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Stephenie has a new vampire book

By afterthebite · March 30, 2010 · 0 Comments · ·

WHAA??? Did anyone see this coming?

Stephenie Meyer announced today the upcoming release of a new "novella" titled The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. And what's more? She's going to make the whole book available to read for FREE online.

Seriously awesome stuff; here's what Stephenie says about it:

Actually, this has been a surprise to me, too. The reason why it's a surprise was that I never intended to publish this story as a stand-alone book. I began this story a long time ago—before Twilight was even released. Back then I was just editingEclipse, and in the thick of my vampire world. I was thinking a lot about the newborns, imagining their side of the story, and one thing led to another. I started writing from Bree's perspective about those final days, and what it was like to be a newborn.

This story was something that I worked on off and on for a while, just for fun, in between the times I was writing or editing other Twilight novels. Later, when the concept for The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide came up, I thought that might be a good place for Bree. Her story is a nice complement to Eclipse; it explains a lot of the things that Bella never knew.

Then I got the news: my "short story" was nearly 200 pages long when typeset. It was too long to fit into the Guide—without ending up with a tome as heavy as the Oxford English Dictionary. My publisher approached me with the idea of releasing the Bree story on its own. One of the major benefits of this plan was that it would be out before the movie, so people would get to know Bree before they saw her in the film. That made sense to me, and we decided to go ahead with it.

Read the rest of the information on Stephenie's site. SO EXCITED!!!


The Host to become a Movie!

By afterthebite · September 23, 2009 · 0 Comments · ·

Stephenie Meyer today confirms that there's a deal in the works for her novel The Host to be made into a motion picture.

Hey guys, great news! The Host is on its way to the big screen:
I'm so excited to be working with Nick Weschler, and Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz to bring The Host to a visual format. They've all been a dream to work with, so lovely and collaborative, and I feel like we're in a really good place to make a great movie together. And then to have Andrew Niccol writing and directing? Truly awesome. If you've never seen Gattaca, go watch it now. One of my favorite movies of all time. It's such a great example of character driven science fiction, which is ideal for The Host, no? I'm having an absolute blast imagining different dream casts, which I would post if people didn't take my silly blogs so seriously these days. I'm looking forward to seeing the cast lists you come up with in the fansite forums, and if any of them match mine. So, very exciting. Yay Host!

Stephenie Meyer leads stable of new Mormon writers

By afterthebite · March 2, 2009 · 0 Comments · ·

The Boston Globe has an article today that points out that Stephenie Meyer is just one of a growing group of Mormon writers that focus on young adult fiction.

That Mormon writers have come to loom large in an increasingly popular literary genre can be linked to several unique characteristics of their faith and culture: an aversion to the sex and swearing that prevails in adult fiction, a propensity for large families that often means a child-focused life, and an affinity for fantasy writing.

Read the full article here.



Stephenie Meyer tells Vogue magazine she is still an "amateur"

By afterthebite · February 28, 2009 · 0 Comments · ·

Big feature on Twilight author Stephenie Meyer in the March issue of Vogue magazine

Stephenie admits that she considers herself to be an amateur writer, but she does know her audience.

To her great credit, Meyer knows she is not Gertrude Stein. "I'm not a professional yet," she says. "I'm still just an amateur." But she knows her audience like Nielsen. "A twelve-year-old girl has already in her head imagined out fourteen different lives, including if she gets married, if she doesn't get married, if she falls in love with someone who lives in Paris," Meyer says. Indeed, one might argue her authorial success has something to do with her being surrounded by non-girls. "I live in a house filled with testosterone," she says. "There's always sports on my television, and there's nothing except hockey and scooters, and there's nothing of that side of myself left, and so it's great to have a different place to find it."

Read the full article here.

Stephen King says Stephenie Meyer "can't write worth a darn"

By afterthebite · February 3, 2009 · 0 Comments · ·

When USAWeekend interviewed Stephen King, he told us how he really feels, saying:

"Both Rowling and Meyer, they’re speaking directly to young people. ... The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn. She’s not very good."

Gosh, Stephen, I wish you would quit beating around the bush and tell us how you REALLY feel. He goes on to say:

"People are attracted by the stories, by the pace and in the case of Stephenie Meyer, it’s very clear that she’s writing to a whole generation of girls and opening up kind of a safe joining of love and sex in those books. It’s exciting and it’s thrilling and it's not particularly threatening because they’re not overtly sexual. A lot of the physical side of it is conveyed in things like the vampire will touch her forearm or run a hand over skin, and she just flushes all hot and cold. And for girls, that’s a shorthand for all the feelings that they’re not ready to deal with yet."

Now, can YOU be objective about this? What do YOU think about Stephen King's comments?

It's Official: Taylor IS going to play Jacob Black

By afterthebite · January 7, 2009 · 0 Comments · ·

Stephenie herself confirmed it today on her website - Taylor Lautner has been officially chosen to play Jacob Black in the upcoming movie version of New Moon.

Director Chris Weitz says that Taylor was "emotionally right" for the part and will be bringing a lot of depth to the character of Jacob Black.

Stephenie goes on to endorse the selection, stating that she was very much part of the decision.

One thing is sure...this is likely to assure Taylor of superstardom...

Read the full article here.

Stephenie Meyer vouches for new director of New Moon movie

By afterthebite · December 14, 2008 · 0 Comments · ·

Stephenie Meyer, author of New Moon, the latest book from the Twilight book series to be made into a movie, has posted an announcement on her website, proclaiming her excitement to have Chris Weitz on board as the newly designated director of the New Moon movie.

I am very pleased to announce that he's agreed to be a part of our Twilight world. I've had the chance to talk to Chris, and I can tell you that he is excited by the story and eager to keep the movie as close to the book as possible. He is also very aware of you, the fans, and wants to keep you all extremely happy. (Torches and pitchforks are not going to be necessary.)

I'm excited to work with Chris and I think he brings a lot to the table, not the least of which for me is that he wrote the screenplay for and directed one of my favorite movies of all time, About a Boy. I'm really looking forward to seeing his vision for New Moon.

Read the full posting on her website by clicking here.

Another theory on why Twilight is such a hit

By afterthebite · December 1, 2008 · 0 Comments · ·

I enjoyed the perspective of Marjorie Kehe of the Christian Science Monitor, as she speculates on the rampant runaway success of the Twilight book series and movie.

...This is the lesson for other writers: First, have a good idea, but then it wouldn’t hurt to learn how to nurture it patiently online.

Read the full article here.


Stephenie Meyer TV Appearance on Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thurs.

By afterthebite · November 25, 2008 · 0 Comments · ·

Stephenie Meyer is scheduled to be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday, the 27th (hey! That's Thanksgiving!).


Twist Ending in the Twilight movie?

By afterthebite · November 21, 2008 · 0 Comments · ·

Author Stephenie Meyer told the LA Times that the movie ending is slightly different from the book.

What did you think of the movie’s ending? [Note to readers: It’s a bit different from the way the novel ends.]

It was fantastic. I thought, ‘Now I’ve got them. They have to go on [with more movies], don’t they.’ (Laughs)

Was the addition at the end your idea?

It was in the original script. I didn’t suggest it. [Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg] does a lot of stuff that way. I’m looking straight from what Bella can see and what Bella can hear. Melissa comes at things from outside of Bella sometimes and thought it would be cool to add this bit in -- and I loved it.

Read the full article here.


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