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Stephenie Meyer is best known for authoring the Twilight book series, which was later adapted for a film franchise.
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Twilight was released in 2005 to rave reviews, quickly becoming a best-seller. An active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Meyer had eschewed strong sexuality in her writing, supplanting it with florid sensuality—a draw for her numerous (and primarily female) readers. Like J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter franchise,
Meyer's book bridged the gap between teen and adult fiction. She also increased her popularity through her online accessibility, and frequently made herself available to her fan base.
Twilight was honored as a New York Times "Editor's Choice and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year." The following year, Meyer published her sophomore effort, the sequel New Moon, and sold the film rights to Twilight. With the third and fourth installments, Eclipse (2007) and Breaking Dawn (2008), Meyer's series has sold more 250 million copies, and has been translated into 37 languages. The books were also adapted for a film series amassing five installments, including The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2, released in November 2012. Grossing nearly $200 million domestically, the Twilight film series stars Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan), Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen) and Taylor Lautner (Jacob Black).
In 2008, Meyer released her first non-Twilight work. The Host, a grittier novel targeted at an adult audience, features an alien romance instead. Meyer's Twilight books, as well as the film franchise, continue to garner media and fan attention.
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