Stephenie Meyer: The Unauthorized Biography of the Creator of the Twilight Saga

 
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Stephenie Meyer: The Unauthorized Biography of the Creator of the Twilight Saga
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December 07, 2009
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The romance of vampire Edward and human Bella in the books Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn has captured the imaginations of millions of readers and become an amazing success story. No less amazing is the story of how an unknown Arizona wife and mother, Stephenie Meyer, became a superstar author.
In this revealing biography, fans of all things Twilight will follow their favorite writer on her roller-coaster ride to bestselling author—from a childhood steeped in great literature, to a comfortable domestic life, and finally to that fateful dream one night that thrust Stephenie Meyer into a world she could only have imagined.
In this book you will discover:
* An exclusive interview with Stephenie’s creative writing teacher who reveals what kind of student she was
* The in-depth story of how Twilight started with a dream and became a reality
* The tension Stephenie experienced in writing Twilight in secret
* The challenges and pitfalls involved in her books reaching the silver screen
* Stephenie’s possible plans for the future
* And much more!

With eight pages of full-color photos, original interviews with people who are a part of Meyer’s life, never-before-revealed details, and info on all of her fabulous books, this biography is a must-have for every Twilight fan.

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In 2004 I happened to be at the Maui Writer's Conference attending the YA/children part of the conference. One workshop had Jodi Reamer who told us about this one huge deal that just happened in the YA world. She called it a YA Alice Rice vampire series. I was curious about this series and once I returned home I looked up the author Stephenie Meyer, who I found was an alumuni of BYU, the same college where I graduated. As a matter of fact she attended four years after I graduated.

I admit, I loved Twilight. I'm a huge fan of Jacob.

In the book The Unauthorized Biography of The Creator of The Twilight Saga, Marc Shapiro shows us who Stephenie Meyer is and what was behind the whole Twilight saga. Most of this information is common knowledge like the dream that started Meyer writing. What isn't known is little facts like her name--which isn't Stephanie like I thought but rather Stephenie. Her father wanted to add 'ie' to the end of his name.

I wanted to know more on how she deals with her fantasy writing and her faith. Orson Scott Card, another LDS writer, does a great job of describing his own journey. What I felt was lacking in this book was I didn't think the author dug deep enough into exploring this. Especially the controversy back in 2009 when her Twilight books were pulled from Deseret Bookstores in Utah.

Also I wanted to know more about her. What kinds of struggles and conflicts did she have along the way. The book describes her childhood as something similar to The Brady Bunch only they didn't have Alice. This is where you can tell the author didn't interview Meyer. Most of the info anyone can find on the Internet.

Still if you're a Twilight fan and want to know something behind the creator of this huge saga, this is a good book to start with.
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