Stephenie Meyer (Writer, Producer) is a bestselling author and film producerwho has gained worldwide recognition for her original and captivating stories, with unprecedented success for her book-turned-film series, Twilight. In 2011, Meyer started Fickle Fish Films, her production company with producing partner, Meghan Hibbett. Inspired by the process of translating her best-selling series to the screen, Meyer aims to help fellow authors transition their work into feature films. Meyer and Hibbett will work with new and established filmmakers to produce smart, compelling and entertaining material, and simultaneously discover new literary talent and help bring their stories to life on screen.
Under the Fickle Fish banner, Meyer recently wrapped shooting on The Host, an adaptation of her novel, starring Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger, Jake Abel, Max Irons, and William Hurt, directed by Andrew Niccol. Fickle Fish spent much of 2011 producing both parts of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn as well as the film adaptation of New York Times Bestselling author Shannon Hale’s Austenland, directed by Jerusha Hess and starring Keri Russell, Bret Mckenzie, Jennifer Coolidge, JJ Feild and Jane Seymour. Austenland premiered at Sundance 2013 and will be released this summer by Sony Pictures Worldwide. Meyer most recently announced that she would be producing an adaptation of Lois Duncan’s classic Down a Dark Hall,as well as an adaptation of the popular ghost story Anna Dressed in Blood.
Best known for her #1 bestselling Twilight saga series, Meyer’s four-book collection has sold over 116 million copies globally in over 50 countries, with translations in 49 different languages. Meyer was the highest-selling author of 2008 and 2009 in the United States, having sold over 29 million books in 2008, and 26.5 million books in 2009. In 2008, Meyer also released The Host, which debuted at #1 on The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. So far, The Host has sold over 3 million copies in 42 countries, with translations in 40 different languages. Additionally, USA Today declared Meyer “Author of the Year,” citing that she had done something that no one else had in the 15 years of the USA Today bestselling book list— she swept the top four slots in 2008. Meyer also accomplished this feat in 2009, when The Twilight Saga once again dominated the top of the bestseller list. All together, her books have spent over 303 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List.
Stephenie Meyer graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English Literature. She lives in Arizona with her husband and sons.