Here, out of 141 pages of adoration I have pulled the questions Stephenie
answered in the too-brief hour she shared with Readergirlz. I have
obtained no permission to do this. I did not ask Readergirlz if I could,
and I do not claim any sort of ownership over anything here. Everything
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All I did was gather together Stephenie's posts for easy viewing. If
Stephenie, Readergirlz or someone else has a problem with this, simply contact
me here, and I will more than happily
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to see what Stephenie had to say an easier way to find what she said, rather
than scrolling through the 141 pages of posts.
|Posted: Oct 31, 2007 9:00 PM
1. What's your flavorite ice cream?
2. Where are you right now?
Hi, everybody! Happy Halloween!
Well, my favorite ice cream is caramel, and right now I'm at home,
bushed from trick or treating, in the kitchen on my husband's
|Posted: Oct 31, 2007 9:04 PM
Cullen Vampire wrote:
1. Is Breaking Dawn the last book in the Twilight series, or
will there be more to the story of Edward & Bella after the
2. Is Midnight Sun just Edward’s version of Twilight, or of New
Moon, Eclipse, etc. as well? (And Midnight Sun IS going to be
published someday, correct?)
3. Do you have anymore updates on the Twilight movie? Do you
know if they will combine Twilight & New Moon into one film?
What are your thoughts on that?
4. Okay, this is a silly question about Edward’s “extra”
hearing: If Edward were watching a movie, would he be able to
hear what the actors/actresses were thinking at the time they
were being filmed? In other words, is it possible for people’s
thoughts to be recorded for Edward to hear? (Can you tell that
I’m a total dork yet?)
5. What was your favorite part about writing Eclipse?
6. After dreaming up the amazing idea for Twilight, was it hard
to figure out where the second & third books were headed or did
the direction of the story easily unfold?
7. Another silly question: In Midnight Sun, when Edward finally
escapes biology (and Bella) and goes to “hide” in his car, he
puts on a CD to listen to. What CD is he listening to?
8. Stephenie, if you were Bella, would you make the same choices
– or mistakes – that she has? Would you choose eternity with
Edward or a long, “normal” life with Jacob?
That’s all I have so far. Thank you SO SO SO SO much for being
here tonight and answering all of my long and silly questions.
1) I'm not sure.
2) Midnight Sun will be the only one from Edward's pov, I'm 99.9%
3) No updates on the movie. I am in communication with Summit, and
very pleased with their direction so far.
4) Edward can only hear people who are really there, within a few
miles. That's why he didn't know Bella was standing next to Jacob
during that pivotal scene in NM.
5) Laughing at my own jokes.
6) It was easy after I had the characters. They knew what they
wanted to do.
7) Once Debussy, once Linkin Park
8) I'm not sure if I would want to be a vampire. I'm not as brave as
|Posted: Oct 31, 2007 9:06 PM
Nicole Marie! wrote:
But here are my questions:
1) How rich were everyone’s families before they were changed?
2) Did the Newborn Armies fight with American Revolutionary
techniques or with Native American techniques?
3)How do you feel when you meet guys that have read Twilight and
4)Are you going to be doing any book signing in Texas anytime
5)Do you need any names for any minor characters? Nicole &
Christian are wonderful names!
1) I haven't thought about that too much. Rosalie's family was doing
okay, Edward's was pretty wealthy, Emmett's were on the poorer side.
2) They fought with vampire techniques.
3) I love meeting male Twilight fans.
4) I don't know my schedule for next year yet.
5) I have everybody named pretty much, but thanks for the offer.
Oct 31, 2007 9:07 PM
Will we ever find out how Charlie
reacted when Bella told him she and
Edward were getting married?
Maybe this is a good place to mention
that I won't say anything at all about
what might be coming anywhere in the
future. :)= <--that's my favorite fanged
smilie, though we all know that vampires
don't really have fangs.
31, 2007 9:12 PM
1. On page 194 of Eclipse Bella and
Edward are discussing Tanya’s
interest in Edward. Edward becomes
very nervous like he has something
to hide. Why does he act this way?
