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 Karen Meneses on April 29, 2009 at 11:50pm
i love you steph you have brought me back to life (no joke) will their be a midnight sun and will you ever come close to me?(i am in salt lake city, utah)
Comment by Essence Simpson on April 29, 2009 at 11:25pm
Are You going to Publish midnight sun?
Comment by Kylie Even on April 29, 2009 at 9:40pm
Love the books.
Comment by Isabella "Bella" Swan-Cullen on April 29, 2009 at 9:30pm
Hey Jonathon I quite agree with you. Can you imagine the movie being everything like the book how great it would be. I love these books SOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!! I cannot put them down. You are a great writer Steph cannot wait to read Midnight Sun. Wish I could be there with you on the set.
Comment by Johnathon on April 29, 2009 at 7:30pm
Love the Books, the characters feel so real and close. I just wish everything in the books was in the movies even if it ended up being a six hr film. I am glad to say, hattypotter has nothing on your saga series.
Comment by michelle on April 29, 2009 at 6:45pm
You are an amzazing author Stephenie, keep up the good work. It allows you to leave what is happening in the real world and escape to an alternative universe for a little while and helps you deal with madness in your life. Thanks for everything!!
Comment by Notavailable on April 29, 2009 at 5:25pm
I am so aditive that I read evry morning and late at night. When I was done I started to be bored. I never knew fiction was so great. I just thought non-fiction was good. You, Stephanie keep writing!!!!! I would give you an A++++++!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
Comment by Jasper's Girl 4-ever on April 29, 2009 at 3:42pm
you rock stephenie!!!!!!!!!!
Comment by Emillie on April 29, 2009 at 2:46pm
I think you should add Pink's Who Knew and Beyonce's Halo to the New Moon soundtrack~especially Who Knew by Pink
Comment by mana alah on April 29, 2009 at 1:17pm
well,steph.you know we always support you.
im reading midnight sun now,and im really loving edward more and more.i know its unfinished but still i love it!
its so ohsome to see the other side of the story by edwards mind.thank you so much for doing this book.you have no idea what that means to us(the fans).
god bless you.

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