the lunar chronicles just one question why did the push back the date for winter? Also merry Christmas and have a fantastic 2015!!!"

Thank you! Winter got pushed back because I needed more time with it, and also because it makes more sense to read Fairest first. I hope you'll enjoy them both!


message 101: by Alisha

Alisha Dear, Marissa Meyer
Is there going to be another book signing in Washington soon for fairest or any of your other books
that is near by Redmond or near Third Place books like you were in 2014. I would like to come to a book signing but Tacoma is to far away from where I live.
- Alisha S.


message 100: by Haley (last edited Dec 25, 2014 06:53AM)

Haley Georgi Hi thanks for accepting my friend request i love the lunar chronicles just one question why did the push back the date for winter? Also merry Christmas and have a fantastic 2015!!!


message 99: by Marissa

Marissa Meyer Steph wrote: "Thank You for accepting me as a friend!!! I have just starting reading the The Lunar Chronicles. LOVE!!!! I am reading book 2 now. I love your writing style. I THANK THANK YOU for making my TBR the..."

<3

Thanks, Steph! I hope you'll enjoy the rest of the series just as much!!


message 98: by Marissa

Marissa Meyer Stacy wrote: "Alicia Blade, how proud I am of how far you've come. I used to read your SM fanfics in high school. When you've pen name was attached to something, I knew I'd love it. I actually discovered your Lu..."

Thanks, Stacy! I always love hearing from fanfic readers - I sincerely hope you'll enjoy the books as much as the SM stories!


message 97: by Steph

Steph Thank You for accepting me as a friend!!! I have just starting reading the The Lunar Chronicles. LOVE!!!! I am reading book 2 now. I love your writing style. I THANK THANK YOU for making my TBR the BEST
this YEAR!!!
Happy Holidays!!!
Steph


message 96: by Stacy

Stacy Alicia Blade, how proud I am of how far you've come. I used to read your SM fanfics in high school. When you've pen name was attached to something, I knew I'd love it. I actually discovered your Lunar Chronicles series when I went to look at your Alicia Blade profile to see if there was anything new by you. It was a pleasant surprise to see that there was something new from you, and it made it to the NYT Bestsellers list. I was so happy that so many more people would be able to enjoy your work. Keep on typing. Whatever you write is sure to be brilliant.


message 95: by Marissa

Marissa Meyer Lara wrote: "Uhm, I am still at loss for words when I saw that you accepted my request. Uhm. I'm actually refraining myself. OMG.

OMG. THANK YOU SO MUCH! YOU ARE SO AWESOME AND I LOVE THE LUNAR CHRONICLES OH G..."



:D Thank you for the friend request! I'm glad you're enjoying the books.


message 94: by Lara

Lara Joy Uhm, I am still at loss for words when I saw that you accepted my request. Uhm. I'm actually refraining myself. OMG.

OMG. THANK YOU SO MUCH! YOU ARE SO AWESOME AND I LOVE THE LUNAR CHRONICLES OH GOD AND I'M SQUIRMING FOR THE NEXT INSTALLATION AND OH GOD OH GOD I AM JUST SO HAPPY.

*turns off fangirl mode*

Sorry about that lol <3


Stephanie Thanks for accepting my friend request!! You're an amazing writer!:)


message 92: by Marissa

Marissa Meyer Naw, thank YOU guys for all the friend requests!! So glad you're enjoying the books. <3 <3 <3


message 91: by тeaм cнaol (last edited Sep 16, 2014 09:24AM)

тeaм cнaol You accepted my request...!!!Gosh I havent fangirled this much.I love your books and I love your characters and I love your brain and I love your writing...Gosh you are amazingly awesome! :)
I'm only alive for winter!


message 90: by Malec

Malec hi!!!! I loooooove ur books so happy when u accepted!!!


message 89: by Julia

Julia Hi Marissa! Thank you so much for accepting my friend request. I am absolutely loving The Lunar Chronicles!


Melanie Thanks for accepting my friend request, your books are amazing I can't wait for Winter to come out.


Patricia Patricia wrote: "Than you so much for accepting my friend request! :D
It made my day, I hope you have a good night. <3


p.s: I can't wait to finish scarlet and start cress. (I already pre-ordered Fairest)and then ..."



Patricia Than you so much for accepting my friend request! :D
It made my day, I hope you have a good night. <3


p.s: I can't wait to finish scarlet and start cress. (I already pre-ordered Fairest)and then winter :D
Thank you for making the characters so relatable in certain way. I hope I can meet you one day, and fan-girl a little about books and games and such.


message 85: by Jesikah

Jesikah Sundin Hi Marissa - thank you for accepting my friend request. I write soft-cyberpunk sci-fi with medieval undertones and squealed when I came across your series. Twisted fairy tales are simply irresistible. I live in Monroe, WA, so maybe we'll bump into each other at a writing/book event sometime :) I wish you continued success!


