Posted by: Date: April 21, 2014 In: ,

Best-selling Author, and Alum, Comes to PLU


Marissa Meyer ’04 came to the PLU campus in February for her book release and signing of “Cress.” The crowd filled the Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. (Photo by John Froschauer / PLU)

Barbara Clements
PLU Marketing & Communications

Pacific Lutheran University alumnus Marissa Meyer will be on campus April 24 to talk about her career and her very popular series, The Lunar Chronicles. Her talk will take place at the Anderson University Center in the Regency Room, at 6 p.m.

Meyer ’04 last came to PLU in February for her official book release and signing party for Cress, her newest book in the series. Meyer graduated from PLU with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing in 2004. In a recent interview, Meyer said that a writing career requires self-motivation and discipline.

“A career in writing requires a lot of self-motivation, and being able to stay ahead on your deadlines as you work through multiple rounds of revision and editing, and ultimately create the best book you can,” she said.

“In the end, all the work and effort is so worthwhile,” she said. “I get to do what I love to do, write the stories I’m passionate about, create characters that I love. I feel lucky every day that this is my job. My time at PLU, where I earned a Bachelor’s in Creative Writing, provided me with two invaluable skills. First, the ability to take criticism on my writing without taking it personally, and to use that feedback to improve both the story and my abilities as a writer.”

Cress marks the completion of her third novel, with a fourth book scheduled for release in 2014. This event is presented by the Department of English and the Division of Humanities.