Thanks to the success of Meyer’s Twilight series, 2008 became the year of the vampire.
Low-profile author, Stephanie Meyer, makes her first appearance on the Forbes Power 100 at #26.
Ms Meyer sold 29 million books last year, releasing two new novels (Breaking Dawn and The Host) and selling hoards of paperbacks of what have become instant classics (Twilight, Eclipse and New Moon).
Last November, gothy fans camped out to catch the first film based on the series; Twilight grossed $70 million opening weekend. A partial rough draft of the fifth Twilight book leaked online last August; Meyer published the full draft on her Web site and announced the book wouldn’t be published.