Summit Entertainment optioned Twilight in April 2007. " Before becoming an author Meyer's only professional work was as a receptionist in a property company. In 2008 the four books of the series claimed the top four spots on USA Today's year-end bestseller list making Meyer the first author to ever achieve this feat as well as being the bestselling author of the year.
Stephenie Meyer (née Morgan; pron. 5 million books in 2009. In 2010 Forbes ranked her as the #59 most powerful celebrity with annual earnings of $40 million.