RENEGADES, the first book in my new duology is on sale November 7, 2017! Learn more at THEUNIVERSEOFMARISSAMEYER.COM.

One of my first spoken words was "story" (right along with "bath" and "cookie"), my favorite toy as an infant was a soft, squishable book, and I've wanted to be a writer since I first realized such a job existed.

When I was fourteen my best friend introduced me to anime and fanfiction-over the years I would complete over forty Sailor Moon fanfics under the penname Alicia Blade. Those so inclined can still find my first stories at Writing fanfic turned out to be awesome fun and brought me in contact with an amazing group of fanfiction readers and writers. As Alicia Blade, I also had a novelette, "The Phantom of Linkshire Manor," published in the gothic romance anthology Bound in Skin (CatsCurious Press, 2007).

When I was sixteen I worked at The Old Spaghetti Factory in Tacoma, Washington, affectionately termed "The Spag." (Random factoid: This is also the restaurant where my parents met some 25 years before.) I attended Pacific Lutheran University where I sorted mail that came to the dorm, carted tables and chairs around campus, and took writing classes, eventually earning a Bachelor's degree in Creative Writing and Children's Literature. Knowing I wanted a career in books, I would also go on to receive a Master's degree in Publishing from Pace University. After graduation, I worked as an editor in Seattle for a while before becoming a freelance typesetter and proofreader.

Then, day of days, someone thought it would be a good idea to give me a book deal, so I became a full-time writer. CINDER was my first novel, followed by SCARLET, CRESS, FAIREST, WINTER, and STARS ABOVE. Then I wrote HEARTLESS, an Alice and Wonderland retelling, followed by WIRES AND NERVE, my first graphic novel set in the world of The Lunar Chronicles! RENEGADES is my newest novel, though I have an adorable collection of unfinished ones lying around too.
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