Marissa Meyer is the New York Time's bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles. She received her Bachelor's in Creative Writing and Children's Literature from Pacific Lutheran University, and went on to receive a Master's in Publishing from Pace University. (She knows her stuff) Before her wildly popular book series, she worked as an editor in Seattle and even became a freelance typesetter and proofreader. She currently lives in Tacoma, Washington.
I think the most charming thing about Marissa is that she is a big geek like me. Some may have first discovered Marissa under her pen name "Alicia Blade" on Fanfiction.net. There she wrote Sailor Moon fan fiction. She is a Moonie enthusiast who enjoys cosplay, and I'm sure she geeks out on the Sailor Moon Crystal reboot.
Her debut novel Cinder echoes her love of the 90s anime and reinvents the classic fairy tales we all know and love. Her writing style is full of plot and intrigue that is fast paced and engaging. I have fallen in love with her works and I look forward to reading more from her.
The Lunar Chronicles:
Cinder (January 2012)
Scarlet (February 2013)
Cress (February 2014)
Fairest: Levana's Story (February 2015)
Winter (Coming November 2015)
"Glitches" (Prequel to Cinder)
"The Queen's Army" (Prequel to Scarlet)