Is there something more to the whole
2. Do you have any new bands for me
to listen to? I love Muse, Blue
October, Keane, ETC.
3. Will you at some point tempt us
with a first chapter of Breaking
Dawn or a partial play list?
4. Has your husband read your books?
Mine did and he really enjoyed them.
He learned a bit from them too.
Thank You! Hee! Hee!
5. What happens if you don’t burn
all the parts of the vampire? Does
he/she come back?
6. How does a vampire metabolize
7. Why didn’t Alice see Bella’s
Again, Thank you for taking the time
to chat with all of us. Happy stress
1) No comment.
2) Interpol, Motion City Soundtrack, The
White Stripes, Ok Go, Spoon, Arcade
Fire, Eisley, MUSE <-- Did I mention
MUSE??? Go get some Muse.
3) I don't know if I'll be able to
reveal anything about BD before the
release date. It's going to be pretty
hush hush. Maybe I'll get to do teaser
quotes like I did for Eclipse.
4) Pancho has read Twilight, New Moon,
and Eclipse. He shows no interest in the
part of BD that I have done. It's like a
knife in my heart.
5) It's possible. Whatever parts are
burned are gone for good, though.
6) Can I skip the science for tonight?
Gah. I majored in English. Science hurts
7) Alice was watching for someone
interacting with Bella--mostly for
someone trying to hurt her. So her "eye"
so to speak was on Bella, and Riley
never came near her on purpose. If Riley
had altered anything--like killing
Charlie--Alice would have seen Bella's
reaction to that. Non-interference was
Am I writing a zillion typos? Feels like
Oct 31, 2007 9:15 PM
mandy [54 days til BYU-I!!] wrote:
Hey! So happy we get to talk with
you tonight! :) I was actually at
your signing in Fairfax, VA, but I
highly doubt you remember me since
there were over a thousand
screaming, giggling, Edward-crazed
female fans stuffed into that
Borders there along with me. ;D
At any rate, I'll try not to gush so
much because there are so many
things that all of us want to talk
to you about, and I don't want to
clog up the forum with my adoration
of Edward; though it is quite a lot.
;P My first question to you, among
the hundreds of others you are
inevitably bound to get tonight, I
hesitate to ask for fear that you'll
think it is too cliche or overused:
Do you have any good, solid advice
for YA authors? I have just
submitted my first novel to be
published, and I was doing some
research about what other authors
think, and I have rarely found
anything that is not a brush-off
The second question is: Would you
ever consider writing an LDS
(Mormon) YA/Adult fiction novel? I
am LDS, so you may be able to
understand where I'm coming from. ;P
I apologize for just diving right
into the deep questions. My rampant
curiosity sometimes gets the better
Thank you, and again, it's wonderful
to be able to speak with you
I've got some advice for writers on my
website. It gets kind of lengthy. I
guess the biggest thing I would advise
is ***Trust yourself as a reader*** If
you like to read what you have written,
probably someone else will too. Second,
forget all about the publishing process
while you write. That's the hard/lame
part. The writing is the good part.
I have a YA Mormon story in preliminary
stages in my computer. I hope to get a
chance to work on it in 2008 or 9. It
really cracks me up. At the same time, I
have no idea how people would respond to
it. I might have to publish under a
31, 2007 9:17 PM
Stephenie please choose one you
would like to answer:
1) Why does Charlie not like Edward
and love Jacob?
2.) If Bella becomes a vampire can
they kiss for real or are the teeth
still an issue?
3) Was Edward with her in twilight
when she fell asleep on the grass,
Bella said she felt like someone was
1) Edward crushed Bella. Charlie's
holding a grudge.
2) You should see Emmett and Rosalie
make out! Not a problem.
3) Yes. He was in the tree over her. He
did come down onto the lawn to see what
she was reading, but then he got freaked
out by the sight of his sparkly skin
next to hers. We see Edward and think
"Beautiful." He sees himself and thinks
Oct 31, 2007 9:20 PM
Hi ! My name’s Johanna, your biggest
Canadian fan ever. I have a few
questions so, I’l just go straight
to it :
What do you think of the choice they
made regarding the casting of the
movie (no open casting ) ?
