The Twilight Saga

April 21, 2009

There are a lot of things I should be doing updates on—for example, how awesome and successful the Book Babe event was, and how cool it was to meet all the other authors and hang out with them a little bit, and how much I appreciated all the tremendous support from the fans—but instead of commenting on happy things (which I admit I should have done a week ago; I was waiting for things to slow down for a day, silly me!), I’m commenting on ridiculous internet rumors so that my publicist’s day will be just a little bit better.

I am not being sued. No one has contacted me or my publisher to inform either of us that I’m being sued. I never had a roommate named Heidi. There is no professor in the BYU English department named Dr. Peter Benton (though there is a character on ER by that name). And most of all, I began writing Twilight exactly the way I’ve told people in countless interviews and events for the past six years: I had a cool dream, I wrote it down, writing it down was really fun, so I kept writing until I had a whole book.

The sad thing about this silly situation is that so many legitimate news outlets reported it without doing any research at all to determine if there was any truth to the story. And at least two of these facts are really, really easy to confirm. Particularly, the one about the BYU professor. A simple on-line search can give you that information. Also, a quick call to my publisher would have cleared up the whole lawsuit story. (Kudos to the fansites who did their due diligence and debunked this rumor days ago.)

I guess the moral of the story is that—big surprise—you can’t believe everything you read on the internet. Seems like it’s April Fool’s Day every day on-line. So no worries, the filming of New Moon continues uninterrupted. And, to end this on a bright note, the filming of New Moon continues to be awesome. It’s all so beautiful! Chris Weitz is brilliant. Kristen, Rob, and Taylor are beyond words. I have gotten choked up more than once on set due to their amazing performances. I can’t wait to see it all put together!


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Comment by Cynthia cullen on April 21, 2009 at 4:32pm
Comment by Sheri Doiron on April 21, 2009 at 4:31pm
Hell's Yeah!!!! I did not believe that for a second I read it everywhere, but if someone really had the odassity to take the credit for you amazing story t would have been done sooner. Your books make me put myself in Bella's shoes and and dream that what is happening with her is happening with me. The Saga touched my heart...and I am truly in ahhh, over the amazing story that you told. Thank You for allowing these books to come to life!!! Your books are my favourites of all books that I have read.

When I read your books I let my imagination run wild with what you tell us in them...and the stories are absolutely beautiful!!!

So I just want to thank you not only for me, but many other girls. For writing something so beautiful, that touches everyones hearts so deeply!!!
Comment by Tara on April 21, 2009 at 4:27pm
I actually just heard it today on Ryan Seacrest On-Air, and he said, right from the beginning, that they were just rumors. Apparently, some people have nothing better to do with their time.
Is what Jessica said about Breaking Dawn true? I know you had said before that it might not make it to the movie screen. I love all the books, but, Breaking Dawn is my favorite of them. I hope it ends up working out.
Comment by DeDe Mohler on April 21, 2009 at 4:24pm
Its to bad what the devil will make people do!! I'm glad the New Moon is still a go!! Stephanie i just want to tell you that you are an awesome person... Thank you for your wonderful books.. I hope there will be more!!
Comment by Donna the OlderWoman on April 21, 2009 at 4:24pm
Stephenie you dont worry about the tabloid bs....just keep following your dream....You dont realize how much of an effect your books and movie has done to those of us outside looking in. Everyone wants to be a part of your amazing dream. Just look how this site has grown. I think I was number 15 when it started and now it is on its way to 100,000 members....Please just keep doing your best and your true friends and followers will follow and support you in what ever you do. Thank you for what you have done...Donna the OlderWoman
Comment by Ms.Pattinson.xOx on April 21, 2009 at 4:23pm
Heyy Cant wait till new moon eclipse and all the rest so glad that was cleared up... hope stupid people stop rittin stupid things(rumours) really wat enjoyment do they get out of it???!!Ugh... anyway congrats on everything steph.... xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Comment by Jessica Lewis on April 21, 2009 at 4:22pm
i'm really glad that it was just a rumor,new moon is going to be grate. i did hear that they might not film braking dawn and that it " wouldnt work out as a movie" what is up with that ?
if you start filming the twilight sage you should film them all not just the ones that will make the box offace. also i think braking dawn will be amazing as long as they keep the actors.

Comment by Ellie!! on April 21, 2009 at 4:21pm
i didn't hear that rumor either.
Glad new moon's going well and if you're crying then i'll probs be in hysterics :D:D:D

i can't wait :)
Comment by Alice on April 21, 2009 at 4:15pm
Comment by Alice on April 21, 2009 at 4:15pm
I knew it cou;dn't be true... people make up viscious rumours all the time!

And April Fools day was mad... I didn't believe anything i read!

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