Stephenie Meyer: Now Taking Your Questions For the Twilight Author

We're interviewing the author next week—and we might throw in a few of your questions

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Stephenie Meyer attends "The Host" on Mar. 4, 2013 in Madrid.

Stephenie Meyer is busy with the upcoming Mar. 29 release of the movie of her Twilight follow-up, The Host—but we’ve got her ear for a few minutes next week, and we’re brimming with questions.

Thing is, we’re sure you’re brimming with them too. Whether you’re a “Twi-hard” or you’ve only read about Meyer, we’d love to hear what you’re wondering about. Leave your questions in the comments below or tweet them at us—by the evening of Sunday, Mar. 24—and we may be able to get you an answer.

If you’re among the uninitiated, check out TIME’s previous coverage of Stephenie Meyer and her work:

Why Twilight Won’t End With Breaking Dawn (Even Though It Should)

Forget Bella and Edward. If rumors are true, next month’s ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2′ isn’t going to be the final ‘Twilight’ movie after all. Prepare for the backlash

Does Twilight Really Ruin Real-Life Romance?

The author of ‘Fanpire: The Twilight Saga and the Women Who Love It’ on whether men can ever stack up to Edward

Stephenie Meyer: A New J.K. Rowling?

Lev Grossman’s 2008 profile of the author: Stephenie Meyer, a Mormon housewife turned novelist, is the new queen of fantasy

It’s Twilight in America: The Vampire Saga

On the eve of New Moon, the second film in the Twilight series, TIME’s Lev Grossman reveals how a Mormon housewife’s vampire saga became a universal obsession

PHOTOS: Stephenie Meyer’s Literary Career

44 comments
MarilynButler
MarilynButler

i hope that this gets posted. first of all, I really did like her movies, but the more I watched them, the stupider they got. uh whoever heard of vampires not having fangs? lol. they hav venom in them like a poisonous snake & inject it with a hypodermic needle, corney! oh & I didn't know that vampires had gifts either. take for instance, Alec, the one who has the "vapor" come out of his hands, or the pain that Jane could inflict, the shock that the one girl could do to the3 other, blinding, fire out of hands or controlling the elements of the earth. come on people, GET REAL! the only normal thing about the vampires that she got right is the moving fast part! the other is stupid. if u other fans think that is what vampires r like in movies or books, u certainly need to do yer research about them even if they r fictional. thaNKS sTEPENEY, BUT I HAV GIV MY MOVIES AWAY & THE BOOKS.movie the host was awful to. maybe if u do another movie or decide to write a book, u can get the charactors the way they r supposed to be. I just hav never heard of vampires like the ones u created in the movies, even if they r fictional.


BrookeKoller
BrookeKoller

I wish she would release more Twilight books. I would love to get an in-depth look at Carlisle's beginnings and life up to the point where he finally met Edward and his dying family. I would like to read the story of Edward's rebellious years. Pretty much I would just like to see companion stories about the histories of the entire family. Maybe that is to much to ask of Stephenie Meyer, but, I am a fan and I love all of her created characters and would just love to get to know all of them better; there is something about each one of them that makes me wish there really was a family like that,(except for the Vampire part, which in reality would be a little creepy), and that I was a member of that family.

SAMANTHA12
SAMANTHA12

OK SO I REALLY WANT YOU TO MAKE MORE AND MORE NEVER ENDING TWILIGHTS CAUSE I JUST LOVE IT AND I'M SO AMUSED BY IT.... UMMM WELL I ACTUALLY READ ALL THE BOOKS AND WATCHED ALL THE MOVIES AND I JUST WATCH THEM OVER AND OVER I PROBABLY READ THE BOOKS LIKE 5 TIMES IT'S JUST SO EXTRAORDINARY AND IT'S WEIRD CAUSE I'M ONLY 12 AND I'M OBSESSED WIT IT SO PLZZZZZZZZZZ............. WRITE MORE BOOKS.

TheLion
TheLion

yes i too am looking forward to reading Midnight Sun...This would be of great interest to the Twilight Fans...to see exactly how Edward understands his role in

things ...i know i would enjoy it. and i know its out there somewhere because in an interview Rob Pattinson said that Stephanie Meyer had given him a copy of Midnight Sun to help him get into :charter" so you see Midnight Sun would be an outstanding book released...