Have you ever read any other YA
vampire book ? Like L.J. Smith
because I can definitely see many
similarities between your <myspace><myspace><myspace>style</myspace></myspace></myspace>
pf writing and hers …
Finally, is Matthew Bellamy as cute
as he seems ?
1) I think Summit knows what it's doing.
If they did open casting, it would only
please one person, and leave thousands
of others shattered. Open casting can
cause a lot of bad feelings. They did
open casting for Scarlett O'Hara, and
then everyone was super pissed that they
hired a professional actress from
England (but can you imagine anyone but
Vivian Leigh as Scarlett??).
2) I've never read another YA vampire
book. I don't want to confuse myself.
You have NO idea! He is AMAZING!!!!!!!
Oct 31, 2007 9:30 PM
Hello Stephenie. My name is Anita
and I’m from Austria. It’s a really
big honour for me to chat with you
tonight. I’m a big fan of your books
and I did read every book several
times. To my first questions:
How long did it take you to come up
with a story for Eclipse and how
long did it take you to write the
Will there be a prom in Phoenix for
Did the TV-series Roswell inspire
you to write the books? Charlie
behaves like the father of Liz
Parker (Jeff) in Eclipse and you
added the Roswell theme song to one
of your playlists for the books.
With which of the characters can you
identify yourself the most? With
which of the characters do you
identify your husband most?
In Eclipse there is this love
triangle between Bella, Edward and
Jacob. While Edward seems to be like
a girl’s first and only love, Jacob
is the best and understanding
friend. A guy a teenager girl grew
up with. I remember you wrote that
you have also grown up with your
husband as a friend. Is the whole
situation based on true events in
your teenager years? Did you also
have to decide between to men?
Twilight is based on a dream you had
about Bella and Edward in the
meadow. What are New Moon and
Eclipse based on? Did movies, TV
shows, book, songs or true events
What do you think about having sex
before being married, since it was
also a big subject between Edward
and Bella in Eclipse and what do you
think about getting married while
being a teenager?
1) Eclipse flowed pretty naturally out
of New Moon. I don't remember spending
any time at all thinking about what I
wanted to write. It was almost like
writing down a history of something that
had really happened (because I'm sort of
nuts that way). It took about 6 months
to write Eclipse.
2) I don't know what kind of events
there will be for BD. Things have gotten
so freakishly huge that I'm not allowed
to throw spontaneous parties anymore.
3) I don't think I was inspired by
Roswell, but my brother was a HUGE fan.
He had a Sheri Appleby shrine. I picked
up the Dido song off the radio.
4) Mentally, Edward and I have a lot in
common. We tend to see the world in a
very black/white wrong/right kind of
way. I have a lot of rules for myself,
too. But sometimes when I'm in a bad
mood, I can kind of be like Jacob in his
Pancho is not like anyone in the book. I
can't even imagine where someone so
practical and anti-fantasy would come
5) I never had a triangle like Bella's.
If I'd ever known a boy like Edward OR
Jacob, he would have overshadowed every
boy I dated in high school and college.
Pancho and I never really had a
conversation until we were in our
twenties, so there was no high school
romance going on there. I'm not the kind
of person who attracts drama. (Shout out
to Meghan H.! Stealing all the drama
available in the universe!)
6) After that first dream, I didn't need
much more inspiration for the plot. I
had the characters. They drive the plot,
and they know what they want to do. I
just kind of record the madness.
7) I believe very much in waiting until
you are married to have sex, for a very
long list of reasons which all add up to
a happier, easier life. I think the
media goes out of their way to make it
seem like waiting is an impossible goal.
But it's not. I'm not THAT much older
than most of you. I'm a veteran of the
I think there are a lot of things to see
an do in this life, and marriage is not
something you want to jump into. Life
gets really serious when you get
married. Have some fun, keep it light,
and then get married when you feel
really, really comfortable with the
idea. Listen to your parents a little.
My mom was SO right about the first guy
I was engaged to (not Pancho).
