April 21, 2009

Stephenie Meyer Officially Squashes Lawsuit Rumors -- and Heightens my New Moon Fever!

Stephenie has updated her official website - and given New Moon production her stamp of approval!
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!

*Squee* Me either!


  1. Wow - if it got her choked up, i'm gonna cry like a baby!! Glad to hear that she, as the author, really likes it :)

  2. The media sucks.
    You so can't trust them.
    I can't believe they posted these stories with out doing any research.
    Go Stephenie!
    I had faith and didn't believe it for a single minute.

    She's getting choked up?
    I can't WAIT!

  3. This is so great to hear Stephanie's view on the filming. SO excited!! *Squeal

  4. Never believed it anyway, but it's always good to hear from Stephenie! Glad that New Moon is getting her seal of approval already!

  5. im glad nothing happeneed
    i didnt believe the rumors anyway
    the person wouldve come out much earlier
    but if stephanie had to wipe her creative eyes
    then it must be AWESOME
    now i cant wait even more

  6. I am so excited for the movie even more now...thanks to that last part. When I read the post and saw "Dr. Peter Benton"...like come on losers who made the story up...get a better name that hasn't been used...ahha.

  7. I would have loved to see her get actually sued >.> The books are beyond boring, the fact that Edward even has "it's" own CULT it's just stupid. Edward is a disgrace to all vampires and I know so many more vampires in shows I've watched or books I've read that could totally kick Edward's ass any day.
    And Belle is just a Mary Sue, the worst kind of character type out there.
    I just have to say if you want to see what a real vampire is like then go read the manga Vampire Knight. THOSE vampires don't sparkle.

    Cheers from a Twilight Hater~


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