JoelEmmett
JoelEmmett

Yes, that's the tentative plan.  Stephanie has been taking a years-long break.  And she's been producing several films in the meantime.Contractually, she was supposed to finish two more "The Host" books, first.  But she has said that the story continues, is all planned out, and focuses on Renesmee and Leah Clearwater.  

There are billions of $$$ sitting on the table here, waiting for someone to claim it, so (like Star Wars) sooner or later, dead or alive, there will be more Twilight.  

Hopefully it will be "sooner" and "alive."

lilbit2336
lilbit2336

hi everyone im in love with the story of twilight :) and im trying to figure out are they really gunna make another one?

GABSCHAU
GABSCHAU

im a 12 year old girl and i write stories but i dont know if i will being a good writer like u can u help me?

GABSCHAU
GABSCHAU

Have you struggled in being a writer

megaheart
megaheart

i agree with the people who are saying that there should be more twilight movies i want to see what happens to nessy and Jacob

shellywood789
shellywood789

Please make another Twilight Movie. Some people are still left wondering just as well as me because of Alice's Vision she had about Jacob and Ness. so there should be a least one more so please make another Twilight movie.

MiracleAngel
MiracleAngel

well i would say she should write another twilight book the breaking dawn part two shouldn't be the end it is too awesome maybe jacob and esmee or the little girl have a kid or something please don't end the twilight series i will be sooooo dissapointed you got me hooked on it you are really blessed with writin g you really are a talented writer please don't stop writing about twilight i am a twilight fan i am the biggest twilight fan i want more more twilight

curtron19
curtron19

You should think about another mocvienit gets better and better I knownu womt leave it with bella becoming a vampire finally and thats it

AntanieshaT
AntanieshaT

Are you going to make another Twilight ? You should really ! There love they have for each other is amazing . If you do make another movie you should have the war be real this time or have Bella and Edward daughter go missing and there killing and search everywhere

KristinaNBRay
KristinaNBRay

PLEASE, make a spin off to Breaking Dawn two. Main characters being Nessi and Jacob with Edward and Bella but not as main actors. After all, the parents should be around all the family should be.

shakerj1
shakerj1

I just dont think i can ever read anything else stephenie meyer writes if she doesnt finish Midnight Sun! Sorry you lost a fan :(

lovenothate1969
lovenothate1969

Twilight Saga.  Stephanie you obviously have a gift.  Why not make your fans even happier and continue with the saga?  Jacob and Renesme can continue along the Cullen clan.   I am constantly trying to find more items for my daughter.  She is 9 years old and has read your books, has all of the movies even the Forks dvd.  Her room is strictly Twilight.  You inspired love ,  hope and anything is possible.  We really wish you would continue. 

ranobir
ranobir

Were you influenced by Mormon history when you made the child-bride and pedophilia the resolution of the central conflict of the romance?

izfish
izfish

How did her writing get so much better from Twilight to The Host?

EmilyBrian
EmilyBrian

In this regard, Kristen was the belle of the ball at the LA premiere of the film franchise but her corseted gold gown complete with a see-through nude and lace skirt is only the latest ensemble in staggering fash-extravangaza that has cost her approximately £31,000.check out it http://wp.me/p1CkXq-1iV

inactiveOct2011
inactiveOct2011

Dear Stephenie, my name's Tom. Did you get my usb snowman with removable head present at christmas? lol. It contained a roughly edited version of the last two twilight movies spliced together. Putting music into the movies is a huge passion of mine, and I'd love to show you more of them!

Have a great year!

CocoWhite
CocoWhite

 You've done vampires, werewolves, and now aliens... If you were to write a new book, what paranormal creature would you write about?

eemcphie
eemcphie

Please share your thoughts on work/family balance.  How has Twilight affected your family?

Hiijabiii
Hiijabiii

WILL THERE BE MORE TWILIGHT??????

TheresaLargusa
TheresaLargusa

How does it feel to write for yourself again after fulfilling the requirements of your original publishing contract?

