Stephenie Meyer may not be a teenager, but she certainly knows how to capture one's attention. After almost single-handedly bringing vampires back into the spotlight, the author of the massively popular Twilight series has become an icon herself. So for that, we celebrate Stephenie's 36th birthday!
Did you know that Stephenie had never written so much as a short story before Twilight? Now, the four-book series has gone on to sell over 85 million copies worldwide. Of course, Twi-hards know all about the movie adaptations of the novels, which have catapulted the careers of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner.
Last year, Stephenie made Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People" list, and scored a spot on Forbes' 2009 Celebrity 100 list, which names the world's most powerful celebrities. It looks like she has plenty to celebrate this Christmas Eve. Happy birthday, Stephenie!