Oct 31, 2007 9:32 PM
what is your favorite part of the
I love it when it's just flowing--when
the words are rolling off my fingertips
and I can hardly keep up. Dialog tends
to go like that. And I love it when I
forget that I'm writing and I'm just in
the story. Also, I love it when I make
myself laugh. Basically, writing is
Except for transitions, expositions, and
Oct 31, 2007 9:39 PM
Jamie Leigh wrote:
Are you ever coming to NJ?
Can you add more to the Jacob black
extra page since Eclipse came out?
Will we get to know what happened in
Eclipse when Edward had to get Jacob
back to talk to Bella?
A lot of people think the movie will
ruin parts of the book, what do you
Will you ever have time to visit a
Is Jacob okay? He got hurt
pretty bad. Can you give him a hug
for me? Please? </big>
Are you much of an artist? Could you
draw a scene from the book for us
What were you and your family for
Halloween? Did you do anything
Some randoms from some random
“Please don’t make Jacob leave
forever. He may not like Bella
anymore but he still loves
her….right? Please I can’t live
without Jacob Black!”
“I hate Jacob. Kill him or
something.” (that one made me sad)
“Hollywood blows-screw the movie.”
“Do you listen to bands recommended
by fans? I think you should listen
to Jamison Parker…*rambles *”
“When will you be accepting fan
“Any regrets about the book? I know
if my life changed to a busy
schedule like that I‘d go crazy.”
“Do you ever look around on the
myspace fan group?”
“Don’t ever stop writing. Because we
love you. And your books. *hug*”
I don't know my schedule for the next
tour--I probably won't know until
I won't be adding anything to any page
until I finish BD. It is taking SO LONG!
(And the sad irony of it all is that you
guys will read it in one day and then be
ready for the next!)
I'm not sure what that third question is
I want to see the movie. It may
disappoint, and I'm well aware of that.
But I'm hoping that it will be good. I
want to see my dream on the big screen.
I actually don't like school visits.
They intimidate me. Half the kids in
there (mostly the male half) are there
because they have to be. They slouch,
roll their eyes, fall asleep, talk
loudly to each other, make paper
airplanes... it freaks me out. I like
doing bookstore events because everyone
there WANTS to be there.
No comments about what might happen next
with Jacob or anyone else.
I am not much of an artist. I might try
my hand at Bella's wedding dress,
because I lost the picture I once had of
it, but I doubt it will turn out pretty.
My kids were a skeleton, Sher Kahn, and
a clone trooper for Halloween. I was Pam
from the office (still in the costume
now). My husband was, as usual, a party
Oct 31, 2007 9:41 PM
Alex the MQ [Goldfish] wrote:
What, in your opinion, is the most
important thing in life?
What is your defining moment?
God and family.
I have a lot of defining moments: the
time I realized that I could hold my own
in any English related class; the time I
realized that I was pretty after all, in
the right circles at least; the day I
got married; the day I held my baby for
the first time; the day someone told me
that the book I'd written had merit. I'm
sure there are more to come.
Oct 31, 2007 9:43 PM
Hi Stephenie! I've got a couple of
questions (out of a million, haha)
1. Does becoming a vampire actually
change your cells into something
else that LOOKS like you, or are you
still YOU, but harder?
2. Can the alpha werewolf make
decisions on behalf of the tribe, or
is a full council always necessary?
3. Have you had time to breathe yet
from all your promotions? ;)
1) It's sort of both. Your cells are
totally new, but what you were before is
still a big part of who you've become.
It's not that it just looks like you.
2) The alpha werewolf can make emergency
decisions on his own.
3) No. Getting on a plane tomorrow for
Toronto. Will I ever catch up? Sigh.
Oct 31, 2007 9:45 PM
will you write a book in alices view
I don't have any plans to do so at this
time. Because of Edward's mind reading,
Midnight Sun is going to give you a lot
of insight about what everyone else's
pov is during Twilight. You'll get to
see inside Alice's head. For me, that's
None of those freaky Virgos here.
