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->"If you're not writing for teenage girls, you're missing out on a lot of love."
-->-- '''Stephenie Meyer''' in an [[http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20049578_2,00.html interview]] with ''Entertainment Weekly''

[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Stephenie]] Meyer (born 1973) is best known for writing the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' saga, and has also written another book, ''Literature/TheHost''.
* AuthorAppeal: Meyer has gone on record and stated that she's attracted to both Edward and Jacob.
* AuthorAvatar: Her character [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Bella Swan]] seems to be this according to her haters, although Meyer claims that she is meant to be a kind of placeholder for female readers to project themselves on.
** The AuthorAvatar claim is said to be supported by a strong physical resemblance... and that's pretty much it. They are indeed both white women with brown hair and brown eyes, just like 50 % of her readers. Interestingly, Bella is actually the first name she wanted to give to a daughter who was never born.
** The name "[[Literature/TheHost Melanie Strider]]" is suspiciously similar to "Stephenie Meyer," even though, as before, this character only looks a little like her.
* AuthorVocabularyCalendar: Meyer seems to have a bad habit of over-using the word "chagrin" in her stories. One short story of hers uses "chagrin" and variations of the word at least three times.
* CreatorCameo: Shows up in the movie version of ''Twilight'' at a restaurant.
** She's also a guest at Bella and Edward's wedding in ''Breaking Dawn-Part 1''.
* DeaderThanDisco: The sharp decline in Twilight's popularity alongside Meyer's non-Twilight work being considered flops have not been kind to her career aspirations. Many, including former fans, see her today as a one-note author, and that's the kindest summary. The trope page itself goes into greater detail.
* GenderBender: She has rewritten Twilight (again) with this in mind, changing the genders of Bella, Edward, and Jacob. Given Jacob's small presence in the original Twilight, yet his becoming "Julie" here, it seems she may be intending to republish the other books the same way to include him/her.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Extreme cases will spell her name Steph'''a'''nie Meyer'''s'''.