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Professor defines allure of vampire films

STOCKTON, Calif., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- An English professor in Stockton, Calif., said vampire films are popular because vampires are "human-like" manifestations of evil.
'Breaking Dawn' headed to the big screen

'Breaking Dawn' headed to the big screen

BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The fourth installment in the "Twilight" film franchise was green-lit and will be shot in Portland, Ore., film industry sources said.

Dracula's 'memoirs' to be published

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. author R.H. Greene says he expects his book, "Incarnadine: The True Memoirs of Count Dracula," to appeal to adult fans of vampire literature.
Pattinson booked for 4th 'Twilight' film

Pattinson booked for 4th 'Twilight' film

CANNES, France, May 20 (UPI) -- British actor Robert Pattinson said at the Cannes film festival there will be a fourth installment of the "Twilight" film franchise and he will star in it.
David Slade to direct 3rd 'Twilight' flick

David Slade to direct 3rd 'Twilight' flick

LOS ANGELES, April 23 (UPI) -- British film director David Slade has been hired to head up "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," Summit Entertainment announced.
Campbell-Bower cast in 'Twilight'

Campbell-Bower cast in 'Twilight'

LONDON, March 30 (UPI) -- British newcomer Jamie Campbell-Bower says he has landed the key role of vampire leader Caius in "The Twilight Saga: New Moon."
Bayona set to direct 'Eclipse'

Bayona set to direct 'Eclipse'

LOS ANGELES, March 12 (UPI) -- Spanish filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona has been hired to direct "Eclipse," the third installment of the "Twilight" film franchise, Variety.com said.
Fanning cast in 'New Moon' role

Fanning cast in 'New Moon' role

LOS ANGELES, March 9 (UPI) -- Summit Entertainment has confirmed it cast U.S. actress Dakota Fanning in "New Moon," the sequel to last year's vampire blockbuster, "Twilight."
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Stephenie Meyer (born December 24, 1973), née Morgan, is an American author best known for her vampire romance series Twilight. The Twilight novels have gained worldwide recognition and sold over 100 million copies globally, with translations into 37 different languages. Meyer is also the author of the adult science-fiction novel The Host.

Meyer was the biggest selling author of both 2008 and 2009, having sold over 29 million books in 2008 alone, with Twilight being the best-selling book of the year. She sold an additional 26.5 million books in 2009, making her the first author to achieve this feat. Meyer was ranked #49 on Time magazine's list of the "100 Most Influential People in 2008", and was also included in the Forbes Celebrity 100 list of the world's most powerful celebrities in 2009, entering at #26. Her annual earnings exceeded $50 million. Also in 2010, Forbes ranked her as the #59 most powerful celebrity with annual earnings $40 million.

Stephenie Meyer was born in Hartford, Connecticut, to Stephen and Candy Morgan. She grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, with five siblings: Seth, Emily, Jacob, Paul, and Heidi. She attended Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. She then attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where she received a B.A. in English in 1997. Meyer met her husband Christian, nicknamed "Pancho", when she was growing up in Arizona, and married him in 1994 when they both were 21. Together they have three sons: Gabe, Seth, and Eli. Christian Meyer, formerly an auditor, has now retired to take care of the children.

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