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Midnight Sun Sneak Peek and a Note

As promised, Stephenie Meyer has released a Midnight Sun sneak peek today at StephenieMeyer.com.

“From now until the Midnight Sun release on August 4th, every Tuesday and Friday we’ll be posting a quote from the book. And today, the 17th anniversary of the day I started writing Twilight, we’ll post the first. Enjoy. Be safe, stay healthy, and enjoy.”

She also shared several website links that focus on racial injustice and how you can help. While we enjoy this peek at Midnight Sun, let’s not ignore what’s going on in the world around us. We can and must do better to make change happen. Here are the links Stephenie shared today. 

“We can affect change in our homes and our communities. If you are looking for resources on education, advocacy, places to donate, or ways to help, please check out some of the links below. It’s a place to start.

The Obama Foundation is a wonderful resource for education on police violence and antiracism, ways to take action, and information on organizations that encourage reform.

The Cut has a very informative article called How to Support the Struggle Against Police Brutality. It details helpful ways to safely support protests right now.

Vote.org allows you to check your registration status, register to vote, and request absentee ballots. It also provides election Covid-19 information and a handy election protection guide.”

 

Stephenie Meyer’s Letter to Fans

Stephenie Meyer has updated her website with a letter to her fans and a bit of a teaser!

Stephenie writes, “These are tip-in pages, which will be bound into new copies of Midnight Sun, and I just signed sixteen thousand of them. I hope you’re able to get a copy. Barnes and Noble has sold out, but there should still be some available at Books-A-Million. As more become available from other venders, we’ll update you here.

Thanks again for being awesome, and check back here on June 2nd for the first little breadcrumb of fun leading up to the release on August 4th. “

This confirms for everyone that if you order a signed copy from Books a Million or Barnes and Noble that it will be a true signature and not a stamp. The page will be added to the finished book after it goes to print. 

So… what do you think the breadcrumb of fun she is hinting at could be? Leave us a comment with you ideas!

 

 

Stephenie Meyer’s Message on GMA

Stephenie Meyer shared a video message about the release of Midnight Sun on Good Morning America this morning.  If you haven’t seen it yet, take a look!  It’s good to see Stephenie again.

She says, “It’s a crazy time right now and I wasn’t sure if this was the right time to put this book out, but some of you have been waiting for just so, so long. It didn’t seem fair to make you wait anymore. Sorry about the bad timing. Hopefully this book can be a distraction from the real world.” 

Fans everywhere are saying thank you!!

 

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Stephenie Meyer Clarifies Her Remarks to Variety

On her website, Stephenie Meyer clarified her remarks to Variety about being “over Twilight” that were found in this article.

Hi everyone,

I’m just back from my short publicity tour for Austenland, and very glad to be home with my boys. I hope you all are having a wonderful summer with your families, and that you have a few more weeks to enjoy (unlike Arizona, where we were back to school last week).

With all the travelling, I only just heard about the current controversy, and I am both surprised and dismayed. I am horrified that my words could be construed in any way to mean that I am “over” the lovely people who embraced Twilight, made it such a huge hit, and changed my life. The time I’ve spent with my fans has been one of the most precious gifts of this whole experience and I will certainly never forget them or think of them with anything but immense gratitude. I was lucky enough to see a few of them Tuesday night at the Apple “Meet the Filmmakers” event, and they were so lovely! I’m always surprised and touched that people still care about my stories.

Any of you who have ever watched me answer a question live, especially to an indulgent inquirer like a fansite, know that I do tend to go on. Though I try to be as concise as possible to make editing easier for whichever news outlet I’m working with, I’m (still) not very good at it. If you look at the Variety article, you’ll notice that I’m speaking in very short statements. Of course, I didn’t actually. I spoke in run-on paragraphs and made the poor, sweet man who interviewed me comb through painstakingly trying to find a few completed sentences that he could use to convey the idea of what I was saying. Unfortunately, in shortening the interview to a usable size, some of the meaning of what I was trying to say was lost, and I believe the statements I made ended up sounding much more harsh than I meant them.

Even those of you who love Twilight the most (in fact, especially those who love it the most) have probably noticed that there’s been just a teensy little bit of backlash following the success of the books and films. I try my hardest to be thick-skinned, but I’m not much better at that than I am at brevity. So when I speak of Twilight becoming a negative place for me, it is entirely that near-omnipresent Twilight antipathy that I am speaking of. And I’m not complaining or saying it’s unfair—I totally understand and even empathize with its existence. I’m just saying that Twilight isn’t the wholly positive place for me that it once was.

Also, in regards to being “over it,” I will admit, it’s getting harder to answer the same questions about Twilight that I’ve been answering for the past decade (especially when I’m so excited to talk about Austenland). I can only imagine you are just as over reading those same answers. And the little bit about posting which characters died? That was referring to a solemn oath I made years and years ago to some cool fans. I swore I would not take to my grave the ideas I had for future stories, even if all I could to was list the outcomes in bullet points.

So please, never think I don’t appreciate the people who read, watch, and love Twilight. I am grateful for your existence every single day. Thanks for the most amazing decade!

Love,

Steph

Stephenie Meyer Interview in Vulture

Stephenie Meyer talked to Vulture.

 

But you look fabulous now! You’re camera ready.
Oh, thank you! But I don’t feel camera ready. I was doing Good Morning America, and they had this show beforehand, have you heard of this thigh gap thing? It’s like this new obsession with young girls, being so skinny that their thighs don’t touch, and there’s a gap there, and the bigger the gap, the more excited they are. They post pictures on Tumblr, and they’re starving themselves, becoming anorexic to do this. And they’re already so thin. So in a world like that, do you ever feel … ? I mean, girls that are size one already feel too heavy. And so I always feel bad on camera, which I probably shouldn’t. I should just embrace it. But I see pictures of myself, and my stomach just drops: “Oh, do I really look like that?” Ugh, it’s hard.

Did writing this and producing the film help cure any post-Twilight depression you might have had?
I totally thought that was going to be a thing! I waited for it, and when it didn’t happen, I thought, Oh, it’s because we still have all this stuff ahead. We got to the last premiere, and it didn’t hit. I felt nothing but relief. Analyzing that since then, I feel like it was because I was ready to walk from that world. I don’t miss the characters. Now, I may someday feel like, “Oh, I miss Bella. I want to hang out with Alice” or something. But right now, I’m happy it was what it was, I’m happy to be done with it, and I don’t feel any depression about it, which is nice. And it is nice to have another world to be excited about.

You’re expanding this world into a trilogy?
I’m working on a second book, we’ll see where it ends. I hate to predict anything, even if I have this great outline. You know how they say if you go one degree off, by the time you get to Iceland, you’re 5,000 miles away from where you intended to be? I do that in writing all the time, one little degree change and there goes your ending!

See more on Vulture

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