Interview with Marissa Meyer

Recently I contacted Marissa Meyer, author of The Lunar Chronicles, through Goodreads and I asked her some questions. So here is my interview with Marissa.

Q.  What inspired you to become a writer? 

A.  I always wanted to be a writer, ever since I was a little kid and learned that such a job existed, and you could even get paid for it! I had a really big imagination growing up and I always loved to read, so the thought that someday people might read my stories, too, was a huge motivator and is now a dream come true. 

Q.  Are you writing any other books beside the Lunar Chronicles?

A.  Yes - I hope that this is just the start of a long writing career! My first book to follow the Chronicles will be HEARTLESS, a prequel to Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" focused on the Queen of Hearts. After that I hope to start a new series, which I think is going to be based on superheroes and supervillains.

Q.  Do you ever wonder what your life would be like if you hadn't written Cinder?

A.  Oh, I imagine it wouldn't have changed much from where I was before the book sold. I would still be working as a freelance proofreader and typesetter, which was my job before I became a full-time writer, and I really enjoyed that job. I would also still be writing and attempting
to sell a book - I would have kept trying until the day I died.

Q.  Who are your favorite authors? Have you ever met one of those authors?

A.  There are so many brilliant authors, especially in today's YA market, and I've been lucky to meet many of them, and even consider many to now be dear friends! Some of my personal favorites are Leigh Bardugi (SHADOW AND BONE), Rosemary Clement-Moore (SPIRIT AND DUST), and Robin LaFevers (GRAVE MERCY). That's just the tip of the iceburg, though - there are many, many writers that I admire greatly!

Q.   What was your favorite book as a kid?

A.  I'm not sure I had just one favorite, but I do remember reading Anne of Green Gables over and over again. I felt such an affinity with Anne and her overactive imagination. She was definitely my fictional kindred spirit! (Except for the whole orphan thing...)



  1. What a great interview!! Thanks for sharing it :)
    New follower, btw.

    Diamond @ Dee's Reads

  2. It was fun to do and thank you for following I will check out your blog:)