In an M&M Smith exclusive, I had a chance to sit down with Stephenie Meyers, author of the Twilight series for a little tete-a-tete about the books.

Mark: Ms. Meyers, thanks for joining me today.
Stephenie: No problem at all, I've been a fan of your blog for quite some time and I'm looking forward to being questioned by a man who writes about pushing old people down and has a hatred of just about everything, including Christmas.

First question, is it true that the idea for the Twilight series came to you while hiking in bear country during your period?


How does it feel to inspire a group of young fans as douchy, immature and out of touch with reality as Harry Potter Fans?

My fans are great.

Was your mother's name, Candy, the inspiration to give all of your female characters rocking stripper names?

Candy is a fine name.

What would Anne Rice think about the books if she were alive today?

Ms. Rice is alive.

Whatever, moving on. You wrote a spicy sex scene in the last installment of the books, were you concerned that you would offend the 40-something year-old Mormon book club fans who won't read books like "The Diary of Anne Frank" and Alma because of their gratuitous sensuality?

The scene was done in good taste.

Have you ever actually had sex?

No comment.

You were very involved in the Twilight movie that is coming out later this year, was it your idea to have actor Robert Pattinson who portrays Edward base his character on Johnny Depp's Edward Scissor Hands, but to be less retarded and more gay?

Who's Johnny Depp?

Will you give me a hug and not bite me?



Jen Richards said...

I think I may be one of 2 (maybe 3) LDS girls who does not light the Twilight series at all. So in saying this, thank you for the that wonderful interview with Ms. Meyers.

Meg said...

Always a good laugh from your blog! Mel, I need your new email address I can't find it... I only have the target one :-)_

Kristin and Jay said...

Mark, you seem to know a lot about this Twilight series....like maybe you have read all of the books and secretly love them and it ticks you off =)
Once again you have me laughing out loud!

shana said...

Your blog always makes me laugh! I love your descriptions and witty personality. So funny!! I think you should publish a book an all the things you hate and call it" What growing up in a small town will do to your kids".