This is Jenny, the English girl from
the Eclipse Prom … yeah, the one who
is way too obsessed with your books,
haha. Thanks so much for doing this
webchat! Though the idea of waking
up at 3:30am to be ready for the
start at 4am here in England was not
pleasant, I’ve been really excited
Thanks for coming to England for the
Kent signing, by the way! I got to
meet some really cool, English
Twilight fans, and for about an hour
afterwards I couldn’t say anything
but squeak, “Stephenie Meyer hugged
me!” It was amazing. Oh, and you
haven’t thought at all about my
poster, have you? I mean, Jacob
meeting a girl called Jenny WOULD be
an amazing plotline … ;) Or even a
vampire attack - I was just saying
to my friends yesterday that it
would be so sexy: death by vampire!
Okay, I do actually have some
questions! Despite all that rambling
- I’m just way too excited for this.
1. Does the vampire transformation
affect the person’s weight? As their
skin has different properties, and
is much harder, and they don’t have
any blood, does this make them
lighter than the average human of
heavier, or about the same?
2. How would vampires cut their
hair? I assume that it’s incredibly
strong like their skin, but what if,
say, Rosalie wanted to have a trim?
I’m not necessarily saying any
vampires would … but if they did,
how would they go about it?
3. Okay, this one’s just a silly one
that makes me giggle. What would
happen if a werewolf had their tail
cut off, and then they turned back
into a human? Would a bit of their
coccyx go missing? Would the tail
grow back? -laughs-
Thanks again for this, Stephenie!
You are simply amazing, and since
reading your books my life has
turned upside down.
Oh! My best friend, Ery, made a song
about New Moon which she gave at you
to the Kent signing, and she asked
me if I could ask you whether you’d
listened to it, and whether you’d
like it. She’s dying to know!
Hey Jenny! *hugs*
1) Vampires are a lot heavier, but
they're able to disperse their weight so
that they don't leave dents in the
2) Vampire hair is not strong like
superman hair. You can cut it, but it's
not growing back. Rosalie wouldn't dream
of touching hers.
3) The tail would grow back. I'm not
sure what part of their human anatomy
would reflect the loss until that
I haven't had a chance to sort through
my new CDs yet. Soon, hopefully!
Oct 31, 2007 9:50 PM
So eager for eternal damnation
First I wanted to say that I love
your books. Okay so my question is
this, I was re-reading Eclipse last
night and I realized that Edward,
and all the vampires, fighting
stance was a lot like a wrestling
stance. Did you know about that,
like was that where you got the
idea, or is it a coincidence?
I don't know much about wrestling!
Sports? Zzzzzzzzzzzzz.... The hunting
crouch was something that just seemed
right to me as I was writing.
Oct 31, 2007 9:52 PM
mary [E.C.] wrote:
how many books are there going to
I don't know for sure. 4 definitely. If
you count Midnight Sun, then 5
definitely. I'd like to write a few
more, but right now I'm so buried under
BD that I can't really bear the thought
of what's next. I have to get BD done
before I look ahead.
Oct 31, 2007 9:54 PM
What are your personal
thoughts on the movie current
standing? You have mentioned before,
on stepheniemeyer.com, that you have
little control of what the producers
say. Why is this? What would you do
(By the way, AH! I just asked
Stephenie Meyer a question.)
Okay. We're good.
Like I said, so far I'm very happy with
Summit. They seem to be going out of
their way to keep me in the loop and to
listen to my thoughts. But we still have
a very long way to go. I have my fingers
crossed for the best, but I'm not going
to lie about it if they screw it up. I
have a very open mind about their
vision, though. I'm probably more
flexible than a lot of the readers.
At this point, I wouldn't change
anything. I learned a lot from the first
option with MTV, and I'm really enjoying
this new situation.
Oct 31, 2007 9:57 PM
Dear Ms. Meyer—
It’s such an honor to be talking to
you, even if it’s across the
I think I speak for many people when
I ask the following:
How is Breaking Dawn coming along?
Is there any news on the film
version of Twilight?
Have they determined the release
date for the fourth book?
