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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.
* BlondesAreEvil: Some of her blonde characters are based off of people who were mean to her in life. Some blondes are good, but only if they're nice to the main characters.
* CreatorBreakdown: She had one when a few chapters of her new project ''[[PerspectiveFlip Midnight Sun]]'' were leaked on the internet.
** And then one followed when the ''Breaking Dawn'' backlash hit and ''The Host'' movie didn't do well.
* 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''.
* FanNickname: Smeyer.
* GenderBender: She is currently rewriting 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'''.