Meyer: the New JK Rowling
Vampire author gaining on Rowling's popularity
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2008 9:39 AM CST

(Newser) – Have we finally found the next JK Rowling? Even Brits are starting to admit Twilight creator Stephenie Meyer is coming close, the Daily Telegraph reports. The 34-year-old Mormon author of a series of swoon-worthy novels about teen vampires has a similar “out of nowhere” story, and her book and movie sales are starting to give Harry, if not a run for his money, at least cause for concern.

Like Rowling, Meyer juggled a book and a baby—although it was in the comfort of her own home, with a hubby backing her up. Her first three books have sold more than 25 million copies worldwide, compared with Rowling’s 400 million—but Meyer’s third knocked Harry himself off the best-seller list, and the first film grossed $70 million opening weekend. So you tell us, Potter: Worried yet?