Is there anything you can tell us
about the fourth book that we don’t
I have many more questions, but I
think I’ll wait to see if they’re
answered. I’m sure these questions
will be repeated a countless number
Other than that, I’d just like to
say that I’m a big fan and aspiring
author. I look forward to your
BD is coming along SLOWLY. I work best
when I have a long period of
uninterrupted time, so the tour really
brought things to a screeching halt. I'm
hoping that I can get things moving
faster after I'm done touring and done
with the last edit on The Host, which is
what I've been working on since
No release date on the fourth book.
Since IT'S NOT DONE and all that...
Can't tell you anything about book 4.
Oct 31, 2007 9:59 PM
The Bella Cullen Project wrote:
Hello, Stephenie! It's the Bella
Cullen Project. Needless to say...
we are big fans (le duh...)
I have a question! Is Bella's story
really going to be over after
Breaking Dawn? Oh! And AFter
Midnight Sun is released, is there
going to be an Edward-version of New
Yay, the BCP!! (Everyone go listen to
Bella won't be narrating after BD, but
that's not to say that she won't be
appearing in the stories at all. If I
Oct 31, 2007 10:02 PM
Ta-shi-a [team Cullen!] wrote:
lol, we've bombarded her before she
well, here are my main questions:
1] what were you thinking with the
whole edward/bella/jacob triangle?
were you just trying to make it too
much like Wuthering Heights?
2]what is the deal with Leah being a
1) The E/B/J triangle happened very
naturally. I added the Wuthering Heights
angle more than a year after I'd written
the rough draft. Writing about love
triangles is exciting. You should try it
2) I'm not sure what you mean with this.
And I'm not saying anything about any
characters that might appear in the
Oct 31, 2007 10:04
Hi Stephenie!!!!!! MY QUESTION IS .
Near the end of Eclipse when Bella
and Edward are in the meadow, is
Bella being truthful about her
reason’s for not wanting to
consummate their relationship, or
did she stop Edward because she was
still distraught over Jacob?
Bella was being entirely truthful in the
meadow. Her reasons had nothing to do
with Jacob at all.
Oct 31, 2007 10:05 PM
wanna bet? wrote:
I have a couple of questions.
First in one of my classes we are
reading Marcel Proust and in his
novel he wrote one of the characters
names is Charles Swann.
And the first thing I thought of was
Did you name him after Proust's
character or is this a by chance
kind of thing?
Amy ^, , ^
Pure chance. The last name "Swan" comes
from one of the original founders of the
town of Forks.
Oct 31, 2007 10:17 PM
I know this will probably not get in
But to me Bella and Edward's love
Does she love him just because of
what he is, and vice versa for
Well, Edward kind of obviously does
cause of the whole mind reading
thing, but other than that. Does he
actually like her mind and find her
Well, to be perfectly honest, Bella and
Edward's love is fictional. Shhhhh!
Don't tell anyone.
In my fictional world, though, Bella's
love for Edward, and his love for her,
is very, very real. When Edward leaves,
and Bella reacts not like a high school
girl getting over her first crush, but a
widow whose husband has died: that there
was a clue. When Bella looked vampirism
in the face and decided to go ahead with
it, forgoing her present family and any
future family (kids): that was a clue.
When Bella gives up her best friend, who
would have made a dang fine soul mate:
that was a clue.
I could go on and on, but I have to pack
for Canada. I hear it gets cold up
there. Cold is like 70 degrees, right?
So that's the last question I can
answer. Oh, except my husband (who is
reading along in the other room) says
that everyone wants to know if Bella
keeps her notes from Edward. Heck, yeah!
Also, I hear Lauren Myracle stopped by.
Hi Lauren! You rock.
I'm sorry I couldn't even make it to
page twenty. I wish I had the no-sleep
vampire perk so that I could answer all
the questions in here. It would only
take me a week or so...
Before I go, I want to tell you how much
I appreciate all of you. You have no
idea how crazy and wonderful and
overwhelming it is to have all these
cool people excited about ME. Me, of all
people! I wish I could hug you all.
Thanks for making me feel like the most
special person in the world.
Happy Halloween! I <3 Twilight fans!