meyer-smpMarissa Meyer got her start writing fanfiction for the popular magic-girl anime Sailor Moon, and she thinks it’s kind of amazing that there is now fanfic based on her own books. She also loves Firefly, any occasion where she gets to wear a costume, and tell-ing people the little-known gory versions of Grimm’s fairy tales. She lives in Tacoma with her husband and three cats. She may or may not be a cyborg.

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2014 Workshop: Old Tale, New Twist

Fairy tales, mythology, classic literature – our world is full of iconic and memorable stories, and those stories often provide fodder for writers who want to create something that’s entirely their own. In this workshop, we’ll talk about brainstorming techniques, how to play around with reader expectations, and different strategies for giving new life to old tales.

“Marissa Meyers was my favorite because I felt like she was really fixed on interacting with the kids.  I love that!  Plus, the class helped my creativity flow.” ~EMS student

Featured books:

CinderCinder by Marissa Meyeryoutube
Lunar Chronicles, book #1
grades 7-10

As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.

ScarletScarlet by Marissa Meyeryoutube
Lunar Chronicles, book #2
grades 7-10

Scarlet Benoit and Wolf, a street fighter who may have information about her missing grandmother, join forces with Cinder as they try to stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana in this story inspired by Little Red Riding Hood.

CressCress by Marissa Meyer
Lunar Chronicles, book #3
grades 7-10
Release date Feb. 4, 2014

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