{Interview} Marissa Meyer, Author of The Lunar Chronicles

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I've previously reviewed CINDER, SCARLET, and CRESS,
as well Lunar Chronicles novellas

Marissa Meyer has previously stopped by A Backwards Story to Take A Peek Inside Cress's Black Folder and see Ten Things That Changed From Scarlet's First Draft!

An interview with 
Marissa Meyer

Marissa Meyer is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and three demanding cats. She’s a fan of most things geeky (Sailor Moon, Firefly, any occasion that requires a costume), and has been in love with fairy tales since she was a child. She may or may not be a cyborg.

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If your life was a Disney movie, which would it be...and which character would best represent you?

Probably Cinderella! Though I was never in "rags," I feel like I've nevertheless undergone a sort of rags-to-riches transformation since my books have been published. I still very clearly remember the days of dreaming and wishing and hoping that someday I could be a professional writer, just like Cinderella would dream about life outside of her droll existence with her stepfamily. And now all those dreams have come true, and in many ways that even I never could have imagined. It's been a crazy few years, getting to meet so many fans and hear about how my books have impacted their lives, receiving awards and hitting best seller lists, meeting tons of other authors that I admire, and so many other surreal moments. And the best part: every day I get to daydream and come up with stories and call it my job. Very happily-ever-after. It feels like a dream I've yet to wake up from!

Which fairytale villain would you never want to reform and why?

I love hearing the "backstories" behind villains and trying to figure out what makes them tick and what justifications they can give for their wicked ways. That said, I think there are villains out there that need no explanation - they can be evil for evil's sake! For me, Bluebeard is one of those. Although I love the story of Bluebeard and would definitely consider writing a retelling someday, part of the horror factor is that Bluebeard is a serial-killer masquerading as a powerful man and apparently doting husband! How creepy! He's one villain that I think I'd be happy to leave as straight psychotic... although, who knows? Even he might surprise me someday.

Which fairytale mode of transportation would you want to try out?(eg. Cinderella's pumpkin coach, seven league boots, ship, flying carpet, etc...)

This might be more mythology than fairy tale, but I'm going to go with a Unicorn. Wait, no - a Pegasus! That would be amazing.


Dragon or kraken?


Mermaid or princess?

Princess. Unless we could find a way to have underwater books?

Hero or villain?


Prince or knight?

Knight - shining armor and all!

Befriend the birds or the mice?

Birds. They seem to be much more useful when it comes to exacting vengeance...  ^.~
O F F I C I A L   I N F O:

Title:  CINDER
Author: Marissa Meyer
Release Date: Jan. 3, 2012
Publisher: Macmillan / Feiwel and Friends

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . . 

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.
O F F I C I A L   I N F O:

Author: Marissa Meyer
Release Date: Feb. 5, 2013
Publisher: Macmillan / Feiwel and Friends

Cinder returns in the second thrilling installment of the New York Times-bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive. 

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother and the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she has no choice but to trust him, though he clearly has a few dark secrets of his own. 

As Scarlet and Wolf work to unravel one mystery, they find another when they cross paths with Cinder. Together, they must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen who will do anything to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner.
O F F I C I A   I N F O:

Title: CRESS
Author: Marissa Meyer
Release Date: Feb. 4, 2014

Rapunzel’s tower is a satellite. She can’t let down her hair—or her guard. 

In this third book in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army. 

Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker—unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. 

When a daring rescue goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can.