Stephenie Meyer Makes Forbes Powerful Women Authors List

Forbes Magazine which has previously included Stephenie Meyer in other power rankings, has just included her in the number four position on their Powerful Women Authors list.

“The women selected for this list are powerful because of their ability to influence us through their words and ideas. Collectively, these women hold readers captivated with stories of fantastical worlds, suspense and drama, insights into the complexities of minority experiences and cultures, and fresh takes on societal issues and expectations…not to mention, book sales of up to 800M copies sold and a wealth of prestigious awards and recognition including Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes.

In other words, these 10 women can tell (and sell) a good story.

Although there are many more women throughout history who have proven to be powerful authors, this list is limited to those who are living, with a focus on personal narrative and fiction writers.”

Check it out on Forbes!

Via TwiExaminer


  1. Stephenie Meyer certainly deserves the recognition. Where would the paranormal romance or vampire genres be today without her? But I also think there are other cultural ripple effects, more subtle but perhaps just as potent. Having characters who would otherwise be monsters but who choose not to be is a powerful statement in itself.

    Meyer also deserves more respect as an author from critics and certain fellow authors. Writing is ultimately about storytelling, and the magic of that is drawing readers into a story and caring about the characters. And Meyer has accomplished that in spades.

  2. MeyaRose says:

    Wow, ALL of the women on that list are totally awesome. I love Toni Morrison and Joyce Carol Oates and Maya Angelou and Alice Walker and JK Rowling. They are all INCREDIBLE modern writers. I’m not really familiar with the rest of them, although I’ve certainly heard of Danielle Steele…

  3. I love she is on that list, and think she should be a little higher, like above Danielle Steele lol Congrats Stephenie!


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