BooksLover Thank you for accepting my friend request! I just want to tell you that you write such an amazing stories that I really love and I want to wish you more and more success in your career because you deserve it!


message 83: by Sophia

Sophia Thanks for accepting the friends request! You are soooo amazing! I can't wait for Heartless! (Even though Winter was pushed back ;). I would automatically buy pretty much any book you ever write!)


message 82: by Jenni

Jenni COURT ORDER! You are accused of crawlin into my heart,(¯`•.•´¯) (¯`•.•´¯)
*`•.¸(¯`•.•´¯)¸.•´ ♥
☆ ♥ `•.¸.•´ ♥ º ☆.¸¸.•´¯`♥ hijackin my smiles with your awesomeness. How do you plead??? GUILTY?! You are sentenced to be my friend for life! NO BAIL!! Copy and paste to all your friends including me! If you get 3 back your friendship is worth keeping. ♥


message 81: by zach

zach Just want to let you know that I love your writing. I am a big fan! Please don't stop writing, cause you're very very very good at it...
Thanks for accepting my friend request by the way.


message 80: by Dzemo

Dzemo Sh Thanks for accepting my friend request.

I love The Lunar Chronicles series, and I can't wait for Winter to come out. I need it SOON!

As I've also been wanting to write stories based on fairy tales and legends, you've been a huge inspiration and influence. I love all your work!

Thanks for sharing your lovely stories, you're amazing!


message 79: by Marissa

Marissa Meyer Thanks, Lauren! I wish you a lot of inspiration with your story - remember to have fun with it!


message 78: by Marissa

Marissa Meyer T.J. wrote: "Hi Marissa,
I would just like to thank you for accepting my friend request! I'm a young writer who dreams of being published and I'm just inspired by the creativity of your story. It's pretty rare..."


Thank you, T.J.! I wish you much inspiration and success with your writing.


message 77: by T.J.

T.J. Hi Marissa,
I would just like to thank you for accepting my friend request! I'm a young writer who dreams of being published and I'm just inspired by the creativity of your story. It's pretty rare when I find an author I have a lot of respect for, but I'm grateful to those authors when I do.

Thank you for writing such a brilliant story and I wish you the utmost greatest success for all of it.


message 76: by Marissa

Marissa Meyer Karla wrote: "Marissa,

You're awesome.
I'm a big fan of The Lunar Chronicles saga, really.

I'm from Mexico and read the books in spanish and now can't wait for read Cress (well, even if I have to read it in E..."



Thank you, Karla! I'm so glad you're enjoying the books, and I hope Cress comes to Mexico soon!


message 75: by Karla

Karla Velázquez Marissa,

You're awesome.
I'm a big fan of The Lunar Chronicles saga, really.

I'm from Mexico and read the books in spanish and now can't wait for read Cress (well, even if I have to read it in English)

My favorite character is Wolf and Captain Thorne. Oh and Kai. Really you do something great with the male characters that make me fall in love with each.

Although I also love Cinder, Scarlet and Peony.

But, by God, WOLF.

Have a great day :))

xo


message 74: by Grace

Grace Thank you for accepting the friend request!


message 73: by Vienna

Vienna Thankyou for accepting my friend request! I started Cinder today (well actually yesterday but I read a frew pages then) AND I LOVE IT! This story is zo brilliant and such a fast read!


message 72: by Raxa

Raxa Such an honor! XD Thank you for accepting :))


message 71: by Matty

Matty I love all of your book covers! Cress' is so beautiful.


Angelica Thanks for accepting! You are one of my favorite authors EVER! I cannot wait for Winter and your next book Heartless! I bet they will be just as awesome.


message 69: by Erynne

Erynne Thank you for accepting my friend request! I am such a huge fan of yours! :)


Dillon  Clay  Asher Marissa, thanx for accepting my friend request :)


message 67: by Alan

Alan D.D. Thanks for friending me! I Hope one day you're books come to Venezuela! hugs!


message 66: by Bu

Bu Thanks for friending me <3 you're fantastic!! Can't wait for Cress nor Heartless !!!


message 65: by Mary

Mary Marissa wrote: "Mary wrote: "Marissa,

Can you spill some about what your next "project" will be like? As in are they more fairy tales or something entirely different?"



Hi Mary,

Yes, I am currently working on ..."


Wow! I can't wait to read Winter and as you are one of my favorite authors I will definitely check out anything you write! Good luck and thank you for the reply! :)


message 64: by May

May Thank you for adding me to your friends' list!!! :) May A Noah


message 63: by Marissa

Marissa Meyer Mary wrote: "Marissa,

Can you spill some about what your next "project" will be like? As in are they more fairy tales or something entirely different?"




Hi Mary,

Yes, I am currently working on draft #2 of Winter. And I can tell you that the next project is YA fantasy, but that's all I can say about it right now. I hope you'll enjoy!


message 62: by Mary

Mary Marissa,

Can you spill some about what your next "project" will be like? As in are they more fairy tales or something entirely different?


message 61: by Mary

Mary Marissa,

Not to be too nosy haha but have you already finished a draft of Winter? Sorry I just see the cover mocking me right there haha:)


Em (The Book Butterfly) Thanks for accepting my friend request! I absolutely cannot wait for Cress!!!!!!!!!!!! Cinder & Scarlet were really good!


message 58: by Buffy

Buffy Tessa wrote: "Please come to Hawaii for a book signing!!!!!! No one comes here :("

no one comes to Malaysia either /: i feel you bro D:


Sняιѕнтι ~ qυєєη σƒ тнє ηєω вяσкєη ѕcєηє I'd be even more honoured than I am now for you accepting my friend request if I had read Cinder. I REALLY WANT TO READ CINDER!!!


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