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!

Steph

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Comment by Marcella on April 21, 2009 at 10:04pm
okay, glad that was cleared up! Thanks a lot! Oh, there was another rumor floating around....Had to do with the casting. I don't know who, or how it came up, but people started saying things about Ms. Hudgens being an actress in "New Moon," I find this quit odd. But like you said, "You can't believe everything you read on the internet." I agree with that completely. Once again, thank you very much for you explanation.
Comment by bdw on April 21, 2009 at 9:59pm
im obsessed
Comment by Careen on April 21, 2009 at 9:58pm
Hi Stephenie, Im a great big fan of your books... you made my reading world more interesting, magical and romantic... I can't wait for the premiere of New Moon, and please send my regards to all the cast... Thanks.. :D
Love Yah Stephenie... :D P.S If given a chance, I would love to be cast in any of your stories, If possible in the next sequel, eclipse or breaking dawn (if its possible)... Take Care... :D
Comment by caitin nelson on April 21, 2009 at 9:56pm
are you still going to publish the midnight sun series??????????????
Comment by GIR ((alex undercover)) on April 21, 2009 at 9:56pm
I took a quiz to see which Twilight character I was!! I was Bella!! Forreal, No lie!!!
Comment by ™★♪Russian She Devil♪★™ on April 21, 2009 at 9:54pm
i cant wait for new moon but dose anyone know if midnight sun is ever coming out & why its not my friend said something about some one copyed it or something
Comment by leah christelle valenzuela on April 21, 2009 at 9:53pm
i certainly think it is not true.i mean,stephenie is original...
Comment by GIR ((alex undercover)) on April 21, 2009 at 9:52pm
Hi, Stephanie!! I love your books!!! Maybe you can write a book about Ranasmee. My teacher says that my writing style is just like yours!! But I like yours better!!!
Comment by Amy on April 21, 2009 at 9:50pm
yayers!! can wait for new moon!!!
Comment by Rae Fletcher on April 21, 2009 at 9:46pm
Stephenie, you are absolutely amazing! I love you and your books! I sent in a head shot and my resume to the casting directors - - I would LOVE to be cast as Tanya!

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