GraceAliceAlborn
GraceAliceAlborn

If you got the chance to be a vampire , what would your power be?

GraceAliceAlborn
GraceAliceAlborn

F you got the chance to be a vampire , what would your power be?

jennyl38
jennyl38

Is there any chance that you may write another book for the Twilight series? I really hope you do, I was not ready for it to be over as most of  the Twihard readers are.

DanniStephen
DanniStephen

You should really make a new Twilight book, I mean i LOVE your books and movies they Rock. But when i saw the last twilight movie it really wanted to make me cry because it was the last one. I know your busy with other things in your life but if you could at lest think about it, That would be great :)

JoelEmmett
JoelEmmett

Some time ago, Stephenie Meyer once said that when her editor asked her what the theme was for "Twilight" -- a story about angelic immortals pondering their eternal fates -- she replied that there was no theme.  


Aside from whether that's actually possible (to have a  story without a thematic structure), would she say the same thing about "The Host" -- a story about "souls" who, like vampires, can live forever?  


If not, what themes was she interested in exploring in "The Host?"  And if so, does Andrew Niccol see the story of "The Host" in the same way?

AllyRice
AllyRice

What advice do you have for someone aspiring to be an author, who is struggling with the fear of being rejected and/or writers block?

katiktorrijos
katiktorrijos

Do you want that some twilight cast member will be in a sequel of the host? Who?

stephnewton
stephnewton

Now that it has been five years, any chance she will revisit Midnight Sun?

MarilynButler
MarilynButler

oh I forgot to add this to, they can walk out in sunlight & not catch fire & they sparkle like diamonds! OH HOW MUCH STUPIDER CAN U POSSIBLY GET?!!!!!!!!!!!!!


MarilynButler
MarilynButler

@BrookeKoller  what? they r not vampires as she says! they haav no fangs & they do not inflict venom! com on girl!

IsabelleCumming
IsabelleCumming

@GABSCHAU Hi i'm thirteen and i love to write, i'm not the best and sometimes i question my self too but i find mind mapping,writing about things that are familiar to you and finding an inspiration are good ways to help. But i find the thing that helps the most is finding an author you really really like and are inspired by (e.g Stephanie Meyer) read their books and see if you can interpret their style of writing

lilbit2336
lilbit2336

@shellywood789 

Hi Shelly:i absoutly feel the same way you do about alice's vision with jacob & ness they definely need to make one more to offical close out the saga so lets cross our fingers they do..


CocoWhite
CocoWhite

@izfish Twilight was her first book and she wasn't an experienced writer at the time she wrote it.

CocoWhite
CocoWhite

@stephnewton You can also read what Stephenie posted on her official blog:

"So where does this leave Midnight Sun? My first feeling was that there was no way to continue. Writing isn't like math; in math, two plus two always equals four no matter what your mood is like. With writing, the way you feel changes everything. If I tried to write Midnight Sun now, in my current frame of mind, James would probably win and all the Cullens would die, which wouldn't dovetail too well with the original story. In any case, I feel too sad about what has happened to continue working on Midnight Sun, and so it is on hold indefinitely."

CocoWhite
CocoWhite

@stephnewton She's already answered this question before, and sadly, the answer is no.  She says she has gotten too "burned out on vampires."  But she says she still might finish it in the future.

MarilynButler
MarilynButler

I realize that I will hav a whole lot of fans mad @ me but I don't care.if u all had any sence about u, u would watch other vampire movies & c what the character is really like. oh I did forget that about the wolves to. hav never   seen a wolf on any movie that is huge like the ones in yer movies. omg!!!!!!! that is so STUPID to. what was u thinking when u wrote these movies or the books? do it right the next time or don't do it @ all.


denise0728
denise0728

@CocoWhite @stephnewton Just thought you would like to know that this was written some time shortly after her rough draft was leaked on the internet. Since then she has made numerous comments about finishing once Breaking Dawn part 2 and the Host hits theatres and she is back home at her computer where she loves to be. She wants to finish the book because she knows that's what her fans want she is just waiting for things to calm down a little.