By random chance, I visited Stephenie’s website today and learned that the Library of Congress National Book Festival has posted a webcast of our wonderful author for all to see. You can find the information for the webcast at the official site of the book festival. For all of you that have complained that you haven’t "seen" Stephenie because she hasn’t come to your home state, now is your chance!
I’ve had the chance to watch the video and here are some of the highlights:
When asked about the Twilight movie, Steph explained that she will know for certain in April what Mavrick plans to do with it. So we will have to check back in a few months for an update.
Edward’s favorite color is blue…when Bella is wearing it.
She started Midnight Sun becasue so many of us fan fic writers were getting Edward all wrong in our fics! Hopefully she will publish the book after book four comes out.
There will definately be four books in the series. She could write five or six, but it all depends if she feels the story and characters are still exciting and fresh.
She said she is the "world’s wussiest vampire author" and that she hates horror. She said that she had very little knowledge of vampires or werewolves and for that reason she made up her own ideas about their abilities based on what seemed logical and scientific. That’s why Edward doesn’t have fangs!
She wouldn’t rewrite New Moon from Edward’s PoV becasue it would be too painful. She might do chapter three just to be fair to him.
New Moon is not a title about werewolves. It means it the darkest time in Bella’s life. There is no light.
The cover of New Moon means…that she didn’t get to pick the cover! LOL! She said it’s pretty, but that she is disconnected from it.
When asked about her favorite character, she restated that Bella is like a daughter and that she is in love with Edward. She went on to say that she doesn’t love Rosalie or Jasper. She respects them, but they aren’t really good friends.
The reason why she included the Volturi was that she wanted to show traditional vampires and how different they are from the Cullens.
There are lots of more things to learn from watching the webcast, but these were the ones I found the most interesting. I sometimes think that the fans here at the lexicon are the smartest and more knowledgable fans around, but there are some things to learn from watching the video. I hope you all enjoy it!